Transportation & Public Works Department

The Public Works Office at 120 W Dougherty Street is open to the public from 8:00 - 5:00 M-F through the entrance at the rear of the building. 

All visitors will be required to wear a mask or face covering in order to enter the building. Masks and hand sanitizer are available if needed.

Permit applications can be submitted via e-mail or dropped off on the table inside the door.

The Planning and Building Inspections offices are only open to on-site customers from 8:00 - 12:00 noon through the main entrance on W. Dougherty Street. A drop box is available outside the front door for after hours submissions.

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TRAFFIC: For lane closures, please contact Mike Dunbar at or 762-400-7837.

STREETS & DRAINAGE: To report potholes, drainage issues, or a dead animal in the roadway, call 706-613-3465.

STORMWATER: No in-person payments will be accepted. To make a credit card payment, please use the online service at To pay by check or money order, please use the drop box locations at the Water Business Office, 124 E Hancock Ave. Please contact billing staff for questions at

We apologize for any inconvenience. These measures are being taken to ensure the safety of both the public and our employees by following Athens-Clarke County policy and CDC Safe Distancing guidelines.

 Our Mission

Our staff is committed to ensuring a high quality of life for current and future generations living in Athens-Clarke County by providing safe and efficient:

  • Roadways, bikeways, and walkways
  • Traffic control and guidance systems
  • Public stormwater collection and conveyance systems

For more information about each of our divisions please visit:

Engineering Division

Stormwater Management Division

Streets and Drainage Division

Traffic Engineering Division

Public Works Projects