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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 









Click on the Organizational Chart to view [PDF]

Sidewalk Closures Surrounding Police Station and Fire Station #3 from December 1 - December 19
A contractor will be installing conduit near the Newport Beach Police and Fire Stations on Santa Barbara Drive starting December 1 through 19. Working hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Planned Streetlight Outage in Westcliff Area (Dover Shores Community and Mariners Community) Beginning Tonight
Streetlights in the Westcliff area (Dover Shores and Mariners Communities) may be non-operational as Southern California Edison replaces a transformer and reconnects the electrical service. This work will not affect residential electrical service.
Advisory: West Bay Avenue & 19th Street Restroom Closure beginning September 3
As part of the Marina Park project, West Bay Avenue between 18th and 19th Streets and the 19th Street Restrooms will be closed beginning September 3. Temporary facilities will be provided within the vicinity in the interim. Beach access is available off of 19th Street.

12/5/2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
12/6/2014 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
10/21/2015 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Last updated: 5/20/2014 9:53:20 AM