Public Works


The Department of Public Works consists of three divisions that provide and maintain key public infrastructure and services for the citizens of Portage:

Streets Maintenance Division

This division provides quality 24-hour maintenance services of all public streets within the City of Portage. Maintenance functions include:

  • Annual Pavement Marking Applications
  • Asphalt Resurfacing Projects
  • Curb and Gutter Repairs
  • Minor Street Repairs
  • Right-of-Way Tree Maintenance
  • Sidewalk Repairs
  • Sign Repairs
  • Snow Removal Operations

Parks Maintenance Division

This division provides ongoing care of the substantial assets that are our parks and recreation grounds. Maintenance functions are provided to 17 individual city park properties and an outstanding system of paved trails and bikeways that connect parks, schools, neighborhoods, shopping areas and other points of interest.

Fleet & Facilities Maintenance Division

This division purchases and maintains all city-owned vehicles and equipment in addition to maintenance of the Public Works Facility and grounds.