General Contact Number: (530) 621-5567

Department of Transportation

The Department of Transportation is responsible for the funding, planning, designing, building, operating, and maintaining the County Road System (CRS).  The County Road System currently consists of approximately 1083 centerline miles of paved roadway, 76 bridges, a ​multitude of storm drainage systems, and related transportation facilities.

The ​two primary priorities of the Department of Transportation are:

  1. Public safety - ensuring that our roads are safe for public use with due care in a manner in which it is reasonably foreseeable that they will be used.
  2. Preservation of infrastructure - preserving and maintaining the public's multi-billion dollar investment in our roads, bridges, and other facilities associated with the CRS.     

News and Information

  1. Obtain permit application number from Building Department for commercial grading over 1500 cubic yards.
  2. Submit one copy of grading plans directly to Resource Conservation District (RCD) at 100 Forni Rd, Placerville, CA 95667, Phone: (530) 303-5329, Website:
  3. Pay the RCD fee directly to the agency rather than to the County of El Dorado.

Rubicon Trail Information - Trail Updates - Current News & Updates

The Rubicon Trail is located in the California High Sierra, due west of Lake Tahoe, approximately 80 miles east of Sacramento, and 35 miles east of Placerville. This world-renowned 4-wheel drive route leads from Georgetown (at California Highway 49) to Lake Tahoe (near Tahoma), a total distance of approximately 22 miles. The trail is a non-maintained County road located in El Dorado and Placer Counties. Parts of the trail pass through the Eldorado National Forest and portions of private lands.

Updates for the Rubicon Trail can be found here.

Current News & Updates - Park News and Updates an be found here.  Including Rubicon Trail condition updates.

Road Maintenance/Projects

Roadway and bridge maintenance, snow removal, traffic engineering, traffic signals, signs and markings, traffic counts, brushing, and pavement, curb, gutter and sidewalk repair.

Projects/ Engineering 

Transportation projects including capital projects in the West Slope and Tahoe Basin.

Development, Right of Way, and Environmental (DRE)

Reviews improvement plans for new development projects, new commercial and residential proposals and issue encroachment permits for activities and construction with public right-of-way. 

Transportation Planning

Reviews transportation impacts of new commercial and residential development through traffic impact studies, maintains the County's Traffic Model, and oversees and implements the Countywide Traffic Impact Fee (TIF) Program. 

DOT at Work

Maintenance, storm damage repair, and CIP projects.

Zones of Benefit

County Service Area Zones of Benefit - California Government Code Section 25210 allows for the formation of county service areas in unincorporated areas, providing an alternative method of furnishing additional services and the levy of special taxes or benefit assessments to pay for the services. County service areas do not provide revenue; the zones of benefit provide funding for services.

Traffic Advisory Committee (TAC)

The Traffic Advisory Committee was formed in 1965 by the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors to provide a more efficient and systematic method of determining the necessity of requested traffic control device installations and to investigate and report to the Board on these requests.


      Report Road Problems/Issues

(530) 642-4909
When reporting a problem, please include the location, description of the problem, and telephone number where you can be reached.

*Click here for the Liability Claim Form and information on filing a claim against the County of El Dorado.