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: 

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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

Report an Issue

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national public works week

May 19-25, 2019, is designated as National Public Works Week. Public Works services are vital to the efficient operation of public works systems and programs such as water, sewers, streets and highways, storm water control, and solid waste collection.  The health, safety, and comfort of this community greatly depends on these facilities and services.  Group picture of Public Works employeesGroup picture of Public Works employees