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Our Mission Statement:  
Protecting and providing quality public improvements and services. 

Vision Statement:      
Public Works ~ A Well-Engineered Machine

Department Overview:  

The Public Works Department is responsible for managing a comprehensive and ambitious improvement program designed to meet the current and future needs of the community and to protect the City's physical and natural assets.  Capital projects include improvements to the City's roads, intersections, bridges, sidewalks, storm drains, traffic signals, water quality and environmental features, piers, water and sewer systems, streetlighting, public buildings and parks.  In September 2010, the divisions of Harbor Resources and Water Quality & Conservation were added to the Public Works Department to improve the City's efficiency in bay dredging and environmental and water concerns.

Another core service area focuses on the use of engineering expertise to solve problems, promote a safe and efficient transportation system, and serving as a liaison between homeowners and utility companies for processing utility underground assessment districts.  Public Works adds quality and safety to our lives through the use of engineered controls and measures such as traffic signals, signage, and the maintenance of streets.

Public Works also protects public property from unpermitted encroachments, ensures the safety of utility company activities, private construction and special events in the public right-of-way, and reviews plans for residential and commercial development as they relate to the public right-of-way. 

Contact the Public Works Department

Phone:  949-644-3311 Fax: 949-644-3318 Email:

Regular Office Hours
Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

City Hall

100 Civic Center Drive

Newport Beach, CA 92660



Mailing Address
Public Works Department
PO Box 1768
Newport Beach, CA 92658




The Harbor Resources Division is located at 829 Harbor Island Drive, Newport Beach, 92660 and can be reached by calling 949-644-3034.
The Municipal Operations Department is located at 592 Superior Avenue, Newport Beach, 92663 and can be reached by calling 949-644-3055 









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Advisory: Parking Lot Closure at Ensign View Park July 28-29
Advisory: A parking lot closure is planned for Monday, July 28 through Tuesday, July 29 at Ensign View Park and Theater Arts Center. Ensign View Park and Theater Arts Center is located at the intersection of Cliff Drive and El Modena Avenue.
Sand Replenishment - Newport Pier July 16 to July 30
Sand replenishment near the Newport Pier area will be taking place from July 16 to July 30.

Last updated: 5/20/2014 9:53:20 AM