New Development

Minimum Initial Engineering Submittal Requirements

The below documentations are considered the minimum and therefore projects may require more information based on site specific condition:

  1. The Engineering Plan Filing Fee. The filing fee shall be payable to City of Aurora and is required prior to start of plan review. The filing fee will be credited towards the final engineering fee, to be determined prior to plan approval

    Area of Site Disturbance 
     Less than 1 acre 
     Between 1 acre and 5 acres
     Between 5 acres and 10 acres
     Between 10 acres and 20 acres
     More than 20 acres
  2. Two (2) complete sets of 24”x36” site plans that are signed and sealed by an Illinois Licensed Professional Engineer.
  3. One (1) completed Project information Sheet (PDF).
  4. Two (2) signed & sealed copies of the stormwater report in tabular format containing the COA Stormwater Management Permit Worksheet and Application (PDF) including Tabs 1 through 3. The stormwater report shall contain the following:
    1.  Existing Conditions (Pre-Development)
      A. Tributary area map (onsite, offsite and depressional area if applicable)
      B. 100-year critical duration analysis model (using event hydrograph routing method)
      C. All model input information
      D. Summary of model results in tabular format
    2. Proposed Conditions (Post Development)
      A. Tributary Area Map (onsite, offsite and depressional area-if applicable)
      B. City of Aurora 100 Year Calculation Sheet for Stormwater Management (PDF)
      C. 100-year, 24-hour model (using event hydrograph routing method)
      D. 100-year, 24-hour model w/ blocked restrictor (provide all input information)
      E. Summary of model results in tabular format
      F. Overland flood route calculations
      G. Restrictor sizing calculations
      H. Overflow weir length calculations
      I. Storm sewer calculations, using City of Aurora rainfall data, with exhibit    delineating catchment areas.
  5. Wetland determination reports prepared by a Qualified Wetland Review Specialist
  6. One (1) Soil investigation report for the site (if applicable)
  7. Drain tile survey (if applicable)
  8. One (1) Address Plat at 1 inch equals 100 feet (1” = 100’). (if applicable)
  9. Traffic study (if applicable)
  10. Pavement design (for all public roads, except Local Residential)

Fox River Corridor Population Equivalent (P.E.) Use Fee Ordinance

Effective March 23, 2010, Ordinance No. O10-09

If a project has been determined to be within the boundaries or connecting to a sanitary sewer within the boundaries of this ordinance, the project needs to complete a copy of a fixture and residential unit count sheet and submit it with all other the required documentation and certifications to the Engineering Division for review and fee determination. If the project is a building permit without any other Engineering review, please fill out the Project Information Sheet. Below are links to the forms w / instructions (one form is in color the other is in black and white). Also, there is a link to a copy of the ordinance.

Project Information Sheet

Submission of Civil Engineering for commercial development should follow the City of Aurora Standard Specifications for Improvements and generally precedes the submission of the building permit.

This Civil submission should also include a completed Project Information Sheet (PDF). This form is submitted with plans and contains all project specific information. Please make sure the form is filled out completely.

Project Re-submittal Form

To ensure efficient processing and tracking of the re-submittal, please download and fill out the Project Resubmittal Form (PDF). This form is required to accompany all documents associated with a new development engineering re-submittal to the Engineering Division and shall be placed on the top of the submittal so that it is plain to see. Failure to include said form may result in the City not accepting the submittal and/or may delay the processing of the submittal.

Proposed Grading Agreement

Single family, multi-family new construction requires the builder to submit as part of the permit application the completed signed, original Proposed Grading Agreement (PDF).

Temporary Occupancy Guidelines for Commercial Developments

Standards for Individual Lot Improvement & Inspection

Standard Language for Subdivision Securities

Standard Language for Stormwater Management Maintenance

A Long Term Maintenance Plan is required for a proposed, privately owned stormwater drainage system.  The Long Term Maintenance Plan must identify the components of the stormwater drainage system, the party responsible for maintaining each component, and list the expected maintenance tasks.  A template Maintenance Plan is provided below.  The template should be customized to fit a specific development project and then submitted as part of the Final Engineering submittal.  If the proposed development is a subdivision, then the approved Long Term Maintenance Plan should be recorded as part of the subdivision's Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions.  If the proposed development is not a subdivision, then the approved Long Term Maintenance Plan should be recorded as a Stormwater Management Maintenance Covenant running with the land.  A template Stormwater Management Maintenance Covenant is provided below.