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The goal of the Department of Public Works is to provide quality service to the community and to enhance the public's quality of life by protecting their investment in the County's:

  • 20-mile network of underground facilities
  • Over 1,600 miles of roadway
  • 265 bridges
  • 364 minor structures
  • 5 solid waste facilities
  • 216 miles of project levees
  • 107 miles of channels
  • Over 100 special districts which provide water, sanitary sewer, storm drainage, and/or street lighting services

Effective April 19, 2021, the public is encouraged to schedule an appointment for counter service for the Public Works, Community Development, and Environmental Health Departments. Scheduled appointments will be assisted first, and walk-ins will be assisted based upon the availability of staff


  • We are limiting the maximum number of people in the lobby.
  • All visitors must check in with the Care Officer.
  • All visitors must maintain six foot minimum social distanciing.
  • All visitors must wear masks while in the building.
  • In an effort to limit the number of people in the lobby, you are encouraged to utilize email or electronic submittals to the extent possible. Additionally, you can utilize the drop box outside for submittals or drop-offs. The drop box is emptied twice per day.


San Joaquin County Seal
Kris Balaji
Director of Public Works
Contact Us

Public Works Department
1810 East Hazelton Avenue
Stockton, CA 95205
Phone: (209) 468-3000
Fax: (209) 468-2999
Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm
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