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2018 HOLIDAY CLOSINGS

The Public Works offices and the Transfer Facility will be closed on the following dates.  Curbside collection will not be interrupted, except as indicated.

Monday, January 1   New Year’s Day

Monday, January 15   Martin Luther King Day

Monday, February 19   Presidents’ Day

Monday, April 16   Patriots’ Day

Monday, May 28   Memorial Day

Wednesday, July 4    Independence Day - Wednesday Rubbish/recycling TBA

Monday, September 3   Labor Day

Monday, October 8    Columbus Day

Friday, November 12   Veterans Day

Thursday, November 22   Thanksgiving Day - Thursday Rubbish/recycling TBA

Tueday, December 25   Christmas - Tuesday Rubbish/recycling TBA

Tuesday, January 1, 2019  New Year's Day - Tuesday Rubbish/recycling TBA

929 Highland Ave, PO Box 9422

South Portland, ME 04106

Phone: 207-767-7635

publicworks@southportland.org

Monday-Friday, 7am-3:30pm

Department Contacts:

Doug Howard, Director

Kevin Ishihara, Superintendent

Denise Michaud, Administrative Assistant


South Portland Public Works is dedicated to providing a comprehensive variety of services for the welfare and safety of the South Portland community.  We handle tasks such as street and sidewalk maintenance, street sweeping, snow plowing, debris removal from storm basins, and oversight of rubbish and recycling collections.   We operate the city’s transfer facility.  The garage division repairs and maintains our fleet of vehicles and heavy equipment.  Our sign shop is responsible for installation and maintenance of all street signs, traffic signs, linestriping and graffiti removal.

We are here for you.  If you have questions, comments, or requests, please contact us.

Follow South Portland Public Works on Facebook to receive up-to-the-minute information on road conditions, weather-related cancellations, and other SPPW-related news. 


Parking Ban

By ordinance, the City of South Portland maintains a winter parking ban. The ban prohibits parking on all city streets from December 1 to April 1, between 12 midnight and 6am. In the event of inclement weather, parking ban hours may be extended at the City’s discretion. 

The City does not currently provide a designated public parking area for off-street parking.

If your vehicle was parked in violation of the ban and has been towed, please contact the Police Department at 799-5511, ext 8575, for information regarding recovery of the vehicle.


We can’t do it all…  

Following is a list of some issues which might seem to be handled by Public Works, but are actually responded to by other departments or agencies.  You can reach these departments by calling the numbers listed, or by submitting a citizen request form

Broken water main,
missing water main covers,
issues with hydrants

Portland
Water District

207-774-5961

Street light out (wooden telephone
poles, telephone pole broken,
power lines down

Central
Maine Power

800-696-1000

Street light out (metal
decorative poles in parks
and various neighborhoods 

 SP Planning Dept.

207-767-7603 

Traffic signal/pedestrian crosswalk light malfunctions

SP Planning Dept.

207-767-7603

Stormwater drainage issues,
missing sewer covers,
sewers backing up into
your home

SP Sewer
Maintenance Dept

207-767-7675

Requests to change or add enforceable
road signs or regulations such
as “No Parking” signage or
speed limit changes or speed bumps

SP Police
Dept.

207-799-5511

City trees pruning or removal,
mowing of city lands, trash
removal in parks and rec
facilities including the
Greenbelt

SP Parks
Dept.

207-767-7670

City Ordinance violations,
street line surveys

SP Planning Dept.

207-767-7603