Public Works & Engineering


Welcome to Mont Belvieu's Public Works & Engineering Department. This section is intended to provide you with general references, answers to common questions, and frequently used forms.


Our department's goal is to implement the City's Comprehensive Plan by supporting consistent construction and development codes and inspection services to protect health, safety, and public welfare.


To provide comprehensive development and review services to citizens, developers, and contractors. To ensure proper, safe, and high-quality infrastructure improvements and renovations designed and constructed by the private sector and the City of Mont Belvieu. To inspect and ensure compliance with local, state, and federal rules and regulations to achieve the overall Comprehensive Plan of the City of Mont Belvieu.

Learn more about all of the projects that are currently under construction by visiting our Capital Improvement Projects Page.


One of the things that help our City be the best it can be is hearing from you. Whether it’s seeing something in need of improvement or questions about one of our large Capital Improvement projects, we want to hear from you. Please click here to use our Resident Feedback Portal to create a report and let us know what you feel we need to address.


To receive a text message or email when new bids are added click here.


The documents are on file at  There is no cost to view the plans, and printing can be done through the website or in your own office.  Sets of hard copies of Bidding Documents will not be sold.

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Master Drainage Plan

The engineering consultant shall perform an analysis of the existing drainage system and identify necessary future improvements. Includes analysis of areas flooded during Hurricane Harvey.


Population growth, development, and aging infrastructure necessitate a plan for how to best distribute city resources towards drainage issues.

Download the Master Drainage Plan here

Supplemental Detention Criteria

The City of Mont Belvieu (the City) has instituted criteria manual for stormwater detention facilities. The purpose is that the City's existing detention criteria were not stringent enough to require more aesthetically pleasing, or recreationally-capable detention facilities as seen in other municipalities in the Houston-Galveston Metroplex. The aesthetic criterion is categorized as follows: 

  1. Geometrics,
  2. Landscaping,
  3. Hydraulic Facilities,
  4. Maintenance,
  5. Structural Amenities, and
  6. Low Impact Development

The City created the Standard for Aesthetics and Recreation (STAR) Program that utilizes this categorization. The STAR Program is a point system that sets baseline requirements for future detention facilities per land use. In order to achieve that baseline requirement, developers have to score their detention facility by accounting for the various elements that have been incorporated into the facility's design. In implementing this program, there will be an unlimited menu that developers can choose from to create their detention facilities. Moreover, The City programmed the STAR Program to weigh elements that the City views favorably (such as concrete trails and soft-sloped ponds) so that the City can narrow the gaps in achieving its desired conditions.

In an attempt to quantify aesthetics, The City concedes that one's interpretation of aesthetics may vary from that of another's. However, in this case, the final authority will belong to a City Manager Appointee. The City Manager Appointee has certain interpretative powers when using the STAR Program. These limited discretionary powers were implemented to preserve the criteria so that if any loopholes of the STAR Program existed, there would be a check and balance from the City.

Please download the following three files to use on the layout of your pond. All submitted plan sets for review must have a STAR sheet included.

Subdivision Construction Manual

The City of Mont Belvieu Subdivision Construction Manual is adopted as the engineering standard governing the construction of subdivisions within the jurisdiction of the City.  Download the Subdivision Construction Manual here.

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required postings

Texas Community Development Block Grant Programs

For information regarding the Policy of Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability, Citizen Participation & Grievance Procedures, and Equal Opportunity Employment,

Please click on the link below:

Para obtener informacion acerca de la Política de no discriminación por motivo de la discapacidad, Participación Ciudadana y Procedimientos de Quejas e Igualdad de Oportunidades de Empleo,

Por favor, haga clic en el enlace siguiente:

Civil Rights Notice.PDF


To reach out to the Fair Housing Coordinator at the City of Mont Belvieu regarding Fair Housing rights complaints, email: Sandra Cuellar-Wilson at

To file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development regarding your Fair Housing rights, please follow the link below.

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establishing new service

Welcome to Mont Belvieu. We are so glad that we can be your new hometown. To establish new utility service, just CLICK HERE to go to our Utility Billing page. Whether it’s water, sewer, solid waste, or our award-winning MB Link internet utility, you’ll find all the information you need to establish service.

Reporting a street light outage

CenterPoint Energy manages Mont Belvieu’s street lights. If you need to report an outage, you can click here.