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. City Paving, Crack Sealing & Pavement Marking Work Now Underway

    The City of Portland would like to alert citizens that it has begun its annual paving, crack sealing, and pavement marking work. Crack sealing and pavement marking work will be done during nighttime hours in order to minimize traffic impacts. Read on...
  3. Enforcement of New Overnight Parking Restrictions on Peninsula Begins June 1st

    New overnight parking restrictions for the majority of Peninsula residents is now in effect. Public Services completed the installation of the new street maintenance parking restriction signs on May 1, 2015, and enforcement will begin on June 1, 2015. Read on...
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