Land Development Engineering (LDE)

COVID-19 Notice

The Land Development Counter is open to the Public by appointment only.  You can request an appointment online or by calling 209-342-4712.

What We Do

Land Development Engineering (LDE) is responsible for maintaining and upholding the City of Modesto Standard Design Specifications, improvement plans and maps, including all new subdivision, processing various easement dedications, issuing encroachment permits, water and sewer connection permits, and transportation permits.

New Online System

On August  23, 2021, the City of Modesto launched a new permit and development processing system called E-TRAKiT. E-TRAKiT will enable customers to participate more effectively in the City’s development process. The new system will deliver more interactive services to support development and code enforcement in the City limits.

This system will enhance the permit center’s ability to serve developers and the broader community in a more efficient way and will greatly reduce the need for in person transactions.

The Community Development Suite from Central Square Technologies, the industry leader in public sector technology, includes modules for planning entitlements, building permits, encroachment permits and code enforcement. Visit the new E-TRAKiT portal.

Click on for eTRAKiT Help Documents.