Design Guidance Manual & Forms


  • Physical Address
  • Municipal Plaza Building
    114 W. Commerce, 5th Floor
    San Antonio, TX 78205   
  • Mailing Address
  • P.O. Box 839966
    San Antonio, TX 78283-3966
  • Phone
  • 210.207.8140


  • Mike Frisbie, P.E.
    Director and City Engineer
  • Anthony Chukwudolue, P.E.
    Deputy Director
  • Razi Hosseini, P.E.
    Deputy Director
  • Christie Chapman
    Assistant Director
  • Arthur Reinhardt, P.E., C.F.M.
    Assistant Director
  • Nefi Garza, P.E.
    Assistant Director
  • Paul Berry
    Chief Communications Officer

This manual is intended to provide general guidance in the management and design of horizontal (street, bridge and drainage) civil projects for the City of San Antonio. It outlines the procedures and formats that must be followed in performing design tasks associated with roadway and drainage projects within the City.

Horizontal Design Guidance Manual
October 2017 – Design Guidance Manual
February 2012 – Design Guidance Manual

Facility and Park Projects
Facilities Designs Guidelines and Standards

Design Guidance Manual Forms:

Preliminary Engineering Report Checklist (.doc)
40% Submittal Checklist (.doc)
70% Submittal Checklist (.doc)
95% Submittal Checklist (.doc)
Bid Phase Submittal Checklist (.doc)
Project Work Plan (.xls)
Design Summary Report (.doc)
QA/QC Certification Form (.xls)
Comment and Resolution Form (.xls)
Construction Observation Report (.doc)
Complete Streets Assessment & Field Analysis Checklist (.xls)
Utility Conflict Matrix (.xls)
Variance Letter (.doc)


The City of San Antonio requires implementation of the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3) Inspection Form on all projects.

Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3) Inspection Form (Interactive PDF)

For more information regarding these documents, please contact TCI.

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