Department of Public Works

When you drive on county roads, fly from a neighborhood airport, or pull over for that snowplow on your way to Julian, you have interacted with our department. Your safety and convenience matter to us, and we make sure nearly 2,000 miles of roadways, bridges and guardrails, signs, traffic signals and crosswalks are ready for you, as well as the eight County airports we operate including McClellan-Palomar, Gillespie Field and Ramona. 

Our vast network of sewage pipes and pump stations, flood channels and water detention facilities keep things flowing for you all year long. During storm events, we keep the channels and drains clear to minimize flooding. 

Nearly all your county public infrastructure is designed, built, managed or operated by our team. We stand for safe communities, sustainable environments, and healthy families.

As part of the County’s Land Use & Environment Group, we are here to help you thrive and look forward to serving you

The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible families and households who are struggling to stay connected during the #COVID19 pandemic. Qualifying households on Tribal lands can receive a discount of up to $75 per month for service. Eligible households can also receive a discount of up to $100 for the purchase of a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers. For more info, please visit: fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit or call 833-511-0311.


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VIDEO: What is it like to work as a Road Maintenance Worker for the County of San Diego? Watch this video to find out more. 


VIDEO: Watch this very quick video on how DPW builds and maintains public infrastructure, protects public health, and makes our lives better so we can all, Live Well.

DPW Pothole Repair

VIDEO:  Making Your Ride a Little Smoother  The life of a pothole is a short one in San Diego County with DPW Working for You