Public Works



The City of Colusa Public Works Department provides engineering, construction, operation, and maintenance services to the City's infrastructure system of streets, sidewalks, curbs/gutters, street markings, traffic flow, and the storm drainage system. The Public Works Department manages these tasks through six separate divisions: City Streets, Storm Drainage, Parks, Street Trees, Graffiti Abatement, and Water/Sewer.

A great many functions considered to be public works are incorporated and administered within the City of Colusa Public Works Department. The department is responsible for 37 miles of City streets, 7.5 miles of underground storm drains, 172 drain inlets, 1 sewer treatment facility, 6 lift stations, 2 above ground water tanks, 5 water wells, and 25 acres of parks. The department is able to perform its broad range of functions by having a dedicated and well-trained staff of 9 full-time employees.




City Street/Sidewalk Repair



·         Damaged sidewalk caused by City Trees is the City responsibility. All other damage is the fronting property owner’s responsibility.


·         Street repair such as potholes is the City’s responsibility.


·         Call (530) 458-2215 to report damage.



Street Sweeping


·         Occurs monthly within City limits.


·         Business downtown area is swept every Thursday.


·         Leaf pickup is November 1st – December 31st.  Leaf piles are to be cleared away from the street gutters for pickup. Green waste piles should be from City trees waste only.


·         Piles left on the street after December 31st and before November 1st will be picked up for a fee charged to the fronting property owner.



Encroachment Permits



·         Any citizen having work performed in the City right-of-way (alley, street, sidewalk, etc.) must obtain an encroachment permit prior to work beginning.


·         Encroachment Permit Fees are based on time and material.



Street Signage/Lights



·         Please report any damage to City signs or malfunctioning lights by calling:


(530) 458-5890 during business hours


(530) 458-7721 after business hours

Master Tree List      


       • The City of Colusa has established a list of trees that are approved for planting without prior authorization from the city. The list can be found at the following link
 Master Tree List




The City of Colusa Parks Maintenance Division maintains nine (10) City Parks along with City Government building's landscape areas. For park amenities or reservations, please visit the Parks & Recreation - Parks Division page.


Park Locations


A.B. Davison Park
10th Street, between Parkhill & Webster Street.

Will S. Green Park
Between 9th, 10th, Parkhill, and Webster Streets.

King Vale Park
3rd Street & Allen Circle.

Leland Taylor Park
Country Club Drive, off Wescott Road.

Levee Park
Between 6th & 9th Streets, on the levee along the Sacramento River.

Lewis Tennant Softball Complex
Colus Avenue (across from Colusa High School)

Memorial Park
10th & Market Streets.

C.D. Semple Park
3rd Street & Larsen Lane.

Sankey-Elmwood Park
Between 3rd, 4th, Parkhill, and Webster Streets.

California State Park

 Main Street and 10th St.