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Public Works

Our goal in Public Works is to be customer-driven to provide excellent service to benefit the public by maintaining and improving the City ROW infrastructure for the benefit of all who use it. Public Works strives to manage this system with the best quality of service.

The Public Works Department manages a wide range of responsibilities throughout the City of Rockford.  The department is comprised of three divisions that assist in the maintence and enhancement of the City infrastructure:


Engineering Division

  • Capital Improvement Program
    • Major Projects
  • Stormwater
  • Traffic Engineering
    • Right-of-Way Permits
    • Parking
  • Special Events

Street Division

  • Forestry
  • Snow and Ice
  • Potholes/Street Sweeping

Water Division

  • Water Quality
  • Environmental Lab Services
  • Hydrant Flushing


Please visit their individual pages (found in the navigation menu) for more information. For any Public Works questions or concerns, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page found in the navigation menu, or contact the Public Works Department at (779) 348-7300.

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