The Design Criteria Manual was written by and includes criteria from the following departments:

  • Public Works
  • Water Utilities  
  • Planning and Development Services
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Fire Department

The manual was developed for users with knowledge and experience in the applications of standard engineering principles and practices of design and is intended to provide criteria for the most commonly encountered infrastructure designs in the City of Arlington or its Extra-territorial Jurisdiction. The purpose of the Design Criteria Manual and Guidelines is to provide information required to prepare civil construction plans for:

  • Residential Developments,
  • Commercial Developments, and
  • Capital Improvements

Close coordination with City staff is recommended and encouraged during the planning, design, and construction of all projects. 

Any questions or comments regarding the revised manual may be submitted to City staff via email.