Holiday Schedule – Thanksgiving More Info»

Public Works

News & Announcements

Financial Plaza Deck Main Entrance Closed for Construction – November 10, 2017

On Friday, November 10, 2017, the main entrance to the Financial Plaza Deck Garage will be closed.  Patrons can access the garage via the Garden Street rear entrance.  The Barney Building at 1 Civic Center Plaza will be using a crane to change the air handlers on their roof. Please
Read More »

Road Work Notice: Hydrant Repair – South Avenue

UPDATE: The hydrant on South Avenue has been repaired and is now back in service. Water service to the area has been restored. If you experience cloudy or discolored water, please run the water until clear. The City of Poughkeepsie Water Department is working in the area of South Avenue
Read More »

Road Work Notice – November 1, 2017

Today, Wednesday, November 1st, 2017, the following City street will be closed: Mansion Street between Winnikee Avenue and Morgan Avenue. The City of Poughkeepsie Water Dept will be replacing the hydrant on the corner of Mansion @ Winnikee. Work zones will be in place and emergency vehicles will be accommodated.

More news»

The Public Works Department oversees multiple divisions including:

Parking Water Distribution
Recycling & Sanitation Transfer Station
Sewer Maintenance Urban Tree Division

Administration and Permits Division

The Administration Division provides a Work Center for basic customer complaint service and administers four (4) important permitting programs for Excavating in the Public Right-of-Way, Underground City Utilities Mark-outs, Temporary Dumpster Placements, and Temporary Sidewalk or Street Closures.

Work Center

The Work Center handles most incoming calls, logging almost 2,000 service requests from the public each year.  These requests for service are directed to any one of the Public Works Divisions or Subdivisions:  Water, Sewer, Storm, City Electric, Buildings and Grounds, Urban Trees, Street Maintenance, Sign Shop, Sanitation, and Enforcement. The Work Center also coordinates emergency requests for city underground utilities mark-outs during regular working hours.

Administration and Permits

Excavation Permit:
Provides permission to excavate in the public right-of way; commonly called a street opening. Doing work on city property requires proof of liability and workers compensation insurance.  The fee for a street opening depends on the age of the pavement and requires a security deposit. (Note: this also requires a permit from the Dept of Building, Planning & Zoning.)

Utility Mark-outs:
Notifications of upcoming excavations in the city are transmitted to the Department of Public Works via the Underground Facilities Protection Organization (UFPO).  The department requires the UFPO No. on the Excavation Permit Application.

Dumpster Permit:
Provides permission for a homeowner or resident to temporarily place a dumpster on a city street or sidewalk.  The application and permit fee is $50.

Sidewalk or Street Closure Permit:
Provides permission for a homeowner or resident to temporarily block a city street or sidewalk.  The application and permit fee is $100.