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Welcome to Public Works

“We Build Community From the Ground Up”

Public Works is responsible for providing the essential infrastructure needs for the unincorporated Santa Cruz County communities. Our responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Construction and Maintenance of County roads and bridges
  • Streetlight, traffic signal and sign installation and maintenance
  • Roadway and drainage design
  • Curb, gutter and sidewalk improvements
  • County landfill and transfer station operations
  • Solid waste and recycling services for County residents
  • Development and maintenance of the County sanitation
  • infrastructure
  • Davenport water and sewer treatment facility operations and
  • maintenance
  • Flood control and stormwater management
  • Construction and development inspection
  • Public Works fleet maintenance
  • Real Property Management
  • Management of 50 Road and Sanitation County Service Areas(CSA)

Contact Public Works

701 Ocean Street, Room 410
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Monday - Friday 8:00 - 5:00
Closed for Lunch 12:00 - 1:00

Phone: (831) 454-2160
Fax: (831) 454-2385

Road Operations
24 Hour Dispatch (831) 477-3999

Wastewater Operations
24 Hour Dispatch (831) 477-3907

Survey Counter is only open
Wednesdays 1:30 - 4:30

Holiday Schedule

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