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

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    General Plan Advisory Committee Meeting

    Join us on Tuesday, January 18 at 6PM for our next General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) Meeting. Register...
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    Virtual Community Forum - Ventura River Trail Grant Application

    Join us for a virtual community forum to learn about the Clean California Local Grant Program by Caltrans and share ideas to include in the City of Ventura’s grant application to renovate the Ventura River Trail. Read on...
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    Parks & Recreation is looking for energetic people to work in our after-school programs!

    Are you or someone you might know interested in coordinating youth enrichment activities, providing homework assistance, or organizing day-to-day activities? View flyer for details...
  4. Pothole Hotline

    See a pothole? Report it!

    With one of the strongest rain storms hitting Ventura recently, we remind you that rain causes potholes and our Streets Team is doing all they can to address new potholes. Read on...
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    Spring Registration has begun!

    We offer a wide variety of classes and programs to choose from, including swim lessons, sailing classes, tennis lessons, and more! Review page 43 of the Spring Activity Guide for online and over the phone registration information. Check out the Spring Activity Guide...
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    City facilities closed and programs cancelled

    Due to increased COVID-19 cases countywide, the City has temporarily closed all City facilities and cancelled in-person recreational programming through January 30, 2022. Read more...
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    Community Development Updates

    Draft Local Coastal Program Amendment - NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY Read on...
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    City of Ventura welcomes new Chief Building Official

    The City of Ventura is pleased to welcome Shawn Huff as the Chief Building Official in the Community Development Department. The City’s Chief Building Official is responsible for managing all building regulation services and programs. Additional Info...
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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 of Ventura receives $2M grant from California State Parks

    The City of Ventura awarded a nearly $2 million grant from California State Parks as part of its "Outdoors for All" initiative! Grant funds will be used for a new skatepark on the Westside. Additional Info...
  11. Community Partnerships Grant Program 2022 Newsflash

    The Community Partnerships Grant Program is now accepting applications!

    Are you a social service organization that provides needed services to Ventura residents? Do you represent a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Ventura County that provides services to residents of the City of Ventura? If YES, visit our webpage for details...
  12. Cultural Funding Grant Program 2022 Newsflash

    The Cultural Funding Grant Program is now accepting applications!

    Are you a Ventura-based nonprofit arts organization? If YES, this grant opportunity may be for YOU! To learn more, visit our webpage...
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    City of Ventura launches Winter Weather Response Plan for unhoused individuals

    Community members are invited to donate supplies for stay warm packs Additional Info...
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    Capital Improvement Project: Community Park 2nd Entrance

    Visitors will soon have two ways to enter Community Park and the Aquatic Center! Construction is underway on a new entrance into Community Park from Telephone Road at Ramelli Avenue. Read on...
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    City News: Read the My Ventura eNewsletter

    Get the latest City news sent straight to your email every two weeks! Read more...
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    Community Cleanup & Recycling Event

    The Community Cleanup and Recycling Event is back on February 12, 2022! Read on...
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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: 805-654-7702
    Fax: 805-641-2775
    Emergency: 805-339-4399


City Hall Hours

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

    Friday:
  1. Phil Nelson

    Public Works Director