Welcome to Public Works!

Public Works is committed to working alongside the community to provide the best quality of public service to the residents and business owners throughout the City. The Public Works department is responsible for the design, construction, maintenance and operation of public facilities and infrastructure within the public right-of-way. Our team is comprised of engineers, field operations personnel, and support staff working collectively to ensure public safety and improved quality of life for the community. For more information, please explore our website.

Due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases and to limit the spread of the coronavirus, the Public Works Department will provide services by Appointment Only

To schedule an appointment, please contact:

Lorenzo Camargo at (323) 357-5814 or lcamargo@sogate.org

​Report Water Issues

To report water emergencies during our regular working hours, Monday to Thursday; 6:30 am to 5:00 pm, please call (323) 563-5790. Follow link to view public notice.

To report water emergencies on weekends and afterhours, please call the South Gate Police Department at (323) 563-5436. The Police Dispatcher will contact the on-call personnel
for the Water Division.

Residents in the Hollydale area of South Gate are served by Golden State Water Company and must call (800) 999-4033.

Report Sidewalk, Street Tree, and Pothole Issues

Please call  (323) 563-5785

Report Streetlight Issues

Please call (323) 563-5773

Report Graffiti Issues

Please call (323) 563-5793

Bulky Item Pick Up and Illegal Dumping

To report illegal dumping, please call (323) 563- 9575

For Bulky item pick up, please call  (800) 774-0222

Encroachment Permits:

Encroachment Permits are required to work within the Public Right of Way. For more information on encroachment permits, please click the link.

Plan Check Services:

For projects that have a valuation of over $50,000 and/ or exceed 800 square feet of redevelopment must be reviewed by Public Works. For more information, please follow the link.

ADA Transition Plan:

The City Council has adopted the ADA Self Evaluation and Transition Plan for the City of South Gate.  To  view the full reports, please visit the following link:

**Site Under Construction, please bear with us through this process. For immediate assistance, contact us at 323-357-9657 or pwengineering@sogate.org.