Public Works


​Tropical Storm Ida Recovery

9/13/2021 update:
The Department of Public Works resumes a normal sanitation schedule this week. 
All waste, including yard waste, will be picked according to the usual schedule and disposal policies 

NOTE: Construction debris pickups must be scheduled by 4:30 PM Monday September 13, 2021. 

Comprehensive storm resources, including information about the two new FEMA recovery centers established in Westchester, are available at  

Department Overview

Effective August 16, City Hall is open by appointment only. Please call (914) 654-2130.

The Department of Public Works provides and maintains the City's physical facilities through its various operations bureaus and services:
  • Municipal engineering
  • Traffic engineering
  • Maintenance, repair and construction of sewers and drains
  • Cleaning of streets and highways
  • Collection and disposal of refuse and recyclable materials
  • Maintenance, repair, construction, reconstruction and resurfacing of streets
  • Maintenance of traffic control devices
  • Installation of street lights
  • Maintenance of City-owned trees
  • Removal of ice and snow from public thoroughfares
  • Leaf and yard waste removal and recycling
  • Maintenance of City-owned buildings and structures
  • Maintenance of City vehicles.
The Department is the third element of the City's Emergency Management Response Effort.


Moratorium Period for Permit Applications

During the moratorium period, no work is permitted from November 8th - January 15th on Lincoln Ave, Main St, North Ave, Huguenot St, and Pelham Rd.

No work is permitted City wide from December 1st though January 15th.
No new permits shall be issued during these time periods. Anyone working without a valid permit may be issued a summons.

Emergency work must be approved by the Commissioner of Public Works.

View the City code for more details.
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