Our Divisions

Denver Public Works is a diverse department that shares one common goal; working to improve the quality of life in Denver.
Engineering Division - whose goal is to ensure that infrastructure in Denver is constructed to standards that will serve the citizens of Denver for many years to come.  

Right of Way Services -  manages most activities associated with public development and use of the City's right-of-way; provides inspection and permits for construction of private and public development projects.

Capital Project Management - responsible for the design and construction management of various streets, alleys, bridges, viaducts, storm and sanitary sewers.

Right of Way Enforcement - issues citations for parking violations, addresses on-and off-street parking violations, private property parking violations, enforces vehicle immobilizations, and supports parking enforcement for special events. 

Policy and Planning - plans and programs changes to the City's multimodal transportation system in conjunction with other City, local, regional, and state agencies.

 Traffic Engineering Services- develops, reviews, evaluates, implements, and supports the design of transportation system improvements. The section collaborates and supports other agencies to provide and implement mobility modifications and improvements.


District Management -  currently there are 145 Special Districts within the City and County of Denver, ranging from City Charter districts to State Statute districts. 

     Safety and Loss Management – is responsible for creating a healthy and safe work environment for employees that establishes a culture driven towards the elimination of unsafe behavior in the workplace

Finance and Administration - provides financial, accounting, and purchasing services, for the General and Internal Service Fund operating divisions of the Public Works Department.

Street Maintenance -  is responsible for repairs and improvements of public streets such as pothole patching, paving and grading of unimproved streets and alleys, curb and gutter repairs, and curb ramps as well maintenance tasks such as street sweeping and snow removal.

 Fleet Management - is responsible for the maintenance, repair, specification, rental, and retirement of more than 1,900 vehicles and pieces of equipment


 Solid Waste Management - is responsible for providing weekly trash collection services, residential recycling and large item collection services, graffiti abatement services for both public and private property, and is home to Keep Denver Beautiful, a Keep America Beautiful affiliate program.

 .    Wastewater Management - maintains more than 1,500 miles of sanitary sewers and 550 miles of storm drainage facilities.

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