Public Works

Registration Now Open for Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Center Programming

The City of Cleveland’s Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Centers are now offering expanded programming at all centers. Register online at Some class sizes may be limited and early registration is advised. All programs are free.


  • Traffic Advisory: Pipeline Infrastructure Improvements Update - Deveny Avenue

    On Monday, February 13, 2023, Dominion Energy Ohio’s gas pipeline infrastructure replacement project will begin in parts of Ward 12. The project is scheduled for completion in April 2023. Streets impacted include Rathbun Avenue, Deveny Avenue, East 72 Street, and East 73 Street.

  • Traffic Advisory: Euclid Stormwater Control Slope Stabilization Project

    Beginning the week of January 9, 2023, weather permitting, the City of Cleveland will begin a stormwater control/slope stabilization project on Euclid Avenue near 17914 Euclid Avenue. A portion of the roadway will be closed and one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction. A complete closure is not expected to occur.

  • Traffic Advisory: Pipeline Infrastructure Improvements Update - Hiller Avenue

    On Tuesday, January 3, 2023, Dominion Energy Ohio’s gas pipeline infrastructure replacement project will begin on Hiller Avenue from East 185th Street to Lakeshore Boulevard.

  • Cleveland Tree Damaged Sidewalk Program Begins the Week of December 19, 2022

    During the week of December 19, 2022, the City will begin sidewalk repair work, on various streets throughout the City, as part of Tree Damaged Sidewalk (TDS) Program. Each location where the program will be implemented will receive notification of the work by placing door hangers before the work is scheduled to begin.

  • Traffic Advisory: Buckeye Road Rehabilitation Project

    On Monday, August 15, 2022, the City will begin Phase 2 of the construction of the Buckeye Road Rehabilitation Project from Shaker Boulevard to South Moreland Boulevard (1.4 miles). The change will consist of shifting travel lanes to the south side of the road and moving the work zone to the north side.

  • Parade Permit Applications

    Any person or entity planning to hold a parade on the streets of Cleveland must obtain a permit as required by Cleveland Codified Ordinance § 411.05 by completing an application and filing it with the Office of Special Events & Marketing.

  • Monthly Keycard Payments for City Parking Lots Can Now be Done Online

    Monthly Keycard payments can be paid online for parking at the Gateway East Garage, Lakefront Municipal Parking, and Willard Park Garage. There is a convenience fee associated. 

  • League Park's Baseball Heritage Museum Gift Shop Offers Cleveland Baseball Souvenirs

    Professional Cleveland sports teams had their start at historic League Park. It's now home to the Baseball Heritage Museum, which offers keepsakes including mugs, t-shirts, baseballs, and League Park History DVD's, all at reasonable prices.

  • About the Automated Waste Collection Program

    The automated waste-collection program is significantly efficient and user-friendly, and allows items to be collected curbside.Through this program, residents receive sturdy carts for trash collection which can be wheeled to the curb. The program also allows Clevelanders to dispose of yard waste including grass clippings and branches.

  • Mass Notification System Provides Critical Information to Clevelanders, Visitors

    The City of Cleveland has announced the launch of a mass notification system that will provide critical emergency and non-emergency alerts to residents and visitors. The City encourages all residents, visitors, and businesses to sign up for the system known as CodeRED.

  • City Recreation Volunteer Openings Available Year-Round

    The Division of Recreation is seeking volunteers. Recreation center volunteers enrich the community in several areas including the arts, sports, education, and mentoring. These generous individuals are from diverse backgrounds and include people of all ages from recent graduates seeking practical experience, to retirees with spare time to share. 

About the Department of Public Works

The recent consolidation of the former departments of Public Service and Parks, Recreation & Properties in order to form the Department of Public Works improves service, efficiency, and reduces redundancy through the sharing of equipment and personnel.

This is the City’s 3rd largest department with over 1,100 dedicated employees serving Cleveland.

Public Works is responsible for core services. Annually the department picks up approximately 156,000 tons of waste, uses 70,000 tons of salt for snow, paints over 7,000 crosswalks, and provides over 49,000 vacant property service visits. The department also maintains city parks and parking lots, and provides leisure opportunities to residents.

The department's goals are threefold:

  • Provide consistent, quality service; maintain clean neighborhoods and safe streets and sidewalks for pedestrians, motorists, and visitors.
  • Use a sustainable and proactive approach to provide services and recreational activities in order to maintain quality of life for Cleveland residents and visitors.
  • Operate and maintain clean, accessible, vibrant public space for exploration, relaxation, and exercise, while connecting culturally diverse venues of sports, entertainment, and educational experiences.