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Public Works
Luis Estevez
Director of Public Works

401 E. Chapman Ave.
Placentia, CA  92870

Ph: (714) 993-8131
Fx: (714) 528-4640

Monday - Thursday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Mission Statement
The mission of the Public Works Department is to improve and maintain the citywide infrastructure in a manner that will enhance the quality of life for its residents.

The Public Works Department is comprised of six divisions:
  • Administration, which oversees the overall administration and operation of the department, including financial services and regulatory programs and public outreach. 
  • Building Maintenance, which oversees the maintenance and repairs of all City-owned buildings and facilities. 
  • Engineering, which oversees the coordination and delivery of City's Capital Improvement Program, Traffic Engineering Services, utility coordination and right-of-way inspections, as well as review of private development projects. 
  • Equipment Maintenance, which provides maintenance for all City fleet vehicles and equipment. 
  • Parks and Landscape Maintenance, which maintains all parks and public landscaping throughout the City.
  • Street and Sanitation, which oversees maintenance of the City's sewer collection system, street sweeping, storm drain maintenance, roadway and public right-of-way maintenance. 

For information on the Public Works team, click on the organizational chart. 

Fee Schedule
For the Public Works Department Fee Schedule (approved 2017), please Click Here.

Forms and 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 an Encroachment Permit Application. 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.

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.

Permit Application & Cost
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 $16.81 and $94.53 for annual permit. Single Trip and Annual Permits may be processed in person or by email to Janet Juarez at . If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janet (714) 993-8148

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 $94.53 has been received by mail or in person.

  • For a Transportation Permit Application, please click here
  • To view a map of designated truck routes in the City of Placentia, please click on Truck Routes.

401 East Chapman Avenue
Placentia, CA 92870
(714) 993-8117