Streets

Responsibilities

The Streets Division of the Public Works Department maintains the City's infrastructure including, but not limited to, over 53 miles of paved City streets, 13 miles of alleyways, approximately 32 miles of sidewalks, and over 420 City street signs.

Streetlights

To report a streetlight outage contact the Public Works Department by calling 559-665-8615, ext. 789, or Email Public Works. Be prepared to provide the following information:

  1. Location of the streetlight
  2. The pole number
  3. And if the pole is wood or metal

Sidewalk Problems

Broken and cracked sidewalks are addressed on an as needed basis particularly where public safety is concerned. To report a sidewalk problem contact the Public Works Department at 559-885-8615, ext. 789, or Email Public Works.

Sidewalk Repair Assistance Program

California law assigns the responsibility for maintaining the sidewalks, curbs and gutters to the contiguous property owners. Property owners are usually displeased to learn that maintenance of the city sidewalk is their financial obligation. To help lighten this burden, Staff is proposing a Sidewalk Repair Cost Assistance Program where the City could provide a short term loan to a property owner to make the repairs and potentially pay up to 50% of the costs if the damage was caused by a street tree.

To learn more about the program view the Sidewalk Repair Cost Assistance Program Guidelines (PDF).

Street Trees

The City is responsible for maintaining the safety of the city right-of-way with regards to trees and overhanging branches. To report a tree damage emergency contact the Public Works Department at 559-665-8615, extension 789, or Email Public Works. In an emergency situation You can also contact the Chowchilla Police Department at 559-665-8600.

Roadway Potholes

The Public Works Department should be contacted to report any potholes in the roadway. Repairs will be handled on as needed basis particularly where public safety is concerned. To report a pothole contact the Public Works Department at 559-885-8615, ext. 789, or Email Public Works.