Public Works

Public Works2022-09-13T10:19:31-07:00

Welcome to the Rancho Mirage Public Works Department’s webpage!


Ryan Stendell

Director of Public Works
Phone: (760) 770-3224

The Public Works Department consists of three divisions: Engineering, Street Maintenance, and Facilities and Fleet Maintenance.

The City’s Public Works Department is comprised of a group of professionals committed to providing the residents with the highest level of customer service, the protection of standards that protect their high quality of life and the commitment to serving the public in a timely and professional manner.

Ryan Stendell, Director of Public Works
Phone: (760) 770-3224

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, plan checking and inspection services for grading, on-site and off-site infrastructure improvements for all development, providing professional civil and engineering services for the City, other City departments, and private homeowner associations as necessary. Provide project management and contract administration for City projects. The division oversees the majority of the City’s Capital Improvement Projects and remains committed to maintaining and upgrading the community’s infrastructure through an aggressive Capital Improvement Program, ensuring that new development meets all City standards and responding in a professional and dedicated manner to the concerns of residents and businesses alike.

Active Transportation Plan

Speed Limits and Regulations

Click on the links below to view the documents.

2017 Traffic Counts

Street Location

Standard Plans

Standard Plans for Public Works Construction:

Pending NPDES Rules

To view pending NPDES rules, go to //www.floodcontrol.co.riverside.ca.us/NPDES/


For Public Works inspections, please email request to: pwinspections@RanchoMirageCA.gov. Include permit number, location, contact person, contact phone number, type of inspection, and date of inspection. Requests emailed prior to 3:00 p.m. will be performed the following business day. Requests emailed after 3:00 p.m. will be performed on the second business day. If the inspection involves a lane closure, you must email the request and traffic control plan at least 48 hours in advance, prior to 3:00 p.m. Inspections will be conducted Monday through Thursday.

Pool Draining

Pool contractors are required to possess a current City of Rancho Mirage business license and proof of insurance. Draining is allowed Monday – Friday during the hours of 7:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M., excluding holidays. Permit fee is $20.

Capital Improvement Program

Click on the links below to view Capital Improvement Projects.

Justin Ruberg, Streets & Fleet Manager
Phone: (760) 343-0561, Ext. 532

This division’s primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, maintaining all public streets, storm drain systems, public rights-of-way, traffic signs, signals and safety lighting, street striping and markings, street sweeping contract administration, signage replacements, and providing the motorists with the latest advances in traffic safety. The division also assists in the continued implementation of the PM10 (Particulate Matter under 10 Micrometers in ambient air pollution) program and in developing programs to meet the requirements of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.

Public Works

Justin Ruberg, Streets & Fleet Manager
Phone: (760) 343-0561, Ext. 532

Facilities and Fleet Maintenance is a division of the Public Works Department that plans, directs and coordinates facilities maintenance for City Hall, the Library & Observatory Campus, Public Works Yard, two fire stations, five parks, 24 centerline miles of landscaped median islands, parkways and senior housing projects. This division is also responsible for contract management services for landscape maintenance, janitorial services, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) maintenance, fleet maintenance and numerous other service contracts to perform routine and extraordinary maintenance services.

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