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Public Works

Steve Palmer, P.E.
Director of Public Works
(707) 968-2624
Kathy Robinson
Operations Manager
(707) 967-2871
Christina Cook
Public Works Administrative Assistant
(707) 968-2658
Glen Wright, PE
Interim Assitant Public Works Director

Your Department of Public Works is committed to responding to the needs of our community by providing the public systems necessary to create, enhance and protect the quality of life that is uniquely St. Helena.  Guided by the values of our citizens and supporting the vision they hold for their community we design, build, operate, maintain, clean, green, and improve the city's infrastructure, public rights-of-way, and facilities with skill, pride, and responsiveness, in partnership with the St. Helena community.

The Department is responsible for the City's infrastructure, including streets, storm drains, parks, water treatment, water distribution, wastewater collection, and wastewater treatment.  We facilitate environmental compliance including; storm water pollution prevention, sustainability, protection of public trees and floodplain administration. In addition, the Department of Public Works is a key responding agency in emergencies involving our infrastructure as well as weather and other disasters with the potential for adverse impacts to public health or the environment.

Contact Us
Hours: 8:00 a.m.. to 5:00 p.m..
Department Main: (707) 968-2658


2013 CCR St. Helena Drinking Water Report
Banner Permit Application
Capital Improvement Plan Update 2011
Capital Improvement Plan Update 2012
Certified Backflow Testers
Clothes Washer Rebate Program
Conditional Encroachment Permit
Encroachment Permit
General Conditions for Construction Projects
Grading Permit
Grease Disposal Company List
Grease Trap Guidelines
Illicit Discharge Follow-up Form
Illicit Discharge Reporting Form
Master Street Tree List
Pollution Prevention Best Practices For Surface Cleaning
Public Works City Standards
Raw Water Permit
Sewer Annexation Application
Sewer System Management Plan
Smart Yard Information
St Helena Water Efficient Landscape Regulations
Stormwater Management Standards
Toilet Retrofit Rebate Application
Traffic Plan Standards with Sample Traffic Plan
Transportation Permit
Tree Permit
Water Neutral Policy
Well Permit