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Public Works
Luis Estevez
Acting 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 separated in to five divisions:
  • Building Maintenance, which oversees the function of all City-owned buildings
  • Engineering, which helps coordinate development projects
  • Equipment Maintenance, which maintains all equipment, including vehicles and construction inventory, owned by the City
  • Park Maintenance, which maintains all parks and landscaping needs for the City
  • Street Maintenance, which is in charge of all sewer, street sweeping, storm drains and roadways within Placentia City limits.

Fee Schedule
For the Public Works Department Fee Schedule (approved 2012), 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 and $90 for annual permit. Single Trip and Annual Permits may be processed in person, by fax at (714) 528-4640 or by email to Bryan Nguyen at . 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 has been received by mail or in person.

City Hall is open Monday - Thursday, 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM and closed every Friday. Please contact the Engineering Division at (714) 993-8148 for further information.

  • 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.

Street Moratorium
On May 18, 2010 the City Council adopted a resolution which prohibits cuts and excavations on any public street which has been newly constructed, reconstructed, slurry or cape sealed, overlaid, or improved within the City of Placentia.

The City maintains all public streets to extend their lives as long as is possible while seeking to minimize the cost of such maintenance.  Independent studies have confirmed that the lifespan of a newly resurfaced street that is cut or opened can be reduced by as much as 50% and will begin deteriorating at a much faster rate than pavement that has not been compromised.

The Director of Public Works shall not issue any permit to cut or open the surface of a public street that has been newly constructed, reconstructed, slurry or cape sealed, overlaid, or improved within the previous thirty-six (36) months for paved/overlaid streets and twenty-four (24) months for slurry sealed streets, commencing from the date of acceptance of the improvements by the City Council.

Click Here to view a current Street Excavation Moratorium List

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