Get updates on the COVID-19 coronavirus at

Friday, April 10, is a Town holiday. Yard waste will not be collected Friday. Residential trash collection and curbside recycling will not be affected. Chapel Hill Transit will operate on a Saturday schedule (no U or NU routes). Chapel Hill Transit will not operate on Sunday, April 10. View the holiday service schedule.

Public Works Engineering Design Manual and Standard Details

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

**Update** - Several revisions are being made to the Town of Chapel Hill Public Works Engineering Design Manual (new draft version).  Once these revisions have been approved, the link below will be updated.  Following this will be an updated website that offers users an easier way to look up sections within the manual as well as a word search.

Please forward all questions concerning the Town of Chapel Hill Public Works Engineering Design Manual to:

Public Works Engineering Design Manual

The Town of Chapel Hill Public Works Engineering Design Manual has been prepared to help people involved with land development in Chapel Hill and its planning jurisdiction to understand, before they begin, what will most likely be acceptable in this jurisdiction. These standards are intended to complement and supplement the general Design Guidelines included in the Comprehensive Plan.

Specific design criteria set forth herein provide a ready reference of those practices and techniques acceptable to the Town.

Standard Details

The Town of Chapel Hill also provides Standard Details as concrete examples which conform to Town standards.

Click on each link to see the individual index.

Engineering Construction Permit

Download the Engineering Construction Permit here.


Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.
They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.

Acrobat Reader Download Acrobat Reader Flash Player Download Flash Player Windows Media Player Download Windows Media Player Microsoft Silverlight Download Microsoft Silverlight Word Viewer Download Word Viewer Excel Viewer Download Excel Viewer PowerPoint Viewer Download PowerPoint Viewer
View Full Site