Public Works

March 19, 2020

Please note that public counter hours for the Public Works Department are currently suspended during the County Shelter at Home Order in light of the coronavirus. However, in order to provide the public with continuity of service while protecting both you and our employees, the Department remains open for business.

Limited staffing will be available. For assistance in relation to Public Works services, please call (805) 772-6261 or visit the City's website for Department contact information. You can contact staff by phone, email, and regular mail, though please excuse any delays in response. In addition, more information on the City’s response to the COVID-19 virus can be found on our website at 
www.morrobayca.gov/covid19. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all work through this public health crisis.


Revised Encroachment Permit, Final Map and Other Public Works Application and Submittal Procedures


In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the City of Morro Bay Engineering Division is implementing the following revised Encroachment Permit, Final Map and other Public Works Application and Submittal procedures to protect the health and safety of the public and City employees.

New Applications and Resubmittals:


  • Download application and/or checklist of requirements from website
  • Coordinate applications or resubmittal drop off date and time with the Engineering Division staff via email at pnewman@morrobayca.gov or phone (805) 772-6215
  • Submittal will be processed, and applicant will be notified of permit fees due
  • Permit fee paid via credit card by phone or mail, or slide check under Department door
  • Once application is deemed complete, staff will notify the applicant the timeline for permit issuance
  • Approved plans/permit will be emailed as PDF with hard copy to be mailed (no change in process)
  • Permitee to return signed permit and any required attachments or insurance to Public Works staff

General Engineering Inquiries


Counter questions for engineering standards or general questions will be responded to via phone or email (staff directory).

About the Department
The Public Works Department is committed to enhancing the quality of life for City's residents and businesses by developing and maintaining the City's infrastructure in a safe and environmentally sensitive manner. 

We strive to provide efficient, effective, and friendly customer service to City residents and businesses by: maintaining safe and reliable water deliveries including waste water collection and treatment, and providing a safe and accessible street system and pavement management systems. 

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