City Hall will be closed Friday, July 3, for the observance of the Independence Day holiday. Garbage, yard waste and recyclables will not be collected on Saturday, July 4. City residents whose normal collection day is Saturday will have all their items picked up on Wednesday, July 8.

The July 4th Fireworks Show at the South Jetty is CANCELED this year

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The Engineering Department is located at Venice City Hall, and is divided into two divisions: Engineering, and the Stormwater Division.


For Stormwater Division activities, please visit our Stormwater Division page.

The Engineering Department is responsible for the development of capital projects, from conception to completion, and the management of engineering general funds and capital projects funds. The Engineering Department handles the day-to-day questions from citizens and works closely with the Finance Department in coordinating the budget.   

The Engineering Department performs the following activities:

  • Administrative
  • Contract Administration
  • Design Engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Field inspections
  • Capital Projects
  • GIS mapping
Overhead view of Legacy Park

Administratively, the department is responsible for calculating stormwater utility rates, billing, collection, enforcement, database management, technical assistance, and compliance with regulations of other agencies.

Design Engineering is provided for in-house projects by qualified staff. Consultants are used for specialty work, under the supervision of the City Engineer.  

The Engineering staff reviews both site and construction plans to ensure private developments meet the City's engineering codes and design standards.

BeachRenourishmentIf utilities and roadways constructed as part of a project are to be transferred to City ownership, engineering staff will ensure that infrastructure improvements are properly constructed and operational. Upon completion the project is presented to City Council for final acceptance. The department also inspects privately constructed facilities that will be turned over to the City, to ensure proper design and construction methods are being used.

Management duties involve administration, planning, capital improvement, construction, operation and maintenance.

Planning duties include reviewing impacts of development on stormwater infrastructure and identification of service level deficiencies.

Road crew at work

The City Engineer also advises other department directors, the City Manager, and the City Council on matters related to modern engineering principles and practices.


The City of Venice Title VI, 2016 update and 2016 ADA Transition Plan call or email us to see the documents they can be viewed on our ADA Transition and Title VI page 

For required permit and application forms, please visit our Permits, Forms and Applications page.

For downloadable Standard details (both pdf and CAD), please visit our Permits, Forms and Applications page.

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