Public Works

The Public Works Department is responsible for the management, operation and maintenance of the City’s infrastructure, which includes streets, curbs and gutters, sidewalks, sewer system, storm drain system, and water systems. This also includes public facilities such as parks, park and ride, transit, buildings and its landscaping. In addition, the department includes the Engineering Division, which manages the capital improvement programs, provides design and inspection services, and reviews developments and subdivisions.

Water and Wastewater Rate Study

Final Draft of the Water Rate Study 2016
Final Draft of the Wastewater Rate Study 2016
Comparison of Rates
Typical Water/Sewer Bill Comparison
Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs

If you have additional questions or would like to see what your bill looks like with the proposed rates, email

Tentative Schedule:

  • City Council Receive Draft Study and Approve Prop 218 Notice – July 28, 2016
  • Notices mailed to Property Owners – July 29, 2016
  • City Council Public Hearing to Consider Protests – September 22, 2016
  • City Council Adopts Rate Resolution – October 13, 2016
  • Rates Effective – November 1, 2016 for FY 16/17 Increase
    • July 1, 2017 for FY 17/18 Increase
    • July 1, 2018 for FY 18/19 Increase

Buellton Green Scene

Street Light Outage Report Form
Current Public Surplus Auction
Code Enforcement Service Request Form

Caltrans Maintenance/Issue Request Form
Take the Storm Water Management Program Survey

Public Works News and Notices

General Forms & Fees

See also Development Impact Fee Schedules on the Planning Department Page

Road Maintenance and Transportation Planning

Street Sweeping – the City’s streets are swept on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month. Please remove vehicles from the streets to ensure that we receive the best possible sweeping service.

Bikeways & Pedestrian


Watershed & Drainage

Storm Water Management Program

To report storm water pollution or illicit discharges, call City Public Works Department at (805) 688-5177* / Engineering Department at (805) 688-5200 OR via email SWMP .
*After Hour Answering Service

Locate Informational Brochures at Santa Barbara Project Clean Water
Our Water Our World

Integrated Regional Watershed Management

Flood Control


*The City of Buellton participates in the Regional Water Efficiency and Conservation Program throughout the County of Santa Barbara.

Water Wise

For additional information in these programs, please visit Water Wise

Backflow Prevention

Backflow devices are an integral part of the City’s Cross Connection Control Program. They help to ensure that no contaminants of any kind (chemicals, debris, reclaimed water, etc.) enter the potable water system. 

Backflow devices are owned by the customer and regulated by the State through the City of Buellton.  While it is primarily business customers who are required to have these devices, some residential properties need them, also.

The State of California Department of Health Services provides regulations for the City and our customers through California Code of Regulations, Title 17. These regulations spell out the types of services that require backflow devices.  Test sheet


Industrial Waste Discharge Program Pretreatment contact Heather Billing at Wallace Group (805) 597-7167

Fats, oils and grease (FOG) contact Bill Callahan or Glenn Rider at Wallace Group (805) 544-4011


Solid Waste

  • Trash Pick-Up Map
  • For residential and commercial trash, recycling, and green waste collection services contact Marborg Industries ( or call (800) 798-1855. Click here for rates.

  • Recycling

    The City supports and encourages Reduce, Reuse and Recycling of all materials. In cooperation and coordination with the County of Santa Barbara, various programs are available. Additional information can be found at the Less is More website.

    Also available are:
    Marborg - Quarterly Household Hazardous Waste Round-Up (79 Industrial Way) from 9 am – 1 pm and Residential Bulky Item pick up (curbside).

    2016 dates:
    February 6th, 2016
    May 7th, 2016
    August 6th, 2016
    November 5th, 2016

    Can’t wait to get rid of your electronic waste?

    Green Spot Drop Off

If you cannot find what you are looking for please try our website Search or contact the City Clerk for more information.