Graffiti removal

The city provides graffiti removal from the public right-of-way and public property. To report graffiti such as paint, stickers, wax or other markings on public property call the 24-hour Graffiti Removal Hotline at 442-339-2990. Submit your request online.

Traffic signals

To report a problem with a traffic signal, please call 442-339-5331. Find out how we are reducing red light wait times through our Traffic Signal Program.

Street lights

To report a malfunctioning street light, please call 442-339-2980. Be prepared to provide an exact location of the light (e.g., “in front of 1635 Faraday Ave.” or “on the east side of El Camino Real, third light north of Chestnut Ave.”). Include your contact information, including a daytime phone number, so we can call you with questions. Submit your request online.

Street sweeping

Carlsbad annually sweeps 19, 900 miles of roadway. To find the street sweeping schedule for a specific address, click on first letter of street named desired. Schedule of street sweeping follows street name.

Report litter or debris in the roadway at 442-339-2980.

Sandbags for heavy rain events

The city can provide a limited number of sandbags to residents in an emergency. To report flooding call 760-931-2197. This line is staffed 24 hours a day, even days a week. For emergencies threatening public safety, property or the environment, immediately call 9-1-1 for assistance.

Pothole or damaged road

Report a pothole or a damaged road at 442-339-2980. Submit your request online.

Storm drain

The Storm Drain Maintenance Department maintains and inspects the public storm drain system. If there is storm water or storm drain related issue that is currently happening call the storm water hotline at 442-339-2799.