The purpose of the Traffic, Surveyor, and Development
Review section of Public Works is to insure safe and efficient flow of traffic
for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians throughout the county, and to carry
out the function of the County Surveyor.
This section's Traffic responsibilities include Traffic
Operations, Transportation Engineering, Road Planning and Transportation
Development Review (see more specifics below). Walk-in consultation for
traffic issues is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 noon, and by
appointment after 1 p.m.
This sectionís Surveyor responsibilities include reviewing and approving
land division maps, records of survey, assessment maps, and corner records;
keeping those maps on file, along with hundreds of others, for public and
professional use; and maintaining the county-wide system of horizontal and
vertical control monumentation.
This section is also responsible for coordinating the Public Works review
of private development in the unincorporated areas of the county, particularly land
divisions and improvement plans for the attendant infrastructure. In
addition, this section implements or coordinates formation of assessment
districts and formation of underground utility districts.
Surveyor provides a number of items through the
Information System (GIS);
for other items please visit Survey Counter on Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12
noon or make an appointment. The address and phone number are 701 Ocean
Street, Room 410, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060, (831) 454-2160. All items can
be reproduced on site for a fee. Items available through the GIS can be
downloaded and printed. Large format printing can be obtained through
your local print shop.
geographical index of recorded maps and various improvement plans is now
available on the internet at
This site allows you to search for maps geographically, by Assessor's parcel
number, street address, or by Volume and Page of the recorded map.
This section is also responsible for coordinating the
Public Works review of private development in the unincorporated areas of the county,
particularly land divisions and improvement plans for the attendant
infrastructure. In addition, this section implements or coordinates formation
of the assessment districts and formation of underground utility districts.
Traffic Operations' function is to maintain standards for
traffic signals, signage, striping, speed limits, road bumps, and parking
regulations for the Countyís roadways. To report a traffic operation problem
or to request information on traffic signs, including stop signs, road bumps,
and traffic signals, please call (831) 454-2160. To report a traffic
operational problem after hours, please call (831) 477-3999.
function is to design improvements for the County's roadways, including
traffic signals, roadway safety and capacity improvements, guardrails,
bikeways, and other miscellaneous roadway engineering improvements.
Road Planning's function is to plan for future multi-modal
roadway improvements as identified in the Santa Cruz County General Plan and
regional plans, and conduct long range transportation studies for future
roadway improvements. This section also prepares grant applications for
roadway operational and safety improvement projects.
Transportation Development Review's function is to process
commercial and residential development projects, coordinate these development
reviews through the Engineering Review Group to insure roadside and
transportation improvements, and develop and insure the implementation of
mitigation requirements for developments.