The Street Division is divided into two sections: Streets and Landscape. This division is responsible for maintaining the City’s streets, sidewalks, trees, landscaped medians, parkways, and slope areas. The Street Division is also responsible for removing graffiti and trash in the City right-of-way. Street sweeping services in the City right-of-way are also managed by the Street Division.
It is the Street Division’s goal to provide courteous and prompt service to the citizens of Camarillo. Please do not hesitate to report any street or landscape maintenance concern. Our division phone number is 805-388-5338. Our office hours are 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm., Monday through Friday.
Streets: Major street improvements are completed through contracts called Capital Improvement Projects (CIPs). CIP projects are managed by the City's Public Works, Capital Projects Division. However, smaller localized repairs can be done with our in-house City personnel.
Examples of pavement markings are the double yellow lines in the center of some streets, white lane lines, white stop bars, bike lane edge lines, etc. Pavement markings are important because they identify vehicle lanes, bike lanes, turn pockets, stop bars, and other important traffic lanes. Over time, pavement markings become faded. Many of the City’s pavement markings are redone as part of Capital Improvement Projects (CIPs). Some markings fade before CIPs can redo them. In those cases, our City staff can repaint small sections of faded pavement markings as necessary. Please call the Street Division at 805-388-5338 if you see any areas of faded pavement markings.
There are many different types of street signs throughout the City of Camarillo. Some examples are: Stop, Left Turn, Yield, No Left Turn, and Street Name signs, e.g., Ponderosa Dr. Over time, signs fade and/or become damaged as a result of an accident or vandalism. The City is responsible for maintaining most signs within the City right-of-way. Some signs belong to other agencies, e.g., Caltrans, and fall under their maintenance responsibility. If you see a faded or damaged sign within the City right-of-way, please call the Street Division at 805-388-5338. If the sign does not belong to the City, we will contact the appropriate agency for repairs.
In most cases, potholes develop in an asphalt street when the ground under the asphalt begins to fail. One common reason this may happen is because cracks develop in the asphalt allowing water to drain into the ground under the street. The City has a Pavement Management Plan that helps minimize these issues, but sometimes potholes do develop. If you see a pothole, please contact the Street Division at 805-388-5338.
Damaged sidewalks can occur when tree roots lift up portions of sidewalk causing them to break or become uneven. This is called an “elevation change.” Depending on the severity of the damaged sidewalk and resulting elevation change, the City will either grind down the concrete with a grinding machine or perform a temporary asphalt ramp to help even out the section of lifted sidewalk. If an asphalt ramp is performed, the location will be tracked and scheduled for a permanent repair either by our in-house staff, or included in an upcoming Capital Improvement Project (CIP). If you see any damaged sidewalk, please contact the Street Division at 805-388-5338.
Damaged Curb and Gutters
Damaged curb and gutter can occur from tree roots lifting up the concrete at the curb line. When a curb and gutter is raised, it is not functioning as designed. This may restrict surface water from flowing from the street to the catch basin resulting in a standing water issue. If you see a raised curb and gutter, please contact the Street Division at 805-388-5338.
Landscape: Tree trimming care, landscape maintenance and street sweeping are all contracted services. The Street Division is responsible for managing these contracts.
City trees are not only an important part of the esthetics of our community, they are also good for our environment. Maintenance for City trees, aka our Urban Forest, is a contracted service. Trees are maintained on a systematic grid depending on tree species and growth patterns.
Seasonal leaf litter and seed droppings are a natural byproduct of having trees. Damaged hardscape (sidewalks, asphalt streets, curb and gutter) can also occur at times due to tree roots. In order to maintain a healthy Urban Forest, the City is committed to regularly scheduled hardscape repairs involving root pruning when necessary. City maintained trees are rarely removed. However, on the rare occasion when a tree is showing signs of extensive disease or insect infestation, the City will remove a city tree.
The City also has a small in-house tree trimming crew that can address tree limbs hanging too low over sidewalks and streets, and limbs blocking signs, street lights or traffic signals.
If you see a tree maintenance concern, please contact the Street Division at 805-388-5338.
Landscape maintenance at Constitution Park, Dizdar Park, City Hall, Camarillo Library, Old Town Camarillo, Metrolink Station, arterial parkways/medians and slope areas are performed through contract services. Some of the services included in this contract are irrigating, trimming, pruning, fertilizing, weed abatement, mulch spreading and trash removal.
Landscaping is a labor intensive and water consuming maintenance activity. The Street Division works very closely with the contractor ensuring best management practices are used to maintain our City landscaping at a very high standard, using as little water as possible. A centralized irrigation controller system and more efficient irrigation heads and emitters are helping the City achieve progress in accomplishing our water conservation goals. We have also introduced more drought resistant/tolerant plant material.
Our City leaders and citizens are very proud of the appearance of our City landscaping. The Street Division is committed to maintaining a very high landscaping standard. If you see a landscape maintenance concern, please contact the Street Division at 805-388-5338.
Street sweeping is a contracted service used to help keep our City streets clean and looking good. Main arterial streets, e.g., Arneill, Adolfo, Daily, Ponderosa, Mission Oaks, are swept every week on Monday. If a holiday falls on a Monday, those streets will be swept the following day (Tuesday). Residential streets are swept every other week. Each neighborhood is swept on a different day and schedule (A or B). Click on this link to see a City street sweeping map. Please call the Street Division at 805-388-5338 if you have any questions regarding street sweeping schedules.
Graffiti is a crime that will not be tolerated. If you see graffiti occurring, do not attempt to stop it. Instead, call the Camarillo Police Department at 805-654-9511. The City of Camarillo is committed to removing graffiti in the City right-of-way or on City property, e.g., street signs, decorative street lights, street furniture, within 24 hours when reported Monday through Friday. When graffiti is reported on Saturday, Sunday or a holiday, it will be removed on our next business day. Graffiti occurring on private property should be reported to the Code Compliance Division at 805-383-5660. After receiving the report, the Code Compliance Division will notify the property owner to remove the graffiti as soon as possible. Graffiti on Caltrans property can be reported to their office at 805-389-1106. If you notice graffiti anywhere in the City of Camarillo and are not sure who should be notified, please call the Street Division at 805-388-5338 and we will contact the appropriate division or agency.