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No, the County Surveyor’s Office only performs surveys on County owned land, including County road and flood control channel rights-of-way.
Only a land surveyor or qualified pre-1982 civil engineer licensed in the state of California can provide property line location for a private survey in this state. Contact information for these professionals can be found in a telephone directory, by searching the Internet, or by contacting engineering and land surveying societies (see Resources, P. 21 of the Consumer Guide to Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors or California Land Surveyors Association, Find a Surveyor). The California State Board website is another source of information for researching licensed engineers or land surveyors in your city or county where you can verify that the professional is currently and properly licensed and find out if there have been any complaints or disciplinary actions taken against the person’s license.
When interviewing land surveyors ask for local references on similar projects and compare qualifications and experience. Also, ask if they have previous experience working with your local planning department, public works department, municipal utility district, or County Surveyor’s Office. For your protection, the State Board insists that a formal contract is made between professional and client.
If the debris is located within the unincorporated area, contact the County Public Works Department-Road Maintenance Division at (925) 313-7000.
If the debris is located on private property within the unincorporated area, contact the County Building Inspection Department-Code Enforcement at (925) 674-7210 or Toll Free at (877) 646-8314 or contact the County Health Services Department-Environmental Health Division at (925) 692-2500.
Dumping on private land should be reported to Code Enforcement at (925) 674-7210 or Toll Free at (877) 646-8314. To file a complaint online go to Code Enforcement Complaint form
Offenders can include: construction, demolition, remodeling, roofing, or landscaping contractors, general hauling contractors, operators of junkyards, automobile repair or tire shops, scrap collectors, local residents and "do-it-yourselfers". A resident may dump wastes that did not get picked up by local waste haulers, such as bulky items, carpeting, or household hazardous wastes. Dump sites serve as magnets for additional dumping and other criminal activities. In many cases, illegal dumpers are breaking other laws relating to vehicle licensing, insurance, drug possession or theft.
The costs to local government and industry associated with continuous clearing of illegally dumped wastes are significant. In recent years the County has spent up to one million dollars per year on cleanup, hauling, and disposal associated with illegal dumping. Without adequate revenue, the funding available to establish and maintain effective illegal dumping prevention programs is limited. These costs may be passed along to residents in the form of higher service fees or property taxes.
Contact the Application and Permit Center at (925) 674-7200.
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.