Public Works and Community Services

If you live, visit or work in Riverside County, your time here will be enhanced by the services provided through our Public Works and Community Services departments.

The organizations below oversee a wide range of responsibilities, from maintaining our roads, to permitting construction projects, to monitoring the quality of food served in our restaurants to operating our landfills.

These departments and organizations promote and protect our county’s health, safety and welfare.

Agricultural Commissioner

The Riverside County Agricultural Commissioner's Office promotes and protects the Riverside County agricultural industry and environment, ensuring the health and safety of residents, and fosters confidence and equity in the marketplace.

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Reginal Culinary

Animal Services

Animal Services promotes responsible pet ownership to improve Riverside County for people and animals. Adopt a pet, license your pet or learn about the department's low-cost spay and neuter program. 

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Animal Services

Building and Safety

The Building and Safety Division is an important element to the county's economic development. This division of the Transportation and Land Management Agency permits and manages the grading, building inspections and plan checks for new construction in Riverside County's unincorporated areas. 

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A person in a silhouette draws on a building plan on top of a lighted drafting table.

Code Enforcement

The Code Enforcement Department is responsible for enforcing County Land Ordinances, as well as various state and federal laws, in the unincorporated areas. Code Enforcement activities contribute to safe, healthy, sustainable communities and preservation of water quality and natural resources. Code Enforcement seeks to work with property owners to strike a balance between enforcement and  voluntary compliance.

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Code Enforcement

Environmental Health

The Department of Environmental Health protects public health and safety, as well as the environment by issuing permits and conducting inspections for restaurants, spas, body art salons and water wells. 

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Environmental Health

Flood Control

The Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District oversees and manages flood hazards, the regulation of floodplains, as well as maintains drainage and development for flood mitigation.

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Flood tracktor

Planning

The county's Planning Department guides future growth that respects the diversity of the region, shapes and configures development in relation to the land it occupies and ensures that its various parts relate to its whole.

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Parks & Open Space District

The Parks and Open Space District acquires, protects, develops, manages, and interprets for the inspiration, use, and enjoyment of all people, a well-balanced system of park related places of outstanding scenic, recreational, and historic importance.

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Morning fishing at Lake Skinner

Transportation and Land Management

The Riverside County Transportation & Land Management Agency provides an array of in-person and online services related to building and safety, planning, code enforcement and transportation.

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Transportation and Land Management

Transportation Department

The Transportation Department manages and maintains roads in the unincorporated areas, including road improvements, repairs and traffic signals to ensure the safety of the motoring public along the county's roadways.

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Transportation Department

Waste Resources

The Department of Waste Resources runs the county’s landfills, as well as offers programs for household hazardous waste collection, recycling, and composting to promote a more environmentally responsible Riverside County.

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Landfill