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Engineering Department
Mark Rincon
Director of Public Works

Eric Janzen
Engineering Technician

124 N. Cloverdale Blvd.
Cloverdale, CA  95425

Ph: 707.894.1728
Fx: 707.894.3451

Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Engineering Department is responsible for developing and managing all public works and capital improvement projects including streets, sidewalks, water mains, storm drains, sewer mains, and bicycle lanes, among other projects. The department also reviews street and utility improvement plans for compliance with applicable design standards and regulations and inspects project construction to assure conformance with approved grading, drainage and storm water plans. The department oversees important City functions, including:

  • Permit issuance including Encroachment Permits, Grading Permits and Industrial Wastewater Permits;
  • Plan check and approval of improvement plans, final maps, and parcel maps;
  • Provision of floodplain information; and
  • Working with the public on day-to-day issues requiring an engineering opinion.

Rivers, Creeks, and Streams

Cloverdale's creeks, and streams and the Russian River are valuable resources to the City of Cloverdale. They remove water pollutants and improve water quality, provide flood control and stormwater drainage, are vital to wildlife habitat and create neighborhood beauty and improved quality of life.

There are three major creeks which flow through the City of Cloverdale.  These creeks are:

  • Cloverdale Creek
  • Porterfield Creek
  • Cherry Creek

Click here for the map image to view the total watershed area of these creeks.  The City of Cloverdale General Plan has policies and programs that conserve the natural environment and wildlife resources.  Please follow the link to read more: Cloverdale General Plan

The following is contact information for agencies that have permitting jurisdiction over rivers, creeks, and streams within the City of Cloverdale. For questions regarding creek or stream maintenance, please contact the following agencies:

US Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco Office
Regulatory Permits
(415) 503-6774

California Department of Fish and Game, Bay Delta Region
Lake and Streambed Alteration Program
(707) 944-5500

To learn more about the Russian River and the Russian River Watershed, please go to the Russian River Watershed Association website at:

For questions about flooding or flood insurance maps and studies:

Federal Emergency Management Agency
(877) 336-2627

Slow the Flow of Storm Water Runoff
The City of Cloverdale has partnered with our neighboring cities in Sonoma and Mendocino counties to help protect the Russian River. Part of this will include new designs and techniques for landscaping which help “slow the flow” to our streets, creeks and rivers. Details of these changes will be posted on the City’s website in the coming months, but in the meantime the State of California has prepared a Film Festival to introduce some of the new concepts.

Here is a link to the 'Slow the Flow' video

The following link goes to the Water Quality Outreach youtube site which has a number of video's including; What the heck is Stom Water Runoff, Rain Gardens, Permeable pavers, Lawn Removal.

Cloverdale City Hall
124 N. Cloverdale Blvd.
Cloverdale, CA 95425
Phone: 707.894.2521
Fax: 707.894.3451
Hours: M-Th, 8a-5p