Public Works


Public Works

The Public Works Department is responsible for design, construction, operation and maintenance of improvements to public facilities, public rights-of-way, parks, urban forest, and Carmel Beach.

In the event of an emergency, please call 911.  For repair and maintenance concerns, please contact the Public Works Department at (831) 620-2070 to report the issue.

Messages will be checked and responded to Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  

The following plans help guide our projects:


Storm Drains

Climate Change


Environmental Programs

The Environmental Compliance division is responsible for implementing local environmental programs and ensuring compliance with local, state and federal environmental regulations.

To submit a comment or report an environmental concern please call Public Works Environmental Compliance at (831) 620-2078.


Forest, Parks, and Beach

The Division of Forest and Beach is responsible for the maintenance of and improvements to the urban forest, all City parks, and the Carmel beach. The Division manages over 13,000 trees growing on public property and provides staff support to the Forest and Beach Commission.