Public Works


 City of Oklahoma City

Public Works maintains the City's infrastructure, streets, bridges, drainage and traffic control facilities. The department reviews and issues construction related permits, works with engineers and contractors on capital improvement projects and improvements to City properties.

Our Mission:
The mission of the Public Works Department is to provide infrastructure construction and maintenance, private construction review and inspection, and emergency first response services to the public so they can live, work and play in a safe and functional environment.

Sidewalk Repair and Replacement Program
click above for program info

Is your Street a Private or Public Road?

It may sound odd, but when purchasing a new home it is your duty to find out who is responsible for maintaining the surrounding streets. There are more than 500 miles of privately owned and maintained roads in OKC and not all of them are clearly marked or located behind a gated entrance. Private road maintenance and upkeep is solely the responsibility of the neighbors adjoining the private streets. City crews are not allowed to fill potholes or even clear snow away from them. You can also check the street marker: public streets have a green background with white lettering while the private streets have a white background with black lettering. Remember, it is your responsibility as a homeowner to do the research and to be well informed.

Click here to find out if your street is public or private.

Department of Public Works
420 W. Main

Eric J Wenger, Director



Main Public Works Department (405) 297-2581  
Pothole Hotline (405) 631-1111 ( mobile phone *OKC) 
Adopt A City Street Program (405) 297-1797  

Fax #

Administration (405) 297-2581 (405) 297-5901
Field Services (405) 297-3571 (405) 682-7067
Inspection Services

(405) 297-2948

(405) 297-2008
Storm Water Quality (405) 297-1774 (405) 297-1770
Household Hazardous Waste (405) 682-7037 (405) 682-7039
Street Maintenance (405) 680-5808 (405) 682-7026
Traffic Management (405) 297-2531 (405) 297-3365
Traffic Operations (405) 297-2648 (405) 297-2081


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