Public Works Services

11800 Goldring Road
P.O. Box 60021
Arcadia, CA 91066-6021

General Service:  (626) 254-2720
Utilities Service:   (626) 254-2700
Fax: (626) 359-7028

Tom Tait
Public Works Services Director

Hours of Operation
 Monday - Thursday
    6:45 a.m.– 5 p.m.
Friday (Closed alternate Fridays)
    6:45 a.m.– 4 p.m.

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The Streets Section is responsible for the maintenance and repair of the following:

  • City Trees
  • Landscaping
  • Pavement
  • Sidewalk, Curb and Gutter
  • Streets 

Street Maintenance

Curb Painting

The City paints curbs on a four-year rotational basis that closely follows the street tree trimming schedule.  By doing the work in-house, the City is able to ensure consistency, the use of proper materials, and alleviates the problem of unauthorized contractors painting the curbs or soliciting residents about painting their curb.  There is no charge for this service.   

Street Sweeping

City streets are swept each week, except private streets and streets without a curb and gutter.  Help keep Arcadia's streets clean by keeping leaves, grass clippings, and heavy objects out of the gutter as well as by not parking vehicles in the street on sweeping days. 

Street Lights

To report a street light problem, first determine whether the street light is owned by the City or Southern California Edison.

  • City-owned lights are labeled with a yellow metal holder securing a black number about 5 feet above the ground.
  • Edison-owned lights will have a long, metal tag with a number beginning in "E".

Having determined the ownership of the light, please contact either the Public Works Services at (626) 254-2720 or Southern California Edison at (800) 611-1911.  

Make sure to have the following information:

  • The address or specific location of the light pole
  • The street light number of the Edison number
  • Nature of the problem (light is flickering, light out, damage to pole)

Tree Maintenance

Arcadia has been designated as a “Tree City USA” since 1993.  With the assistance of contract trimming, the City maintains approximately 15,000 trees located in City parks, public right-of-ways, and medians.  City trees are trimmed once every four years according to the City's Tree Maintenance Program.

The tree trimming crew concentrates their efforts on emergency work, such as fallen limbs and pedestrian and visibility obstructions.  The contracted work consists primarily of area trimming and removal of large, dead, or diseased trees. 


To report any hazardous conditions of streets or City trees, please contact the Public Works Services Department at (626) 254-2720