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About the DPW

The Department of Public Works (DPW) maintains the City’s infrastructure and guarantees a clean and safe environment for all.  DPW administers and oversees the City’s lights and electrical lines, streets and public ways, city-wide vehicle fleet including Police, DPW and all City departments, refuse removal, environmental improvement programs, public buildings and grounds, parks and playgrounds, snow removal, open spaces, and school custodial services. The DPW Administration team oversees all personnel and financial matters related to the department.

2021/2022 Winter Moratorium for Construction in Public Ways

All "non-emergency" & "non-priority" work will be prohibited for roadway/sidewalk opening or occupancy during from November 22, 2021 to April 1, 2022 (weather dependent).

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Contact Information
Jill Lathan
DPW Commissioner

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


(617-666-3311 outside of the City)

Fax Number

1 Franey Rd.
Somerville, MA 02145
United States

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Programs & Initiatives

Electronic Waste Recycling Program
It's easy for Somerville residents and businesses to recycle electronic waste responsibly.

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