Multnomah County Public Works

Find Multnomah County Oregon departments of public works or DPW. Public works departments provide information on public projects, maintenance of parks, buildings, roads, highways, bridges, tunnels, traffic signals, snow removal, public utilities, water treatment and sewage.


Fairview Public Works 1300 Northeast Village Street Fairview OR 97024 503-665-9320


Wood Village Public Works 2055 Northeast 238th Drive Wood Village OR 97060 503-667-6211

About Multnomah County Public Works

Multnomah County Public Works Departments (DPW) are Oregon State, Multnomah County or local government operations primarily responsible for maintaining and improving the public infrastructure and public properties, and often providing utility services in Multnomah County, OR. The Department of Public Works is often organized in divisions based on different physical asset types, such as roads and highways, parks and recreation facilities, and public buildings, or by service area, such as sanitation, water, and sanitary sewer. Additional Multnomah County DPW Offices may be established to provide internal services to the department, such as fleet maintenance and engineering services.

You may contact the Department of Public Works for questions about:
  • Multnomah County Public Works programs and projects
  • Public Works Commissions in Multnomah County, Oregon
  • Roads, Bridges and Highways
  • Multnomah County Public Utilities
  • Public Works jobs and employment
Multnomah County Road, Bridge & Highway Maintenance

The Multnomah County Public Works Administration is responsible for maintenance of roads and highways, maintaining street surfaces through pavement overlay, crack sealing, pothole repair, and curbs. Stormwater drainage is provided through a network of gutters, catch basins, drain inlets, underground culverts, and open channels. Multnomah County street sweeping, traffic and pedestrian signals, street signs, public parking areas, and streetlight maintenance are also provided by the Multnomah County DPW. During inclement weather, Public Works Departments in Multnomah County keep roads and highways clear of snow, ice and other obstructions.

Parks & Recreation Facilities Maintenance

Public Works Departments often have divisions responsible for Multnomah County public buildings, parks and recreation facilities. Maintenance activities carried out by a combination of Multnomah County Public Works employees and outside contractors.

Multnomah County Engineering Dept

Multnomah County Engineering Departments design and monitor the construction of streets, sidewalks, bridges, and drainage structures, and ensure public improvement standards are met. They may also provide design services for construction and improvements of Multnomah County public buildings or landscape design for parks and recreation areas.

Sanitation & Recycling Programs

Multnomah County Public Works Departments may provide sanitation services such as garbage and recycling collection, leaf and yard waste collection and disposal services. Multnomah County Public Works Administration may operate water treatment facilities and water distribution systems. They may also operate Multnomah County wastewater treatment facilities and the sanitary sewer system that collects wastewater from customers.