The City of Novato Public Works Department is committed to providing top quality programs, projects, and services through the design, construction, maintenance and operation of public use facilities. We are dedicated to ensuring that residents, businesses, and visitors experience a safe, healthy, and unified community.
The Public Works Department is comprised of three divisions:
Responsible for property management, department budget, and administrative support.
Manages issues related to traffic movement, the design of public facilities, and project construction management within the public right-of-way.
Responsible for all of the City's infrastructure.
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Public Works Director/City Engineer
Phone: (415) 899-8246
Location & Hours
City Administrative Offices
922 Machin Avenue
Novato, CA 94945
Engineering One-Stop Shop
Permits & Engineering Assistance 9am - 11 am
Monday - Thursday
After-hours Public Works emergencies
(flooding, downed trees, etc...)
Phone: (415) 897-4361 City Staff Directory >>
Who is responsible for repairing sidewalks?
Property owners are responsible for repairing the sidewalks that are located on their property. If a sidewalk is in need of repair, you can contact the City who will notify the property owner that repairs need to be made. We will inform property owners that repairs need to be made within 60 days. To report a sidewalk that needs repair please send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org and make sure to include the sidewalk location and description of the issue or repair that needs to be made.
Who can I talk to about my water service?
The City of Novato does not provide water service. The North Marin Water District is responsible for these services. You can contact them by using the information below:
Main Number: 415-897-4133
Emergencies & After Hours: 415-897-4133
Who do I talk to about trash service or issues?
The City of Novato is not a full service city, and does not provide trash or recycling collection services. The Novato Sanitary District is responsible for these services. You can contact them by using the information below:
Main Number: 415-892-1694
Garbage Disposal Service: 415-897-4177
Sewer Emergency: 415-892-1694
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