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.  (As of January 20, 2016 Sanjon Road has been re-opened to thru traffic.)

    Please continue to use caution on the roadways as storm debris is being cleared.

City Facility and Parks Closures

  • The Ventura Pier is closed for repairs, and is estimated to be re-opened at the end of February. 
    Read the December 11, 2015 media release.  Please check back here for updates.

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 on the link below:

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 the “seal of approval” from APWA for implementing nationally recognized best practices, state-of-the-art operations, and 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!

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Latest Public Meetings

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Meeting Date Time Type
Thursday, April 21, 2016 03:00 pm Downtown Parking Advisory Committee
Thursday, March 17, 2016 03:00 pm Downtown Parking Advisory Committee
Thursday, February 18, 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

Phone numbers:
Emergencies after hours .   (805)650-8010
Graffiti Hotline . . . . . . . . .(805)654-7805
Illicit Discharge Hotline. . .  (805)667-6510
Parking Pay Station (meter) Maintenance..(805) 652-0767
Parks & Street Trees/Sand..(805)652-4550
Pothole Hotline/Streets  . .  (805)652-4590
Signal/Sign Maintenance . . (805)652-4515
Solid Waste & Recycling  . (805)652-4525
Traffic/Bicycle Hotline   . .  805)654-7769
Tree Hotline  . . . . . . . . . . (805)667-6519
Volunteer Ventura  . . . . . . (805)652-4555
Wastewater Treatment . . . .805)677-4114
Water Conservation  . . . .  (805)652-4567
Water Operations . . . . . . . (805)652-4500
Water & Sewer Billing  . . . . (805)667-6500