The Department of Public Works delivers a variety of services that Chattanooga's citizens rely on daily. We are responsible for the City's infrastructure: its design, construction and maintenance; the interceptor sewer system; the City's storm water system; the collection and disposal of garbage and brush, recycling and household hazardous waste; building inspections and code enforcement; and traffic management, signs and markings.
What We Do:
Garbage & Recycling
Responsible for garbage collection, recycle collection, brush collection, bagged yard waste collection, leaf collection, and bulky trash collection.
City Engineering and Water Quality
Responsible for engineering planning, design, construction management, inspection services, and storm water infrastucture.
Traffic Engineering & Operations
Responsible for the design of traffic signals, traffic signs, street lights, guardrails, speed humps, and overall management of traffic engineering functions in the city
Responsible for Interceptor Sewer System and Solid Waste Disposal.
Land Development Office
Responsible for the enforcement of adopted building, electrical, plumbing, gas and mechanical codes and the Zoning Ordinance.
To preserve and enhance the quality of the physical environment through prompt, cost effective and courteous delivery of services that protects the health, safety and welfare of the citizens, and to maintain and improve the city’s infrastructure.