Colusa 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. 

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

  • Street repair such as potholes is the City’s responsibility. Please fill out the form below to report any damages.

    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.

    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.

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

    (530) 458-5890 during business hours

    (530) 458-7721 after business hours

    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 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.

    The City of Colusa operates under a Council/Manager form of government using an elected body of five (5) members to enact laws and legislative policy.  The City Manager is an appointed professional who serves as the administrative head of the city’s government, responsible for the enforcement of the laws and policies adopted by the City Council and the supervision of the city’s day-to-day operations.  Council members, City Clerk, and City Treasurer are all elected for four (4) year terms.