Public Works

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Our Mission

To provide innovative solutions for Ventura's infrastructure and our environment to our community – they're counting on us

  1. Storm Cleanup News Flash

    Storm Recovery: Cleanup and Repairs

    Latest information about storm recovery, repairs, and cleanup efforts throughout the City of Ventura. Read on...
  2. King Tides Walk news flash

    Thanks for coming on the King Tides Walk!

    Thank you to the more than 100 community members for joining elected officials, environmental partners, and more, on our King Tides Walk on Saturday, January 21, 2023. Additional Info...
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    Therapy dog in training

    Ventura Fire’s new comfort canine gears up to support local firefighters Additional Info...
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    Now hiring Lateral Firefighter-Paramedics

    We're looking for men and women interested in an all-hazards emergency response fire department with a commitment to enhancing the quality of life and the environment. Additional Info...
  5. Foul Weather Shelter_News Flash

    Foul Weather Shelter Plan

    Community members can donate supplies for the City’s Foul Weather Shelter through March 31, 2023. Additional Info...
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    New Building Express Insta-Permits

    Customers can now receive certain residential permits instantly through Ventura's Online Permit Services (OPS). Permit types include replacements for windows, water heaters, plumbing, roofing, and more! Read on...
  7. Community-Cleanup-Shred-Event-Newsflash_500x500 2.2023

    Community Cleanup & Recycling Day

    Start the year fresh, and get rid of old junk for free! Read on...
  8. Parks Recreation Activity Guide Spring 2023

    Spring Activity Guide now available!

    The Parks & Recreation Spring Activity Guide is live! Registration begins Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. noon. View classes, camps, and special events for all ages from January to May. Additional Info...
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    Ventura City Council approves a settlement agreement with the City Manager

    The City Council approved a settlement agreement with its City Manager, Alex D. McIntyre, during its meeting on December 12, 2022. Additional Info...
  10. City Hall News Flash

    Ventura City Council Meetings to offer Spanish Interpretation Program

    The City of Ventura will provide live two-way Spanish interpretation services for all City Council meetings for the next six months, starting on September 26, 2022. Read on...
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    Development Review Process

    An overview of the Development Review Process and how to stay informed about development projects happening around the City. Read on...
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    City News: Read the My Ventura Community eNewsletter

    Get the latest City news sent straight to your email every two weeks!
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About Us

The City of Ventura's Public Works Department is accredited by the American Public Works Association.

  1. Physical Address
    501 Poli Street
    Ventura, CA 93001

    Phone: : 805-654-7887
    Fax: : 805-641-2775
    Emergency Phone: : 805-339-4399


City Hall Hours

  1. Monday - Thursday:
    7:30 am - 5:30 pm

    Friday*
  1. Phil Nelson

    Public Works Director

  2. Peter Sheydayi

    Assistant Public Works Director/City Engineer

  3. Mary Joyce Ivers

    Deputy Public Works Director