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. TAKE OUR SURVEY: City Updating Strategic Transportation Plan

    The City is currently developing a Strategic Transportation Plan in order to create a comprehensive vision for transportation to inform its future policy initiatives and transportation investments. To help with this, the City is conducting a survey... Read on...
  2. Ready to Fix It, Portland?

    Fix It! Portland. is a new mobile app that allows citizens to report a variety of issues, such as potholes, streetlight outages, and snowplowing requests quickly and easily from their smartphone as well as from the City of Portland website. Read on...
  3. Portland Offers Numerous Winter Recreation Options

    Cross-country skiing, ice skating, sledding, snowshoeing, and snowboarding opportunities available throughout the city. Read on...
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