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Department of Transportation
200 E. Santa Clara St.
8th Floor
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 535-3850
Fax:     (408) 292-6092

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Jim Ortbal                           

Welcome to the San José Department of Transportation. 

What We Do

Our role is to operate, maintain, and improve San José’s 2400 miles of streets and related infrastructure. This includes the paved street surfaces, bridges, traffic signals, streetlights, signs, crosswalks, bike lanes, pavement markings, curbs, curb ramps, sidewalks, street trees and landscaping, as well as the public sewers and storm drains located within the streets. Additionally, we operate the City’s public parking lots and garages, and manage on street parking compliance, abandoned vehicle abatement, and street sweeping.  

To provide a comprehensive and seamless network of transportation services for the San José community, we work closely with other public agencies that manage and improve our transit systems and our regional network of freeways and expressways.

Please explore our website to learn more about San José DOT, our services, programs, projects and partnerships. We look forward to working with you!

News Flash: Vision Zero San José 

San José has one of the safest roadway systems among the larger cities in California and our nation.  However, one traffic death is one too many… and that is why we are committed to safer streets for San José.  Vision Zero San José is our City’s commitment to prioritize street safety and ensure all road users – whether you walk, bike, drive, or ride transit – are safe.  We invite you to learn more about Vision Zero San José, and to help create a “safety first” culture to make safer streets a reality.  Together, we can do better.  Click on the logo below to find out more.  


24-Hour Emergency
Dispatch Center

24-hour emergency dispatch

(408) 794-1900 weekdays
7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(408) 277-8956 all other times.

For sewer back-ups
missing / damaged traffic signs
major potholes
malfunctioning traffic signals
broken tree limbs
and other non-life threatening emergencies.