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2019-2021 State of the Department

Learn more about our various service areas, our accomplishments and our projects and services that are helping to shape and protect Orange County. Download and view the 2019-2021 State of the Department book.


Protect and enrich Orange County communities through sustainable delivery of projects and services.


Provide world class projects and services through collaboration, innovation and stewardship.

Our Guiding Principles

  • Safety
  • Integrity
  • Quality
  • Teamwork
  • Adaptability

groups   Authorized Positions: 863
landscape   Unincorporated County Area: 205 square miles
traffic   Roadways: 340 miles
waves   Flood Channels: 380 miles
legend_toggle   Dams: 4
merge_type   Pump Stations: 7


Customer Services

  • Administrative Services
    Financial, administrative and information technology operations.
  • OC Development Services
    Planning and development oversight of project entitlement requirements.
  • OC Facilities Design & Construction Management
    Architectural and engineering related services in support of vertical capital projects and programs.
  • OC Facilities Maintenance & Central Utility Facility (CUF)
    Maintenance management services, after-hours emergency support, building automation and utility management.
  • OC Fleet Services
    Vehicle management services to over 3,000 County-owned vehicles and equipment.

Engineering Services

  • OC Construction
    Construction management services for road and flood control capital improvement projects.
  • OC Environmental Resources
    Manages OC Watersheds and OC Agricultural Commissioner/ Sealer of Weights & Measures.
  • OC Infrastructure Programs
    Engineering for roadways in unincorporated areas and regional flood control programs.
  • OC Operations & Maintenance
    Operation and maintenance of public infrastructure.
  • OC Survey
    Surveying and mapping services.

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OC Public Works is proud to be an American Public Works Association Accredited Agency.