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. 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...
  2. Portland Offers Numerous Winter Recreation Options

    Cross-country skiing, ice skating, sledding, snowshoeing, and snowboarding opportunities available throughout the city. Read on...
  3. City Reminds Residents of Winter Storm Operations Information

    As the City of Portland prepares for its first snow storm of the season, the City would like to remind residents of winter storm operations information. Public Services crews are gearing up to work on Wednesday and Thursday to keep streets clear... Read on...
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