Public Works

The City of Portsmouth Public Works Department maintains and operates the physical facilities that support and enhance the lives of the Portsmouth’s residents, businesses, and visitors, including the City’s street network and storm water systems.

*Street Sweeping Notice*

Streets will not be swept on normal trash collection days and for optimal street sweeping, the Department of Public Works requests that vehicles be removed from the streets by 7 a.m. and on-street parking may resume at 4 p.m. For the full Street Sweeping Schedule or for more information, visit or call the Department of Public Works at (757) 393-8666.  

Please note that weather-- rain or other extremes-- and mechanical issues may delay sweeping.