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11/16/2015 - 11.16.15 Howard County Department of Public Works to host second round of public meetings on watershed assessment study READ MORE
11/10/2015 - 11.10.15 Howard Street sidewalk improvement project to begin READ MORE
11/9/2015 - 11.9.15 Howard County Department of Public Works to host public meeting on proposed 9335 Old Scaggsville Road demolition READ MORE
11/3/2015 - 11.3.15 Stansfield Road drainage improvement project underway READ MORE
11/2/2015 - 11.2.15 Longridge Knolls storm water pond repair project to begin READ MORE
10/26/2015 - 10.26.15 Howard County asks residents for help in keeping storm drains clear of leaves and debris READ MORE
10/16/2015 - 10.16.15 Howard County Department of Public Works ash tree removal underway READ MORE
10/15/2015 - 10.15.15 Howard County Department of Public Works to host public meeting on U.S. Route 1 sidewalk READ MORE
10/1/2015 - 10.1.15 Howard County Project to Repair Stormwater Pond READ MORE
9/25/2015 - 09.25.15 Howard County project to improve road crossing READ MORE

Department of Public Works

Vision Statement:


Advancing the quality of life for our community by providing an exceptional level of public service. 


Director's Office 

Employees coordinate the daily administrative functions, customer service, the capital improvement program and real estate services such as developers' agreements and Metropolitan District incorporations.

Bureau of Engineering  

Employees design the county's capital projects, implement state and federal traffic control regulations, and ensure that public works projects are constructed according to standards and specifications.

Bureau of Environmental Services  

Employees operate the county landfill, implement and manage recycling programs, oversee residential trash collections, and administer storm water management.

Bureau of Facilities  

Employees maintain all county-owned buildings and supporting generators from routine repairs to complex renovations. Facilities’ engineering staff design and follow through on capital projects till completion.

Bureau of Highways  

Employees maintain county-owned roadways, bridges and drainage facilities. They repair potholes, remove snow, unclog pipes, plant trees, mow rights of way, erect guardrails, replace curbs, fix traffic signals, and install street name signs.

Bureau of Utilities  

Employees provide clean drinking water, fire protection, sanitary sewer service for homes and businesses within the Metropolitan District, provide sewage treatment, and implement programs for water quality and resource conservation.