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The Public Works offices and the Transfer Facility will be closed on the following dates.  Curbside collection will not be interrupted, except as indicated.

Friday, January 1   New Year’s Day - Friday Rubbish/recycling will be collected on Saturday, 1/2

Monday, January 18   Martin Luther King Day

Monday, February 15   Presidents’ Day

Monday, April 19   Patriots’ Day

Monday, May 31   Memorial Day

Sunday, July 4    Independence Day

Monday, September 6   Labor Day

Monday, October 11    Indigenous Peoples'  Day

Thursday, November 11   Veterans Day

Thursday, November 25   Thanksgiving Day - Thursday Rubbish/recycling will be collected on Saturday, 11/27

Saturday, December 25   Christmas 

Saturday, January 1, 2022  New Year's Day 


 South Portland Public Works 

929 Highland Ave

South Portland, ME 04106

Phone: 207-767-7635

Monday-Friday, 7am-3:00pm

Department Contacts:

Doug Howard, Director

Melissa Hutchins, Superintendent

Denise Michaud, Administrative Assistant

South Portland Public Works is dedicated to providing a comprehensive variety of services for the welfare and safety of the South Portland community.  We handle tasks such as street and sidewalk maintenance, street sweeping, snow plowing, debris removal from storm basins, and oversight of rubbish and recycling collections.   We operate the city’s transfer facility.  The garage division repairs and maintains our fleet of vehicles and heavy equipment.  Our sign shop is responsible for installation and maintenance of all street signs, traffic signs, linestriping and graffiti removal.

We are here for you.  If you have questions, comments, or requests, please contact us.

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Parking Ban

By ordinance, the City of South Portland maintains a winter parking ban. The ban prohibits parking on all city streets from December 1 to April 1, between 12 midnight and 6am. In the event of inclement weather, parking ban hours may be extended at the City’s discretion. 

The City does not currently provide a designated public parking area for off-street parking.

If your vehicle was parked in violation of the ban and has been towed, please contact the Police Department at 799-5511, ext 8575, for information regarding recovery of the vehicle.

We can’t do it all…  

Following is a list of some issues which might seem to be handled by Public Works, but are actually responded to by other departments or agencies.  You can reach these departments by calling the numbers listed, or by submitting a citizen request form

Broken water main,
missing water main covers,
issues with hydrants

Water District


Street light out

(most street lights, other than private ones, including on wooden telephone poles and metal decorative poles)        

 *Used to be CMP 

we have recently taken this over



Traffic signal/pedestrian crosswalk light malfunctions

*Used to be SP Planning Dept.

we have recently taken this over



Stormwater drainage issues,
missing sewer covers,
sewers backing up into
your home

SP Sewer
Maintenance Dept


Requests to change or add enforceable
road signs or regulations such
as “No Parking” signage, 
speed limit changes, or speed bumps

SP Police


City trees pruning or removal,
mowing of city lands, trash
removal in parks and rec
facilities including the

SP Parks


City Ordinance violations,
street line surveys

SP Code/Planning Dept.