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Welcome to the City of Santa Clarita's Public Works Department

Public WorksAs citizens of the City of Santa Clarita, together as a City we continue to grow and prosper. With the introduction of new projects and ideas, the Public Works Department strives to improve the quality of life in Santa Clarita and provide an exemplary level of customer service to each resident.

The Public Works Department is comprised of different divisions, each of which is responsible for various activities throughout the City. As a Department, we are dedicated to managing and completing capital projects that improve our community, maintaining quality roads, providing the residential and development community with development review services, and improving traffic flow and safety in our City.

EngineersAs part of our Capital Improvement Program, we are excited to introduce new projects to the community, such as the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center. The Aquatics Center provides our community with an Olympic size pool with the ability to accommodate local swim meets, as well as the training necessary for local Olympic hopefuls.

In addition to the Aquatics Center, the City, in collaboration with various public and private agencies, is developing the Cross-Valley Connector project (CVC). The CVC is an 8½-mile roadway that connects to various streets throughout our City. This road will alleviate many traffic issues, as well as keep heavy traffic away from our neighborhood streets. For residents and visitors alike, the Cross-Valley Connector will bring a new and more convenient way to travel across our City.

The staff of the Public Works Department is proud to be part of our City's growth and success. We strive for the common goal of quality customer service and improving the vitality of life in Santa Clarita.

Capital Improvement Projects
A capital project adds to the City's infrastructure and beautification. Capital Projects include structures such as the Santa Clarita Sports Complex and Newhall Metrolink Station. Capital Improvement is also responsible for improving current road conditions.

Information on Meeting the State-mandated Chloride (Salt) Limits in the Santa Clarita Valley
To avoid steep state fines or a loss of local control, the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District is conducting a local planning process to determine the most affordable way to upgrade the Valley's sewage treatment facilities to meet the State’s strict salt limits.  The SCV Sanitation District wants as much community input as possible and has posted important information on their website, including the time and location of information meetings and public hearings. To learn more, visit

Chiquita Canyon Landfill Expansion
Review a copy of the City’s comment letter regarding the draft environmental impact report.

Contact Information
Important phone numbers within and that apply to the Public Works Department.

Encroachment Permit Policies PDF Document
Policies on obtaining, and the functions of an Encroachment Permit.

Public Right of Way Information
What you need to know about working within the Public Right-of-Way.

APWA APWA High Desert Branch

Public Works Department

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Last updated: 3/23/2015 3:14:06 PM