Public Works Department
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.
For all questions related to the City’s forms and standards, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Documents & Standards
- CIP Budget FY 18-25
- City Facilities and Parks
- Citywide Pavement Rehabilitation & Maintenance Schedule (Updated April 2020)
- City Street Moratorium Map
- Grading Permit Application
- Public Works Department Fee Schedule (effective July 1, 2018)
- Residential Parkway Design Guidelines
- Residential Permit Parking Guidelines
- Speed Hump Program Guidelines
- Storm Drain Legend Map
- Street Sweeping Schedule
- Traffic Control Plan Template
- Traffic Control Plan Requirements
- Tree Trimming Cycle Map
- Trench Patch Detail
Land Development Project Submittal Forms
- Sewer Capacity Study Guidelines
- Hydrology and Hydraulics Submittal Checklist
- Street Improvement Plan Template
- Rough Grading Plan Template
- Water Quality Management Plan (WQMP) Template
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Records Requests
The City Clerk’s Office handles Public Records Requests in compliance with California’s Public Records Act. To acquire a public record, please submit a Public Record Request Form (PDF). The completed request form may be mailed or hand-delivered to City Hall at:
City of Placentia
Attn: City Clerk
401 E. Chapman Avenue
Placentia, CA 92870
You may also fax public record requests to City Hall at (714) 961-0283.