The Department's Mission is to manage the city's transportation, stormwater, and solid waste systems to enhance the quality of life for the Gainesville community. We are responsible for the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of streets, sidewalks, and bike trails systems. We coordinate closely with the Regional Transit System to provide linkages with all our transportation alternatives. We manage the stormwater system, the urban forest, parking program, and the County-wide traffic management system. We provide mosquito control, streetsweeping and municipal waste, recycling, and yard debris collection services. The Public Works Strategic Plan outlines the department's goals and objectives.
Who We Are
We are an accredited Public Works Agency through the American Public Works Association. We received original accreditation in December 2007 with 100% Full Compliance. We developed and now manage several award winning programs such as our Clean Water Partnership and Smarttraffic.
Florida Roundabout Safety Video
Please reference our video showcasing Proper Roundabout Safety.
The Public Works department operates without regard to race, color, or national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. For reference, please view the Title VI Notice.
If you have a Title VI complaint, please use our complaint form.
We are further committed to taking reasonable steps to ensure meaningful access to benefits, services, information, and other important portions of programs and activities for individuals who are limited English proficient (LEP) in accordance with Federal ADA Requirements.
Under the ADA Transition Plan the City has a goal to eliminate barriers for people with disabilities.
Last updated April 25, 2018