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 mike.dunbar@accgov.com 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 www.accgov.com/stormwater. 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 stormwater@accgov.com.

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