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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
Click here to see which Fridays City Hall is open


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.

Annual Holiday Construction Moratorium

November 22 through January 2

Each year, during the holiday season, the Department of Public Works limits construction work that adversely impacts streets, sidewalks, alleys, or parking in the downtown area and other streets adjacent to major retail shopping areas. The holiday construction moratorium period begins November 22 through January 2. The following areas are affected:

  • Downtown Santa Monica: Wilshire Boulevard (northern limit), Lincoln Boulevard (eastern limit), I-10 Freeway (southern limit), Ocean Avenue (western limit)
  • Main Street: from Pico Boulevard to Marine Street
  • Montana Avenue: from 6th Court  to 17th Street
  • Pico Boulevard: from the Pacific Ocean to Centinela Boulevard

Exceptions are allowed for emergencies and for special conditions authorized by the Director of Public Works.

For more information, please call Public Works Administration at (310) 458-8221. Click here to read the full memorandum from Susan Cline, Director of Public Works.


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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