The Engineering Division is charged with the task of safeguarding life, health, property, and public welfare through review, design, bid, and construction of public improvement projects constructed on City property and within the City’s right-of-way. Other functions include solid waste management, NPDES, approving parcel and tract maps and various land survey documents, establishing City standards, interfacing with outside agencies, and performing special studies.
Capital Improvement Program
The Engineering Division is responsible for the implementation of the City’s adopted five-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP), which consists of a variety of projects to construct, maintain, repair, and rehabilitate the City’s infrastructure and identifies future street improvement projects. The City's five-year CIP is based on the City's Pavement Management Plan and is consistent with the City's General Plan Circulation Element.
NPDES/Stormwater Quality Management
Information for Businesses
In 1972 the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, also referred to as the Clean Water Act, was amended to provide that the discharge of pollutants to the waters of the United States from any point source is effectively prohibited unless the discharge is in compliance with a National
Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. The City of Big Bear Lake along with 15 other cities, the San Bernardino County Flood Control District (District), and the County of San Bernardino (County), are co-permittees on an area wide NPDES permit for the Santa Ana River watershed. To comply with the permit the City is required to inspect certain businesses annually to ensure effective implementation with Best Management Practices (BMP’s) to reduce the likelihood of pollutants entering the storm drain system. In addition, the City conducts FOG (Fats, Oils, and Grease) Inspections to prevent FOG from clogging the sewer system.
NPDES additional information can be found here --> NPDES Information
Land Division Approvals
Lot Line Adjustments, Lot Mergers, Final Parcel Maps, Final Tract Maps, Certificates of Compliance, and Offers of Dedication are processed through the Engineering Division. Applications and the process for each are found below.
Working in the City Right-of-Way
There are two different types of permits that the Engineering department issues:
Driveway approach, street cut (utility and private), temporary (or permanent) placement of objects in the ROW
If you are planning on performing work in the City ROW please fill out the application, and email it to the Engineering Division
Sanitary Sewer System
New Connection and Reinspection/Demo- contact the Engineering Division for the application. Any work on the City Sewer system needs to be performed by one of City Approved Contractors
Sewer Fees are updated every Fiscal Year (July 1)- the most recent schedule can be found here
Phone: (909) 866-5831 x 142
Fax: (909) 866-7511
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
39707 Big Bear Boulevard
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
City of Big Bear Lake
PO Box 10000
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315