Public Works

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Public Works Service Updates


Land Development Project Requirements and Engineering support

Survey and Mapping requirements and submissions 

FEMA, Floodplain issues, and Thomas Fire Grading Permit Appeals 

How to Submit a Public Records Request for Record Drawings

"Preserving Ventura's vital infrastructure and environment"

Ventura Public Works mission is to build and maintain vital infrastructure and protect our environment for the safety, enjoyment and prosperity of future generations. Key services include: environmental education and outreach; recycling; energy conservation; stormwater and beach quality protection; property administration; flood management; traffic, transportation, parking management, pedestrian and bikeway advocacy; street repair; citywide cleaning; graffiti abatement; fleet and facilities; and design, construction and management of capital projects.

Public Works/Land Development updates and information on the Thomas Fire

American Public Works Association (APWA) Accreditation AgencyVentura Public Works is a nationally recognized APWA Accredited Agency

In 2014, Ventura Public Works received the prestigious American Public Works Association (APWA) Accreditation Award and became the 92nd Agency out of 38,142 cities, towns and counties throughout the United States to receive this honor. This award is a “seal of approval” from APWA promoting excellence for implementation of nationally recognized best practices, state-of-the-art operations, and the most efficient use of public resources.  Ventura Public Works achieved re-accreditation in 2020 that demonstrates our ongoing commitment to continuous improvement to deliver vital services to our community.

The City of Ventura Public Works Department is the 11th city in California to be accredited out of 19 agencies. Worldwide there are 158 agencies accredited – 156 in the US and 2 in Canada.  

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