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Main Engineering Office
1437 4th Street, Ste. 300
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 458-8721
Fax: (310) 393-4425

Permit Center
1685 Main Street, Rm. 113
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 458-8737

Mon – Thurs, 8 AM to 5 PM
Alternating Fridays, 8 AM to 5 PM
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Civil Engineering Division

The City of Santa Monica's Civil Engineering Division provides design, construction, and construction management services for City public infrastructure improvements. Additionally, the Division provides various services related to land development including permit review, right-of-way inspection, and utility coordination.

2018 Holiday Construction Moratorium

Each year, during the holiday season, the Department of Public Works limits construction work that adversely impacts the down area and other streets adjacent to major retail shopping areas.

The holiday construction moratorium period begins November 21, 2018 through January 2, 2019. Exceptions are allowed for emergencies and for special conditions authorized by the Director of Public Works. The boundaries of the holiday construction moratorium are:

Downtown Santa Monica: Wilshire Blvd (north), Lincoln Blvd (east), I-10 Freeway (south), Ocean Ave (west)
Main St: Pico Blvd to Marine St
Montana Ave: 6th Court (alley) to 17th St
Pico Blvd: The Pacific Ocean to Centinela Blvd

For more information, call the Public Works Engineering Counter at (310) 458-8737. Please click here to read the full moratorium memo from the Public Works Director.


The City's Know Before You Go system provides regular updates on City construction projects that may impact pedestrian, bicycle, or vehicular traffic.
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