Public Services


Public Services

photo collage of Rocklin Public Services activities

The City of Rocklin Public Services Department works to keep city streets clean and safe, landscape areas healthy and green, street lighting systems and traffic signals operating, and creeks and open space areas pollution free.

Public Services also operates and maintains the City’s fleet of vehicles, as well as coordinates Capital Improvement Projects.

Providing these services means both a commitment to residents and a respect for the community, which is why the Public Services Department encourages you to browse through these web pages and let us know what you think.

Current Projects

Current Projects

Capital improvement projects enhance public safety, improve quality of life, and expand economic development.

The initiation of these projects is based on growth and development in the City that has been identified in the City’s General Plan. 

Capital improvement projects are roadway improvement projects that have been identified in the circulation element of the City’s General Plan. The initiation of these projects is based on growth and development in the City. 

More information about future planned improvement projects can be found in the City of Rocklin budget documents.

Bid Opportunities  


Get a Permit

Public Services administers Encroachment Permits, Overload Transportation Permits, and Street Closure Permits

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Traffic, Lights & Signs

The Traffic Division is responsible for a variety of functions that contribute to our community’s safe and efficient movement of people, goods, and services.

The City of Rocklin follows the California Vehicle Code and national guidelines for traffic control devices such as signal lights, traffic signs, and paint markings. Several factors are considered when deciding to place traffic control devices including traffic volumes, accident rates, pedestrian traffic, and travel delays.

Requests for traffic control devices can be submitted to the City by contacting Public Services at 916.625.5500 or online via Access Rocklin.

Photo of boy dropping recyclable bottle in bin


 One Big Bin. You Toss. We Sort.In Rocklin, trash is sorted at the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) and everything that can be recycled is sorted and processed automatically without you having to sort anything. That’s why we only have One Big Bin for trash and recycling!

Stormdrain Marker

Stormwater Pollution Prevention

Our Environmental Services staff implement permit compliance tasks and track stormwater regulations on behalf of the City of Rocklin. We document information on illegal discharge detection and elimination, street and storm drain cleaning, creek maintenance, stormwater and creek protection controls for development projects, business inspections, and public outreach, education and participation.

Stormwater pollution prevention is everyone’s responsibility,  make sure that you are doing your part to contribute to Rocklin’s Pollution Solution!

The City of Rocklin’s Stormwater Program’s goals are to:

  • Prevent stormwater pollution
  • Protect and enhance water quality in creeks and wetlands
  • Preserve beneficial uses of local waterways
  • Comply with State and Federal regulations

Central Valley Regional Water Quality Board Website

State Water Resources Control Board Municipal Permits

Look for the Stormwater booth at these special events:

Earth Day
Woof Stock
Patriot Day/Kids Fest
Hot Chili Cool Cars

Volunteer Opportunities

To volunteer with the Stormwater program or to learn more information on volunteer opportunities within the city click on the link above!

Pollution Prevention Tips  

Rocklin is a proud partner with the Our Water Our World (OWOW) program which aims to raise awareness of the connection between pesticide use and water quality. OWOW provides information to consumers about integrated pest management (IPM) and less toxic alternatives that are not causing water quality problems. Our Water Our World. Helping Consumers Find Less-Toxic Products For Use In Their Homes And Gardens

Tree Planting Guide

Rocklin Tree GuideTrees provide cooling shade, reduce air pollution, provide wildlife habitat, and beautify our community but it is important to plant a tree that is appropriate for its location. The following Tree Guide was developed by PG&E for the City of Rocklin and provides a list of recommended trees for Rocklin.

Rocklin Tree Guide

Creek Water Testing Data

Data is collected at creeks throughout the City to monitor overall water quality and to follow trends over time. The parameters that are tested include pH, Temperature, Conductivity (or Oxidation-Reduction Potential), Turbidity, and Dissolved Oxygen. 

Creek Water Data


Streets and Drains

Public Services is committed to maintaining Rocklin’s streets and stormdrains in order to keep our city safe.

Street Maintenance

Pothole In keeping with the high quality of living in Rocklin, Public Services strives to keep every street in good riding condition, drainage, and appearance.

Over time, the stress of weather and traffic creates cracks, potholes, and other weaknesses in the pavement. The City performs an inventory of the entire road network on a rotating basis to determine where maintenance is needed.

Street maintenance utilizes several methods to address these problems depending on the severity of the road condition, including crack sealing, base repair, patching, and resurfacing.

To see current and upcoming street maintenance projects, check out our current projects page.

Stormdrain Maintenance

storm drainThe Public Services Department is responsible for all stormdrain maintenance in the City of Rocklin including:

  • Pipe cleaning and replacement
  • Catch basin cleaning & repair
  • Ditch cleaning & regrading
  • Inlet/outlet stabilization
  • Easement maintenance
  • Detention pond maintenance