Public Works

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: 


How can we help you?

For the maintenance issues listed below, call Manatee County Public Works at (941) 708-7497, or report an issue online:

  • Roads, Bridges & Sidewalks: potholes, pavement marking, paving, grading
  • Vegetation: tree/brush blocking view, tree removal, mowing
  • Traffic: signals, signs, speed tables, school flashers, street lights
  • Drainage & Stormwater: flooding, ditch cleaning, canals, roadside drains, curb & gutter, clogged inlets
  • Right-of-Ways: encroachments, roadside shoulder, litter

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Public Works Engineers

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February 16 - 22 is National Engineers Week.  Thank you to Public Works' engineers who are pioneers of progress by designing, constructing and maintaining our roads, bridges and other infrastructure to improve the safety and quality of our community!

Receiving an award


On December 12, 2019, Public Works Director, Chad Butzow presented Field Maintenance Supervisor, Vince Bland, with the ACE coin.  Vince is an 18 year Public Works Department employee who started in a field position and advanced to supervisor of the pipe maintenance crews and street sweeping operations.  He has earned a reputation as a motivated employee, a knowledgeable team member, and an excellent leader.

Vince's commitment to this department and devotion to duty, not only enhances the quality of life for Manatee County citizens, it sets an example for all Manatee County employees.  He continually takes it upon himself to go above and beyond what is asked of him and this has garnered the respect of his staff, peers and those he comes into contact with.  He implements the ACE principles into all of his decisions and makes customer service his top priority.  The ACE coin is awarded to those who have excelled in their field, provided outstanding service and consistently demonstrate accountability, civility and ethics.

Receiving an award


On September 16th, Transit Operations Superintendent, Kevin Sheerin, received recognition for completing the rigorous Florida Public Transportation Association (FPTA) Leadership Development Program, which is designed to enhance leadership skills and problem-solving.  Kevin's Manatee County Government (MCG) service spans more than 20-years, including leadership positions both as Transit Operations Supervisor and since 2016, as Transit Operations Superintendent.

On September 20th, 2019, Public Works Director, Chad Butzow, presented Transit Operations Superintendent, Kevin Sheerin, with Manatee County's Accountability, Civility, and Ethics or ACE coin.  This honor is bestowed upon a select group of MCG employees who consistently exemplify Accountability, Civility and Ethics (ACE) in the performance of their duties.  During the award presentation, Chad commented that "Kevin is a consummate professional, valued friend, and trusted teammate."