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, issue permits for public parks and spaces, and the list goes on.
  1. "The Stars & Stripes Spectacular" Set for July 4th

    Next week, July 4th Portland’s “The Stars and Stripes Spectacular”, will be held at the Eastern Promenade Park. This year the organizers have added the Grammy award winning artist Mellissa Manchester to the roster, and she will be performing with the PSO. Read on...
  2. Sundays on the Boulevard Resumes This Sunday, May 3!

    Following a successful inaugural season last year, the second season of Sundays on the Boulevard will start this Sunday, May 3, 2015. Baxter Boulevard, with one of the best views in Portland, will once again be transformed into an urban oasis... Read on...
  3. Unitil Continues Natural Gas System Upgrades in Portland

    Unitil, a provider of natural gas and electricity to customers in New England, is entering the next phase of its System Upgrade for Reliable Energy (SURE) project and will begin work along commuter roadways in Portland in mid-April. Read on...
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