Public Works

About the Department


The City of Marietta Public Works Department provides a quality environment for the City of Marietta and ensures that the City's roadways, streets, drainage and bridge infrastructure are safe, clean and attractive.

The Department operates to provide safe public streets, storm drainage, sanitary sewer and facility maintenance services and efficient city fleet management services in support of operating departments through cost-effective planning, designing, constructing, operating and maintaining of public facilities and physical assets. The Department manages the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of all city-owned public infrastructure.

Downtown Government Campus

Map of Marietta

Divisions within the Public Works Department

  1. Building Inspections

    The Building Inspection division provides building plan review. The Division issues building, electrical, grading, heating and air, and plumbing permits; performs building, electrical, grading, heating and air, and plumbing inspections; and issues certificates of occupancy.

  2. Engineering

    Engineering monitors special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) funds, issues utility, lane/road closure and land disturbance permits, assist citizens in dead tree determination and removal from public property and right-of-way, along with other responsibilities.

  3. Fleet Maintenance

    Marietta's fleet maintenance division maintains more than 600 City vehicles, including police cars, fire equipment, water and power trucks, landscaping equipment and sanitation trucks.

  4. Environmental Services

    The Sanitation Division provides garbage, recycling and yard waste collection to residents of Marietta.

  5. Street Maintenance

    The Streets Division provides street maintenance and drainage system improvements, works on transportation improvement projects, maintains all of the city right-of-way, re-patches pavement and replaces sidewalks and driveways.

  6. Traffic Operations

    The Traffic Operations Division installs and maintains all signalized intersections and signage and markings within the City.