IMPORTANT UPDATE, RED FLAG WARNING & INTERMITTENT POWER OUTAGES:  Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 - 10:20 am - There are NO current emergencies in the City of San Marcos. With high Santa Ana winds and red flag warnings in place through Wednesday, Nov. 14, residents can expect intermittent power outages throughout San Marcos and County of San Diego as SDG&E takes steps to keep communities safe from wildfire. Follow San Diego Gas & Electric and visit for the latest updates. To prepare, San Marcos Fire Department and the County of San Diego are recommending residents take a “Ready, Set, Go!” approach for peak fire season. To learn how you can prepare, visit

Capital Improvement Program

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The Capital Improvement Program (CIP) division is responsible for the site design, document preparation, construction management and inspection of capital projects. CIP projects include street improvements, traffic control devices, bridges, flood control, street lighting, development, and City Park facilities.

The CIP is a five-year expenditure plan that provides the City with a financial strategy for infrastructure improvements.  Major capital improvements can require multiple years to strategically plan, design, fund and eventually construct or execute.  The CIP is updated annually to add new appropriations and/or projects, while evaluating priorities, new requirements and new sources of funding.  The program as a whole coordinates the identification of dependable funding sources with the implementation of projects for currently evaluated priorities and needs.

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After-Hours, Weekends or Closed Fridays

The Public Works Department is closed every other Friday. Please see the City Calendar for more details.

For any sewer service or spills and water service or leaks, please contact the Vallecitos Water District, Vista Irrigation District or Rincon Diablo Water District directly.

 Capital Improvement Projects & Traffic Engineering
1 Civic Center Drive
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 744-1050 main line
(760) 752-7578 fax
Ed Deane
(760) 744-1050, ext. 3212