If you cannot contact the inspector listed on your permit, you may call the Design/Construction Division at (925) 313-2320.
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All purchases for Contra Costa County must be processed by Contra Costa County Purchasing. Email Purchasing or call (925) 957-2499.
To obtain a title report, you must contact a private title company.
For Public Works GIS information, email Wiley Osborn. For Countywide GIS information, email Shashi Ganjam.
Blocked crossings occur when stopped trains impede the flow of motor vehicle or pedestrian traffic at railroad tracks for extended periods of time. Blocked crossings pose potential safety risks, specifically in locations where trains routinely hinder roadway and pedestrian movement for extended periods. In these cases, frustrated drivers seeking to avoid extended delays may attempt to clear the crossing before a train arrives, and pedestrians may be tempted to crawl between stopped railcars. Further, blocked crossings can have detrimental effects on quality of life, making people late for work, school, and appointments and possibly contributing to roadway congestion. Currently, there are approximately 130,000 public highway/rail grade crossings in the United States.
If you are experiencing an blocked crossing for an extended period visit the Federal Railroad Administration website to report it.
Garbage service is mandatory for all occupied residences located within the unincorporated areas (county code chapter 418-6), unless an exemption has been granted by the Health Officer. To make a report please call the County Health Services Department-Environmental Health Division at (925) 608-5500 or email them or file a complaint online. For more information visit the Environmental Health website.
If you are unable to resolve a service complaint with your garbage/recycling collection company, you can contact the Department of Conservation and Development at (925) 655-2700 and you will be referred to the appropriate governmental agency in your area. For more information visit the Conservation and Development website.
Contact the County Assessor's Office at (925) 313-7500 or visit their website.
When you pay your taxes, a portion of those funds goes towards supporting some programs that the Contra Costa County Public Works Department is responsible for administering. This department relies on a diverse range of funding sources, including gas taxes, fees for services, mitigation impact fees, sales tax, enterprise funds, developer fees, and general fund money generated from property taxes. These funds are crucial for the operation and maintenance of over 200 County buildings, two general aviation airports, 660 miles of roadway infrastructure, 79 miles of flood control facilities, and numerous parks and recreation programs. Additionally, the department secures funding through grants and assessments earmarked for specific purposes, ensuring that these resources are utilized in accordance with their intended goals. By contributing to your taxes, you are supporting the essential functions of the Contra Costa County Public Works Department, allowing them to carry out their responsibilities effectively and maintain crucial infrastructure benefiting the community.
The Public Works is located at 255 Glacier Drive in Martinez. Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and open Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.). The main phone number is (925) 313-2000.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an ecological approach to dealing with pests using mechanical, physical, biological, and cultural methods first and chemicals generally as a last resort.
Visit the County Administrator's Office site for the County's budget information including Public Works.