Public Works Department

City crews perform graffiti abatement in Modesto.
A City employee performing maintenance on a MAX bus.
On September 17, 2014, United Cerebral Palsy of Stanislaus County received a 2014 Business Recycling Award from the City of Modesto for their ongoing efforts in supporting a "green" community.
City crews repair a stretch of road in Modesto.
Traffic Electrical crews rebuilding the Ronald HVC structure for street light illumination on October 21, 2014.
Traffic Electrical crews rebuilding the Ronald HVC structure for street light illumination on October 21, 2014.
On October 22, 2014, City employee Bruce Webber performs inspection on abutment wall for the State Route 99/Pelandale Avenue Interchange Reconstruction Project.
City of Modesto’s Parks Division: Working hard to keep parks safe and clean for your enjoyment.
MoBand concerts go "green"

Important information for storm-related issues:

  • For life-threatening emergencies or structural damage, dial 9-1-1
  • To report City tree emergencies, call (209) 342-2249
  • To report street flooding, call (209) 577-6200
  • To report traffic signal and/or street light outages, call (209) 342-2297
  • For clogged storm drains, call (209) 577-6287 or (209) 577-6200
  • Sandbags are available FREE to City of Modesto residents at the City of Modesto Corporation Yard, located at 501 N. Jefferson Street, 24 hours per day
  • For downed power lines and electrical outages, call MID at (209) 526-8222 or (888) 997-8222 toll-free.


Welcome to City of Modesto, Department of Public Works!

The Public Works Department provides maintenance services for airport, streets, trees, traffic control systems, parks, City buildings, City Parking, City vehicles, City Trees, graffiti removal, Garbage and Recycling; Green Waste Collection, Traffic Engineering and Operations, and public transit.

The mission of the Public Works Department is to design, construct, operate and maintain public infrastructure efficiently and effectively in order to protect public safety, and enhance the quality of community life. One of our main goals is to be accessible to our customers.

We hope that this webpage and the associated links below will provide easy accessibility to our customers.

Department Head

Bill Sandhu
Acting Public Works Director

Email Director of Public Works with General Questions


Contact Us

PW Administration
1010 10th Street
Modesto, CA 95354
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