Streets / Sidewalks

Sidewalks, Driveways, Curbs, & Gutters

Within the City of Watsonville, a property owner is responsible to maintain the sidewalk, driveway, curb, and gutter adjacent to their property in good condition so as to not interfere with the public safety and use. If any of these areas become deficient (or a tripping hazard), repair is the responsibility of the property owner.

You can view the Watsonville Municipal Code on sidewalks, driveways, curbs, and gutters under Title 7, (public works), Chapter 2. A property owner can appeal the repair notice to the City Council by filing a Notice to Appeal with the City Clerk's office. The appeal process is outlined in the Watsonville Municipal Code under Title 1, Chapter 4. For more information on the appeal process, please contact the City Clerk's office at 831-768-3040.

To Report a Broken Sidewalk

To report a broken sidewalk, contact Customer Service at (831) 768-3133 or email