1437 4th Street, Ste. 300
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 458-8721
Fax: (310) 393-4425
E-mail: sm.engineering@smgov.net 

Permit Counter
1685 Main Street, Room 113
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 458-8737
E-mail: pwpermits@smgov.net

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.


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


Alternate Friday Closure Announcement
Permit Center Hours are changing - Effective September 6th.  Permit Center hours are now 8:00am to 5:00pm.  City Hall will be closed on alternate Fridays. In order to serve you better:
  • Counter hours will be the same for all Divisions in the Permit Center
  • All City services will be fully available during Permit Center hours
  • Inspection and Code Enforcement services will remain unchanged

City Hall will remain closed on alternate Fridays in accordance with the existing compressed schedule in place to reduce vehicle emissions.  For City Hall hours, click here. 

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