The Alvin Engineering Department provides engineering, planning, design, and construction administration for paving, storm drainage, water, and waste water projects. The department also provides permitting and inspection services.

The department provides engineering reviews of subdivision, construction, and commercial development plans to ensure that each development conforms to City ordinances and regulations.

Assistance to engineers and surveyors working on projects in Alvin is provided in the form of GPS survey control monuments, topographical and utility maps. These maps are available for viewing by the public through the City of Alvin's Engineering Department.