Public Works


"Preserving Ventura's vital infrastructure and environment"

Ventura Public Works Mission: We build and maintain vital infrastructure and protect our environment for the safety, enjoyment and prosperity of future generations.   Key services include: environmental education & outreach, recycling, energy conservation, stormwater & beach quality protection, traffic, transportation, parking management, pedestrian & bikeway advocacy, street repair, citywide cleaning, graffiti abatement, fleet & facilities, and design, construction & management of capital projects.

Road Closures and Street Flooding

  • There are no road closures at this time. 

City Facility and Parks Closures

Sand and sandbags available to Ventura residents, at the following location:

  • City of Ventura, Sanjon Mainentance Yard:  336 Sanjon Road (enter at Chrisman Avenue)
    Sand, bags and shovels are available while supplies last -- and will be replenished as quickly as possible.
    Contact: Rick Guzman, Environmental Services Division Secretary at 805-652-4525,

For a list of private vendors who sell sandbags in Ventura county, click this link: Ventura County SandBag Vendor List

If you observe mud / debris in city streets or other non-emergency flooding problems, call Ventura Public Works at 805-652-4525 during regular business hours.  On-call Public Works staff are also prepared to respond to emergency flooding situations outside normal work hours.

Call 911 if you observe severe flooding, mudflows and/or landslides threatening life and property.


Public Works Director Rick Raives,

Public Works Joins Top Agencies in the U.S. to Receive APWA Accreditation 

Ventura Public Works has received the prestigious American Public Works Association (APWA) Accreditation Award. In July, 2014, APWA announced that Ventura was the 92nd Agency out of 38,142 cities, towns and counties throughout the United States to receive this honor. This award is a “seal of approval” from APWA for implementing nationally recognized best practices, state-of-the-art operations, and the most efficient use of public resources.

The City of Ventura Public Works Department is the 11th city in California to be accredited. Worldwide there are 95 agencies accredited – 93 in US and 2 in Canada.  
 Learn about the APWA Accreditation process and why it's good for Ventura...

Congrats to our Public Works team and their outstanding efforts to protect Ventura's environment. Verizon featured the City of Ventura in their national ad campaign, view out the video here!

Latest Public Meetings

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Meeting Date Time Type
Thursday, July 21, 2016 02:00 pm Downtown Parking Advisory Committee
Thursday, May 19, 2016 03:00 pm Downtown Parking Advisory Committee
Thursday, April 21, 2016 03:00 pm Downtown Parking Advisory Committee

Contact Us

Public Works Administration, 501 Poli Street
Maintenance Yard, 336 San Jon Road
Avenue Treatment Plant, 5895 N Ventura Avenue
Sanitation Plant, 1400 Spinnaker Drive
652-4515 Public Works-Maintenance Yard
650-8010 Emergencies after hours
654-7805 Graffiti Hotline

667-6510 Illicit Discharge Hotline
652-0767 Parking Pay Station (Meter) Maintenance
652-4550 Parks & Street Trees
652-4590 Pothole Hotline/Streets

652-4515 Signal/Sign Maintenance
652-4525 Solid Waste & Recycling
652-4525 Street Cleaning/Sand
654-7769 Traffic/Bicycle Hotline
667-6519 Tree Hotline
652-4555 Volunteer Ventura
677-4114 Wastewater Treatment
652-4567 Water Conservation
652-4500 Water Operations
667-6500 Water & Sewer Billing