Guide to City Departments

 Each department in the City works with businesses in different ways. Here is an overview, including contact information. We are here to help! All Departments, with the exception of Police and Fire Prevention, are located in Eureka City Hall at 531 K Street, Eureka, CA 95501.  See map

Note: All City Departments (with the exception of Finance) are closed noon-1 and weekends. The Finance Department's hours are 9 am-4 pm,  Monday-Friday.

 

BUILDING DEPARTMENT

Assures that buildings are built or improved in accordance with applicable building codes.

707.441.4155

BUSINESS SERVICES

  •  Issues permits for and inspects construction for privately funded development.
  •  Explains how building regulations apply to individual building projects.
  • Assists in the process of approving a business license application.
  •  Oversees ADA Code enforcement.

 

CITY CLERK

Liaison between the Public, Media, Mayor, and Eureka City Council members. Maintains City records, oversees elections, and prepares and publishes City Council Agendas.

707.441.4144

BUSINESS SERVICES

  •  Accepts and processes Public Information requests.
  •  Issues Special Events Permits.

 

CITY MANAGER

Provides general management oversight and direction to all City Departments. Also provides administrative support to the City Council.

707.441.4144

BUSINESS SERVICES

  •  Responds to citizen and business inquiries.
  •  Issues filming permits.

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Works to strengthen Eureka’s economy by recruiting new businesses as well as helping existing businesses operate successfully.

707.441.4209

BUSINESS SERVICES

  

FINANCE DEPARTMENT

 Provides financial management and accounting services for all City of Eureka departments.

707.441.4120

BUSINESS SERVICES

  •  Accepts payment for, and issues, Business Licenses.
  •  Accepts payment for water/wastewater fees 

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT

Provides fire, rescue and emergency medical services within Eureka and the great Eureka area. This department also oversees Fire Prevention services to ensure building compliance with fire safety codes.  

707.441.4000

BUSINESS SERVICES

  •  Enforces public safety policies including hazardous waste rules.
  •  Inspects building plans for fire safety precautions.

 

PLANNING AND ZONING DEPARTMENT

Oversees land and building development and use on private property.

707.441.4160

BUSINESS SERVICES

  •  Advises business owners about required permits and fees for development and how properties and buildings can be used, improved, and developed.
  •  Assists in the approval process of a business license.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT

Provides crime prevention and community policing services

707.441.4060

BUSINESS SERVICES

  •  Approves ABC licenses.
  •  Administers background checks for massage therapy, firearms, taxi service, and scrap-recycling businesses.
  •  Provides additional policing services for Old Town and Downtown businesses
  •  Provides vehicle and abatement services

 

PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES

Oversees the City’s public improvement projects and manages water resources, water treatment, streets, and code enforcement services.

707.441.4209

BUSINESS SERVICES

  •  Issues Wastewater and encroachment permits.
  •  Coordinates commercial/industrial water conservation programs.
  •  Enforces public safety policies including weed abatement, blighted properties, and hazardous waste rules.