110 S. Pine Street, Suite 221
Santa Maria, CA 93458
110 S. Pine Street, Suite 101
Santa Maria, CA 93458
Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., closed Fridays.
The Department of Public Works/Engineering is responsible for ensuring that City-owned transportation infrastructure and facilities, transit services and capital improvement programs are designed, engineered, constructed, maintained and/or modified in a presentable and safe condition. The department coordinates a variety of activities and services including the preparation of plans and specifications for public works related construction projects; the design and inspection of public facilities; ensuring the proper installation of all public improvements made in new subdivisions, such as streets, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, water mains, sewer lines, and drainage; and provides custodial service to City facilities. The Streets division is responsible for preventive and regular maintenance of streets and appurtenant facilities. Santa Maria Area Transit (SMAT) system provides a regional public transportation service.
Celebrating National Public Works Week (May 16-22)
- Bids and Proposals
- Public Works Fees
- Capital Projects
- Street Maintenance & Funding
- Engineering Division
- Encroachment Permit Procedures
- Public Transit Services
City Development Projects/Encroachment Permits
To discuss development projects, encroachment permits, as-built plans for public utilities, driveway approaches, property lines, sewer laterals, curb, gutter and sidewalk concerns, water services, hot-taps, water meters, and Public Improvement Plan Submittals (PIPs), please contact the Engineering Division at (805) 925-0951 ext. 2225, or send us an email for development projects/encroachment permits.
City Lights / Traffic Signals
Report inoperable streetlights and traffic signal concerns by contacting (805) 925-0951 ext. 2229. After hours or on weekends you may leave a message on the City's Streetlight Hotline - (805) 925-0951 ext. 2229.
City Sidewalk / Potholes
Report a damaged, raised or hazardous City sidewalk or a pothole by contacting (805) 925-0951 ext. 2229.
To report an unsafe condition at a City facility contact (805) 925-0951 ext. 2229.
Public Works Organizational Chart
To effectively provide public works services to all City residents in a courteous, responsive, responsible and efficient manner.
2022-23 Goals and Objectives
- Complete a crosswalk safety improvement plan for all crosswalks near schools, while utilizing innovative design approaches to solving issues.
- Standardize internal templates, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and filing systems to streamline administrative operations, and minimize miscommunications.
- Design and begin construction on the Battles Path improvements, to improve public access to recreation facilities.
- Complete a comprehensive City-wide Facilities Master Plan and Facilities Condition Assessment that aligns City facility planning with the community's growing demands to improve public services and work efficiency. The Facility Master Plan's purpose is to guide the City through its increasing expansion, while also addressing immediate and long-term City goals and objectives for facility investments and future enhancements.
- Update City specifications and drawings, ensuring the information is easily accessible online, to support efforts to streamline online permitting.
- Collaborate with the Finance Department to create a funding structure for Building Replacement and Maintenance.
- Develop a comprehensive Fleet Replacement Plan for the municipal fleet, establishing annual electric vehicles (EVs), plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), and zero-emissions vehicles (ZEVs) procurement benchmarks, vehicle purchases, charging infrastructure, and fleet maintenance. Source grant funding opportunities and update Fleet Policy to include EVs, PEVs, and ZEVs.
- Efficient management of sidewalk pavement is necessary to ensure a safe environment for pedestrians and provide recreational opportunities to the public. Implement a sidewalk condition index, providing an ongoing ranking system of the conditions and allowing decision-makers to utilize data to prioritize repair locations that are high risk, high use and in poor condition.
- Continue to work with regional partners to leverage funds, identify and address gaps, and enhance regional transit service to improve interconnectivity between educational, medical, employment, and commercial centers located in Santa Maria and outlying communities.
- Develop a plan to transition the City’s Public Transit Fleet to 100 percent renewable-powered electric buses well in advance of the State of California’s Innovative Clean Transit (ICT) Regulation, which requires all public transit agencies to transition to 100 percent zero-emission bus fleet by 2040, saving the transit program approximately $300,000 annually in fuel and maintenance costs, while improving the transit riding experience for riders and local air quality for all.