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Larry Rowley

 PHONE: (508) 580-7135

EMAIL: dpw@cobma.us

Brockton City Hall
45 School Street
Brockton, Mass.  02301


8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

News and Announcements

  • Yard Waste Pick-up - Yard waste began again on March 23, 2015. Please refer to our Yard Waste Guidelines for important information about the types of materials that are considered yard waste and how to prepare them for collection.

  • Paint Disposal - The Recycle Depot (300 Oak Hill Way) is accepting latex and oil paints, paint thinners, and solvents now through October 31 (some fees apply). See the Depot pamphlet for more information.

  • Street Opening Permits - Applications for Street Opening Permits opened on April 15.  Please refer to our Street Opening Permit Requirements for helpful information.   Please note: ONLY CONTRACTORS LICENSED WITH THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT MAY PERFORM STREET OPENING WORK, INCLUDING DRIVEWAY CUTS, IN THE CITY OF BROCKTON. Please refer to our list of licensed contractors (updated periodically) to check on the license status of a contractor.

  • Irrigation Meters - The DPW now offers irrigation meters exclusively for outside water use. Water billed through an irrigation meter is not subject to the sewer charge or to minimum usage requirements. To apply for an irrigation permit, bring your completed application, plumbing plan produced by a MA licensed plumber, and payment to the Utilities office at 39 Montauk Rd. Please review all rules and regulations on the second page of the application before completing the form.

The Department of Public Works is tasked with maintaining the City’s streets and water and sewer systems to keep the public infrastructure safe and operational for the residents of Brockton. In service of this mission, the DPW administers the delivery of drinking water, manages the safe disposal of sewerage, clears, fixes and rebuilds roads, maintains street trees and street signs, manages land and utility maps and records, oversees the allocation of state funds for infrastructure projects, and serves as the contact for reporting related to state and federal funding for natural disasters. The DPW also coordinates the City’s trash pick-up, monitors illegal dumping, runs the Recycle Depot located at 300 Oak Hill Way, and organizes Keep Brockton Beautiful Day, an annual neighborhood clean-up held each spring.  

The DPW is working for the residents of Brockton all year round.  To report a non-emergency public works-related problem, such as a street lamp outage, pothole or downed street sign, please submit a service request using our online system.  Our staff responds to non-emergency requests during regular business hours.

Please visit our Division pages for contact and other information relevant to specific DPW functions in each of our four Divisions: Engineering, Highway, Trash/Recycling, and Water/Sewer. If you cannot find the answer to a question on our website, representatives in each Division are available to assist you Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm. 

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