APWA Accredited Agency LogoWelcome to Public Works

The Public Works Department provides a range of services that are integral to our community's life every day. Our mission is to provide quality services to the Berkeley community with pride, courtesy, and commitment. Developing and offering efficient, cost effective services, in partnership with our residents and businesses, will help us achieve our vision to make Berkeley a leading city in the country in providing outstanding public works services.

Working Towards Our Vision

Cooperation, integrity, commitment, respect, accountability, and reliability are our values.  We put Berkeley first: Community well being is our reason for being.

Did You Know?

The Public Works Department is responsible for maintaining 216 miles of streets, 520 miles of sewer mains and laterals, 300 miles of sidewalk and pathways, 7,000 streetlights, 6,000 storm drain sewer facilities, 3,000 parking meters, 643 vehicles and equipment, and over 1 million SF of public building space. Each year: