Streets and Sidewalks

City streets and sidewalk crew paving a street

If you would like to report repair needs for potholes, street/sidewalk maintenance, and other maintenance requests, please submit a City Service Request or leave a message on our Pothole Hotline at 805-652-4590.

  1. Streets
  2. Sidewalks

Street Management Plan

The City has a Five Year Pavement Management Plan. View the Pavement Management Plan for Fiscal Years 2023 – 2027.

Funding & Taxes

To maintain the overall condition of our City streets requires more money than the City receives from its share of gasoline taxes. Therefore, paving priorities need to be established to best utilize the available limited funding for the greatest long-term value.

Ongoing Street Maintenance

The City of Ventura Public Works Department maintains 700 lane miles of streets,13 miles of alleys, 2 million square feet of sidewalks, 350 miles of curbs and gutters, 18,000 road signs, and more than 1 million linear feet of street markings. Although streets are built to last for 20 - 40 years, they begin to deteriorate from the moment they are constructed. Streets with a lot of traffic, particularly heavy truck traffic, deteriorate more rapidly than streets in residential neighborhoods.

Their primary tasks include:

  • Crack Filling
  • Pavement Overlays
  • Pothole Repairs
  • Sinkhole Repairs
  • Skin Patches
  • Various Concrete Repairs

The City uses innovative processes for higher efficiency and has been praised nationally for the maintenance and care of their equipment.  

Pothole Locations

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  1. Sidewalk Maintenance
  2. Curb Maintenance
  3. Alley Maintenance

Safe Sidewalks Program

In January 2021, the City Council approved a sidewalk repair reimbursement program that uses Measure O funding to repay residents for a portion of their sidewalk repair costs. Click here for additional information.

Sidewalk Maintenance 

The California Streets and Highway Code Section 5610 and Section 18.010.060 of the City's Municipal Code requires that all sidewalks be maintained by adjacent property owners. The City does provide a level of maintenance for sidewalks that addresses issues in the interest of public safety. However, the program is underfunded.  

Residents May Repair Sidewalks 

Some residents or property owners desire that the sidewalks in front of their property be repaired or replaced sooner than can be done by the City. In such cases, the adjacent property owner can either hire their own licensed contractor or perform the work themselves (as provided for in the Municipal Code). In some cases, the property owner’s homeowners insurance will cover part of, or all of, the costs of the repairs, so it is highly encouraged that property owners check with their insurance provider before beginning any repair work. The contractor will need to obtain an encroachment permit from the City, but the permit will be free of charge and the work will be inspected by a representative of the Transportation Division. Please contact sidewalk maintenance at (805) 652-4515. View Section 18.010.060 of the City's Municipal Code.