Public Works Department

The mission of the Public Works Department is to maintain, operate, develop, design, and construct public infrastructure, buildings, parks, landscapes, natural areas, integrated waste services, and environmental programs that are of vital importance to a sustainable and resilient community and to the public health, safety and well-being of the people who live, work and visit El Cerrito.

RECYCLING AND SOLID WASTE SERVICES 

For any Recycling and integrated waste related questions, please contact greenassistant@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us or (510) 215-4350. For more information, visit the Recycling + Environmental Resource Center page.

MAINTENANCE SERVICES 


For any maintenance request or concern related to street trees, streets, storm drains, streetlights, and parks, etc., please contact Maintenance at maintenance@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us or (510) 215-4369. For more information visit the Maintenance Services page.

In case of an urgent Maintenance issue, such as flooding, after regular business hours or during a weekend or holiday, please call El Cerrito Police Dispatch (Non-Emergency) at (510) 233-1214.

Engineering Services 

For any Encroachment Permit related questions, please email encroachmentpermit@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us or call the Engineering Division at (510) 215-4382. For further information on how to submit an encroachment permit application, schedule inspections and required documentation to include with your permit application, please visit our Encroachment Permit page here: http://www.el-cerrito.org/513/Encroachment-Permit.  

For any Capital Improvements Projects, please contact Ana Bernardes, Engineering Manager/Senior Engineer at abernardes@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us or call the Engineering Division at (510) 215-4382.

For any Traffic Requests, such as red curb marking or blue curb applications, please email encroachmentpermit@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us.