Public Services

Duties of the Department
The Department of Public Services helps keep the City of Portland moving each day with many areas of responsibility. We collect your garbage and recycling, clear your streets of ice and snow in the winter, help maintain the city's sewer system, build your sidewalks, manage the city's traffic lights and street signage, and the list goes on.
  1. October 1st Public Workshop to Focus on Recommendations for Franklin Street

    On October 1, the public will have an opportunity to see what the Franklin Street of the future could look like. The City of Portland is hosting a public workshop form 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at the Rines Auditorium at the Portland Public Library. Read on...
  2. Evergreen Cemetery to Unveil National Historic Register Plaque

    The Friends of Evergreen and the City of Portland will unveil Evergreen Cemetery's National Historic Landmark designation plaque on September 23 at 4:30pm Read on...
  3. Maine DOT Announces Nighttime Paving Work on Franklin Street

    Maine DOT announced today that crews will be paving nightly on Franklin Street in Portland beginning on Sunday, September 14th. Read on...
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