Public Works

Mission Statement
To provide services to the citizens of Humboldt County in a cooperative and responsive method within available resources.


The responsibilities of the Public Works Department include preparing plans and specifications, inspecting construction projects, maintaining County roads and bridges, managing County properties and right-of-way, preparing  environmental documents, obtaining regulatory permits, administering solid waste franchises and facilities, and  maintaining three County levee systems, County facilities, ten County Parks, County Trail systems and community forests, six County airport systems, Motor Pool and the Heavy Equipment Garage.  
Urban road emphasizing the sidewalk and landscape strip

ADA Access Service Request for County Maintained Roads
Do you need to report an accessibility problem with a County maintained road?  Click the link below to submit a request electronically or call the Department's Road Maintenance Division at 707-445.7421.

If the problem is related to road maintenance (such as reporting a pothole) and not ADA accessibility, use the Request for Service on County Maintained Roads Form. (See the next section below.)

ADA Access Service Request for County Maintained Roads Form

Request for Service on County Maintained Roads Form (Potholes, etc...)

Need to report a pothole or other road problem?  Request for Service on County Maintained Roads Form (Potholes, etc...)

If the problem is related to ADA accessibility, use the ADA Access Service Request for County Maintained Roads Form. (See the section above.)

Request for Service on County Maintained Roads Form (Potholes, etc...)

a paved road showing a recently patched pothole



EFFECTIVE 03/17/2020

UPDATED 04/02/2020

UPDATED 05/18/2020

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and until further notice the Humboldt County Department of Public Works offices, located at various locations, will limit access to their facilities. These procedures are subject to change without notice as conditions warrant. The Department’s operations will still continue, and we hope to return to normal procedures as soon as possible.

County Parks

Day- use areas at County Parks are currently open at this time, with the exception of Freshwater Park. All campgrounds are closed, including Pamplin Grove. The restrooms remain open.

Website: County Parks & Trails

Road Maintenance, 1106 Second Street, Eureka

The Dispatcher will be available to take requests for service by phone, Monday-Thursday, 6:30am - 5:00pm., (707) 445-7421.

Concerns or requests can also be submitted here: Request for Service on County Maintained Roads Form (Potholes, etc...)

Website: Road Maintenance

Main Office, 1106 Second Street, Eureka

This office is open by appointment only, please call 707 445-7491. Some staff members are working remotely, so please call in advance.

Masks must be worn and Social Distancing guidelines will be followed.

County Fuel Cards (Renner):  Distributing fuel cards will be by appointment only, please call (707) 268-2670.

County Park Passes: Passes will only be available through US Mail. Please call (707) 445-7651, then press 9,  for directions.

Keys to River Access: Please call (707) 445-7491 to make arrangements.

Website: Public Works

Engineering Projects, 1106 Second Street, Eureka

Plans and Specifications for Engineering projects are available on the County’s Webpage Engineering Division or by U.S. Mail.

Please e-mail or call (707) 445-7652 to have your company’s name on the Planholders’ list.

Bid Opening will still be announced, Please wear masks and maintain Social Distancing.

Please call (707) 445-7377 if you have questions.

Website: Engineering

Land Use Division, 3015 H Street, Eureka

The public counter is now open. Some staff are working remotely and may not be available. The Department encourages the public to call (707) 445-7205 before visiting to ensure staff is available. 

Website: Land Use

County Surveyor Office Special Notes:

Hardcopy submittal packages, documents, mylar prints and submittal fees may be dropped off at the public counter or mailed to:

Humboldt County Surveyor
3015 H Street, Room 124
Eureka, CA 95501

Electronic submittals for Records of Survey, Subdivision Maps, Corner Records and Boundary Corrections can be emailed to

For Submittal fees and Map Standards see the County Surveyor’s Web Page at

The County Surveyor Library is open by appointment only. The Roads Records room is closed to the public, but files can be made available by appointment. Call (707) 445-7205 to make an appointment.

The County Surveyor Map Index is available online at

Motor Pool, Second and J Streets, Eureka

County employees will have access to vehicles. Keys and vehicles will be sanitized between uses. Reservations procedures will still be in place. (707) 445-7374.

Natural Resource Planning, 1105 6th Street, Eureka

Please use e-mail or phone.

Website:  Natural Resource Planning