Division Functions

The Division provides general engineering and surveying services for the Department. It also provides recommendations and technical support services to the Administration and the County Council, when such services are required. It is primarily tasked with the responsibility of administrating the Grading, Grubbing and Stock piling Ordinance, the Flood Plain Ordinance, the Speed Hump Ordinance, and the Drive-way Approach Ordinance. In addition, it also manages the Building Address and Numbering System Program. The Division also provides engineering review and comments for subdivisions/consolidations applications, zoning and use permit application, and building permit applications.

There are 3 divisions within the Engineering Division:

  • Construction Management & Inspection
  • Design & Permitting
  • Survey & Mapping


  • Engineering Division Services

    • Grubbing, Grading and Stockpiling Ordinance
    • Speed Hump Ordinance
    • Storm Water Management Program
    • CIP and M&R (Roads and Drainage Facilities) Design and Construction Program
    • CIP and M&R (Roads and Drainage Facilities) Construction Management Program
    • Building Permit Review Program
    • Field Surveys and Mapping Program
    • Subdivisions/Consolidations, Zoning, and Use Permit Review Program
    • Driveway Approach Ordinance
    • Regulatory Signage, Street and Traffic Lights, and Road Construction Permits Program

    In addition, the Division provides recommendations and technical support to the Administration and the County Council at public hearings, informational meetings, and advisory committee meetings.

    Contact Information

    County of Kauai - Department of Public Works
    Engineering Division
    Michael Moule, P.E., P.T.O.E.,  Division Chief
    4444 Rice Street, Suite 175
    Lihue, Hawaii 96766-1340

    Phone: 241-4883
    Fax: 241-6609
    Email: mmoule@kauai.gov

    Bookmark This Page: www.kauai.gov/publicworks/engineering

    Hours of Operation: 7:45 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
    Monday thru Friday, except state and county holidays.

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