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Department of Public Works
Department of Public Works

Public Works Services & Contact Information

At Your Service

Leading, integrating and supporting departmental services, the administrative division provides strategic planning and policy formulation, budget administration, human resources management, payroll processing, coordination of legislative issues, and management of information systems.

2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 981-6300, TTY: (510) 981-6903, FAX: (510) 981-6320

Clean & Safe City

Public Works and the community are working together to enhance Berkeley's appearance, protect the environment, and encourage business and property owner compliance with safety regulations. Resident and business refuse collection and composting, disposal of unwanted materials and hazardous waste, and education are provided by the Zero Waste Division. Graffiti abatement, litter control, illegal posting and dumping enforcement are provided by the Streets and Utilities Division to enrich the appearance and condition of the City's neighborhoods and business districts. The Equipment Maintenance Division maintains all City vehicles and equipment including those for the Police and Fire Departments.

Zero Waste (Refuse & Recycling)
1201 Second Street, Berkeley, CA
(510) 981-7270, TTY: (510) 981-6903, FAX: (510) 981-6360







Streets and Utilities
1326 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA
(510) 981-6620, TTY: (510) 981-6903, FAX: (510) 981-6480






Fleet Management
1326 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA
(510) 981-6620, TTY: (510) 981-6903
Greg Ellington, Equipment Superintendent





Ensuring Accessibility

We oversee the City's efforts to comply with federal laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the 1973 Rehabilitation Act (Section 504). The program develops training and resource material and advises City employees and the public about how to integrate people with disabilities into City activities. In addition, this program plans and oversees efforts to eliminate physical and programmatic barriers in the City's facilities and infrastructure for people with disabilities. 

For resources on addressing ADA related issues with private businesses, please see the Disability Compliance page.


Accessibility SignDisability Compliance
1947 Center Street, 4th Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 981-6418, TDD: (510) 981-6347
Dominika Bednarska

Building a Community

Serving citizen needs as effectively and efficiently as possible is our goal in building our community. Needs are identified, planned, designed and managed both proactively and with input from the community. Our innovative approach to service delivery is to work in partnership with Berkeley residents and businesses through coordination, mitigation, and strategic planning. The Engineering Division plans and manages construction contracts to complete improvements to the City's infrastructure: streets, sidewalks, sanitary sewers and storm drain sewers, and utility undergrounding. This division also maintains infrastructure records and provides maps to the public. The division also oversees the construction of new structures such as the Public Safety Building, Animal Shelter, Hills Fire Station, I-80 Bicycle Pedestrian Overpass, and Center Street Garage.

1947 Center Street, 4th Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 981-6400, TTY: (510) 981-6903, FAX: (510) 981-6390


The Transportation Division conducts transportation planning and project implementation, the City's Bike and Pedestrian Plans, management of on-street and off-street parking, including the 3 municipal parking garages, and works on other major projects, such as the redesign of BART Plaza. Traffic engineers manage the City's residential preferential parking (RPP) program, traffic planning, pavement markings and signage, traffic calming, and coordinates projects with other entities, including Caltrans.

1947 Center Street, 4th Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 981-7010, TTY: (510) 981-6903, FAX: (510) 981-7060

Facilities Management

Facilities Management plans and manages improvements to City buildings, and works with the City's engineers to make these structures more seismically safe and accessible to the public. City buildings and other facilities, including park features, parking garages, and senior centers are maintained and cleaned by the Facilities Management group. In addition, this unit oversees City of Berkeley property for lease or sale.

Property Management
2180 Milvia Street, 3rd Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 981-6453, TTY: (510) 981-6903, FAX: (510) 981-6480

Building Maintenance
1326 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 981-6620, TTY: (510) 981-6903

Maintain Our City Infrastructure

Cleaning and repair of streetssidewalks, trails, pathways, curbs, sanitary sewers, and storm drain sewers are coordinated and managed at the Corporation Yard. These efforts promote the efficient functioning of City systems as well as furthering the protection and beautification of our environment. The Electrical Division works to ensure the proper functioning of city streetlights and traffic signals.

Public Works Operations Support
1326 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA
(510) 981-6620, TTY: (510) 981-6903, FAX: (510) 981-6480


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Department of Public Works, 2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
Questions or comments? Email: Phone: (510) 981-6300
(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
TTY: (510) 981-6903