The Administration and Engineering Division contains the Public Works management team as well the engineering section. The Engineering section plans, develops and oversees the construction of public facilities, roadways and Capital Improvements for city projects. The engineering section oversees private Land Development reviews for projects within the City as well as the Stormwater Management Plan.


Public Works is responsible for the issuance of the following:
  • Certificate of Compliance
  • Encroachment Permit
  • Grading Permit
  • Minor Boundary Line Adjustments
  • Street Banners
  • Transportation Permit

Public Works Department Office and Appointment Hours

The City of Auburn Public Works Department has implemented COVID-19 prevention protocols, including modifications to our submittal processes to reduce the need to visit our office.

Public Works, Building Permits, and Planning Inspection Services

The following describes the services that remain available along with a description of how to contact The City of Auburn for such services. We encourage the public to contact City staff by email for the quickest response. 

Public Inquiries

For general questions regarding Building Permits please email Amy Franklin, Public Works Permits please email James Taber 

Public Works Department, Building, and Planning Office Hours

Public Works Manager office hours- No appointment necessary. Monday through Friday 8am-9am and 4pm-5pm. Applicants are strongly encouraged to email Mengil or call 530-823-4211 x145.   The Public Works Manager is also available by appointment only Wednesdays 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm.

Building Permit issuance – Monday through Friday 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm.

Building Official Office Hours- Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Friday.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to email Curtis Ryan, Coastland Consultant Building Official/Inspector  or call 530-718-4701. 

General Planning Inquiries: Planning staff is available every Wednesday (8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.) and (1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.) No appointment necessary. Applicants are strongly encouraged to call 530-823-4211 x140.   Planning Application Submittals: by appointment only Tuesday (8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.) and Friday (8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.). 

Submittal of Building Permit Applications

Residential and Commercial basic permits (water heaters, reroofs, electrical, etc.) without (not requiring) plan review – applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online. Permits will be processed and issued in an expedited time frame if all paperwork has been provided.  

Building Permit applications for other projects (SFD, New Structures, Additions, Remodels, Change in Use, etc.) requiring plan review, applicants are encouraged to apply online or in person.

Questions about the online application process can be answered by Amy Franklin or call 530-823-4211 x136.

Building Inspections

Building Inspections are conducted Monday - Thursday. To schedule an inspection please call 530-823-4211 x 389. 

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