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RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS

If you need assistance with water, sewer, garbage, recycling, change of service, discontinuation of service, or bill payments, PLEASE CALL 792-8811 ext. 4999. The Manatee County Utilities Department can assist you in these matters.

Manatee County Public Works Department provides many of the basic services that affect the daily lives of everyone who lives, works, and plays in unincorporated Manatee County. Primarily, the department is responsible for the administration, planning, engineering, maintenance, and construction management of the County’s infrastructure.

 

The responsibilities of the Public Works Department are distributed among three business centers: Engineering Services, Field Operations Services, and Traffic Management. To learn more, be sure to visit our division pages or call us at (941) 708-7480.
 

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Administration

Administration

Public Works Director Ron Schulhofer oversees the department’s 260-plus employees who are committed to maintaining professional and high-quality standards. The staff of Public Works manages important community efforts in the areas of: Stormwater, Traffic and Infrastructure Engineering, Transportation Systems Management/Modeling, Project Management, Infrastructure Inspections, Field Maintenance, Traffic Operations and Fleet Maintenance, and more read on Administration

Engineering Services

Engineering Services

The Engineering Services business center is responsible for designing, modeling, engineering, and managing projects related to improvements to County infrastructure. Among other duties, the engineering staff is responsible for overseeing the County’s Capital Improvement Program, Infrastructure Projects from design all the way through to managing construction. read on Engineering Services

Field Operations

Field Operations

Field Operations takes care of the infrastructure Manatee County already owns. In other words, this business center maintains public roads, bridges, sidewalks, and drainage features. Additional responsibilities include maintaining the County’s vehicle and equipment fleet as well as the distribution of Fuel. read on Field Operations

Traffic Management

Traffic Management

This business center includes transportation development review, traffic modeling and data functions, concurrency reservations (sanitary sewer, solid waste, potable water, schools and traffic), traffic engineering and design, regional Traffic Management Center operations, and maintenance for all traffic control devices in the county. These functions are conducted through the following divisions; Transportation Planning, Traffic Design, Traffic Management Center (TMC), and Traffic Operations. read on Traffic Management

To relieve traffic congestion along University Parkway and Interstate 75, the Florida Department of Transportation has begun construction on a diverging diamond interchange. The diverging diamond interchange (DDI) will straddle the Manatee and Sarasota county lines along University Parkway. Construction could begin in the fall of 2014. The DDI will be the first in the state of Florida.

Frequently Requested Information

Report Roadway & Traffic Issues

Report Roadway & Traffic Issues

Commonly requested information regarding roadways such ask, closures, roadway repairs, paving questions, etc. read on

Flooding & Stormwater

Flooding & Stormwater

Commonly requested information regarding stormwater. read on

Sidewalks

Sidewalks

Information regarding how to request a new sidewalk or repair an existing one. read on

What is ATMS?

What is ATMS?

The Advanced Traffic Management System is an Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) process that employs a variety of technology; including traffic detectors, monitoring cameras, and communication systems which will monitor traffic, optimize traffic signal timing, ... read on

Reclaimed Water

Reclaimed Water

Commonly requested information regarding reclaimed water. read on

Public Works Assessments

Public Works Assessments

Assessments, which are part of the Project Management Division, are programs where the residents pay for improvements via their tax bills. These programs include reclaimed water, road paving, sewer, and street lighting. For more information click on the below ... read on

Capital Improvement Projects

Capital Improvement Projects

Public Works is responsible for Water, Wastewater, Solid Waste and Transportation Capital Improvements Projects.

Capital improvements refer to major investments in the County's infrastructure that are expected to last many years. These are the projects ... read on

Public Works Download Center

Public Works Download Center

This page is a compilation of the forms and documents we at Public Works use most often. If the form you are looking for is not here, please call us at (941) 708-7450. Additionally you can find some helpful links to other websites which are commonly refereed to by ... read on

Complete Streets

Complete Streets

Manatee County, in partnership with the Manatee County Health Department (MCHD), is in the process of developing a countywide Complete Streets policy. The policy guidelines and recommendations will be presented in the form of amendments to the County’s ... read on