Public Works inspections should be scheduled at least 48-hours in advance. To schedule an inspection with the Public Works Department, please contact Donald T. Wilcox, P.E., Public Works Director at (831) 223-5173 or
This section of the Engineering Services Division works closely with other City departments, primarily the Community and Economic Development Department by providing technical support and plan checking services. The Inspection Services Engineering section is responsible for:
Plan review of private development projects including residence (single and multi-family), commercial and industrial.
Review of project construction plans and supporting hydrology/hydraulic studies, soil reports, retaining wall calculations, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) and water quality technical reports.
Review of subdivision and parcel maps, easements, street dedications, boundary adjustments and maintenance agreements.
Setting development conditions on private projects.
Maintaining record drawings of grading plans, street improvement plans and final maps.
Issuance of grading, street improvement, minor construction and encroachment permits.
Technical guidance to ensure project compliance with City codes, ordinances and policies as well as ensuring compliance with the Subdivision Map Act, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit, and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) floodplain requirements.
Engineering Handouts and Forms
section provides helpful engineering information. If you have any other questions about the inspection services provided by the Engineering Services Division, please contact our Public Works Director, Donald T. Wilcox, at (831) 223-5173 or