Divisions1500 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara, CA 95050
Tel: (408) 615-3000 Fax: (408) 985-7936
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am to 12pm; 1pm to 5pm
Public Works is comprised of two groups: the Engineering Department and the Building Maintenance Division.
Engineering Department Overview
The Engineering Department is managed through four divisions: Traffic Engineering, Design, Field Services, and Land and Property Development. Engineering plans, designs and provides construction management and inspection for public infrastructure projects such as storm drains, sanitary sewers, roads, traffic signals, pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular facilities, as well as public buildings like our libraries, fire stations, police headquarters, the senior center and the buildings at City Hall. Another responsibility of the department is the cleanup of contaminated soils and groundwater on City property.
Engineering also facilitates private residential, commercial, and industrial developments by providing plan review functions, collecting development fees, managing Assessment Districts, processing of subdivision maps, lot line adjustments, easements, agreements, and of encroachment permits for work in the public right-of-way or easements dedicated for City facilities, and the inspection of private improvements in the public right-of-way.
Additionally, Engineering coordinates projects and programs such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Program with local, state, and federal agencies to obtain grants and permits for the City.
All of the above City projects are supported by land surveying and materials testing functions, as well as signage and pavement striping and markings in the public right-of-way for the safe flow of pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular traffic.
Street and Automotive Services Division Overview
The Street and Automotive Services Division is responsible for the maintenance of City streets and sidewalks to lengthen service life, improve rideability and enhance public safety, median landscaping and landscaping of various City-owned properties, healthy and safe City street trees by providing trimming, removal and replacement services, efficiency of storm drain collection and pumping facilities, comprehensive system for the periodic collection, removal and disposal of all refuse from all premises within the City including solid waste collection, recycling, hazardous waste collection and street sweeping, and fabricate, install and maintain traffic signs, striping, curb markings, pavement messages, and other traffic related facilities.
Additionally, Street and Automotive Services minimizes storm water pollution and nuisances caused by graffiti, illegal signs, and code violations.
Building Maintenance Division Overview
The Building Maintenance Division is responsible for the repair and maintenance of approximately 700,000 square feet of City-owned buildings. The Division provides janitorial services to most City buildings using contracted services.