Public Works Department

Our Mission

The mission of your Public Works Department is to improve and maintain the community's infrastructure to  preserve and enhance the quality of life for its residents and facilitate the economic development opportunities. 

What we do

The Public Works Department provides for the routine maintenance and improvement of public streets, parks & public facilities, sewer collection systems, along with providing transportation management services, engineering services and recycling/environmental programs. 

The Public Works Department is comprised of seven divisions: Administration, Building & Facility Maintenance, Fleet Maintenance, Engineering Services, Parks and Landscape Maintenance, Transportation Services and Streets and Sanitation Maintenance. 

Reference Materials

Documents & Standards

Land Development Project Submittal Forms

Reports

Permits

Encroachment Permits

If you wish to perform any work in the public right-of-way, this generally includes the sidewalk, curb, gutter, planting strip, and driveway, you will need to submit a completed Encroachment Permit application along with a certificate of insurance & additional insured endorsements, street improvement plans and/or traffic control plans for the proposed work. There is a separate plan check fee. The cost of an Encroachment permit is based on the permit fee, technology fee and number of required hours of inspection determined by the Public Works Inspector. Please refer to the Public Works Fee Schedule (See above) for a breakdown of the cost of the permit. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Engineering Services Division by phone at (714) 993-8148 or email at pwengineering@placentia.org

Transportation Permits

Transportation permits are required for those vehicles that exceed the maximum width, height, length, or overhang and desire to travel on City streets and highways. The limits are outlined in the Caltrans Transportation Guidelines Manual.

Please submit an application one business day before the start of trip. Permits will be processed within one business day after receipt of application. The cost of a single trip permit is $16.00 and $90.00 for annual permit. In addition, proof of insurance and copy of payment check is required prior to issuing a permit. Annual permits will not be issued until payment of $90.00 has been received by mail or in person.

Single Trip and Annual Permits may be processed in person or by email at pwengineering@placentia.org