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 The Survey Section provides land surveying and real property information to the public as well as in house survey basemap information for engineering design.  Surveying is involved in land development permitting, certificates of compliance, lot line adjustments, tentative and final map approval, right of way locations, and survey benchmarking.

Tie Sheets


The Construction Management Section oversees and inspects all public improvement construction activities within the City of Ventura. These services are placed into two distinct areas as follows:

  • City-funded capital improvement program (CIP) projects. These activities includes all street improvements, waterline replacements, sewer replacements, sidewalk and handicap ramp construction, bridge improvements, bike path improvements, and improvements made to City facilities.
  • Encroachment and Grading Permits. This includes land development activities that become public infrastructure, utility excavations such as Southern California Gas, Edison and others, and over the counter permits such as driveway aprons, and sewer lateral replacements.  The Construction Section also oversees the grading of all private and public developments to ensure design elevations, grades, slopes, and compaction testing meets the design intent. 

Our mission is to provide excellent customer service while producing high quality projects on schedule and within budget. Safe practice is our priority.

Construction and Demolition

Land Development Engineering Standards and Encroachment Permit Requirements



Ventura Public Works received the prestigious American Public Works Association (APWA) Accreditation Award in July, 2014. 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.  

Learn about the APWA Accreditation process and why it's good for Ventura...


Current Construction Projects

Loma Vista Area Sewerline Replace Project

Loma Vista Area Sewerline Replacement Project map



Waterline Replacement Ondulando Area Phase III


Ondulando Phase III


SCE Distribution Infrastructure Improvement (Ventura)

SCE map

Click on flyer to for PDF and to enlarge

Ventura Avenue Resurfacing Project

Please note that Chapter 22.250 of the City of Ventura's municipal code, the City can require a sewer lateral TV inspection upon transfer of property title and based on the findings of the TV inspection, can require the Owner to repair and replace and sewer lateral deficiencies.  If you as an owner are considering selling a property located on a street designated to be paved, it is recommended that you do so before the paving project occurs.

Ventura Avenue SCE Powerline Project

This is just for the pole replacement and cross arm work.  Crews will return to install the cables during the month of May.

SCE Project FlyerClick on flyer to enlarge SCE Project Map


Golf Course Well #7 Enclosure

The proposed Golf Course Well 7 will pump from the Oxnard Plain Groundwater Basin, which is managed by the Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency (FCGMA). FCGMA has approved construction of Well 7 as a replacement well for existing Golf Course Well 3, which is not an active well and was destroyed as part of the drilling project. The existing Golf Course Wells 5 and 6 have been operating continuously, and as a result, continue to decrease in water production. The new Well 7 will provide needed backup and redundancy to the existing two wells and serve as a replacement well.

Construction of Golf Course Well 7 will occur in two phases. The first phase consists of drilling and constructing the new well, which is completed. The second phase (current project) consists of site improvements, installing the pump, motor, related equipment and making the new well operational. 

Estimated Start Date- April 2016

Estimated Completion Date- August 2016

Construction Engineer- Ernie Ferrer (805) 677-3905

Contractor- Taft Electric

Tank Replacement Hall Canyon

The original scope of this project included the seismic upgrade of the two existing 235,000 gallon tanks at Hall Canyon. As part of the design process, a preliminary design report was prepared that examined options, including replacing the tanks. Since the tanks are over 60-years-old, it was determined the best option was to replace the tanks rather than retrofit them. Replacing the tanks versus retrofitting was estimated to increase the construction cost by only 7%, but would result in substantially increasing the useful life by an estimated fifty years. In addition to the new tanks, the scope of work includes: ladders, railings, corrosion protection, internal water recirculation system and asphalt paving at the tanks' site.

Start Date: March 2016

Estimated Completion date:  December 2016

Construction Engineer: Neal Knopik 805-677-3953


California Street Bridge, Pedestrian Enhancement Project

California Street Bridge, rendering

The California Street Bridge Enhancement project will improve the pedestrian experience by replacing the existing low-height pedestrian railing along the bridge with a six-foot high 250-foot long decorative railing, add eight decorative pedestrian lighting fixtures, and resurface the sidewalk area to add and improve the safety and aesthetics of walking across the California Bridge over Highway 101

Start date February 2016

Access may be restricted during construction work; detours will help guide pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists safely around the project area. This project will require occasional northbound and/or southbound Hwy 101 night closures at the California Street Bridge; detours will route motorists around the construction.

City of Ventura Construction Manager: Loree Pryce 805-658-4704
City of Ventura Construction Engineer / Project Manager: Ernie Ferrer 805-654-3905
Contractor - Union Engineering Company / Mike Roberts, Project Superintendent:   805-644-3373

California Street Bridge Pedestrian Project; intermittent road delays scheduled for Monday, Oct. 10 and Tuesday, Oct. 11


Land Development Construction

Pending Projects