Public Works

The Public Works Department promotes and impacts your quality of life every day through:  solid waste collection, travel within the City, public transportation, sanitary and storm sewers, water distribution, protection of City assets and public improvements.  This department is responsible for the operations of the following divisions:

Office Hours and Location
26 Howard Street
DPW Complex
Monday through Friday
7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Contact Info
Rich DuPilka, Commissioner of Public Works
rdupilka@cityofpoughkeepsie.com
845-451-4111 Office
845-451-4103 Fax

After Hours Emergency Contact
(sewer backup, water leak, flooding, etc.)
Monday –Friday: 4:00pm -7:00am | Weekends: All Hours
(845) 451-4000 – CPPD Front Desk

Administration and Permits Division
The Administration Division provides a Work Center for basic customer complaint service and administers four (4) important permitting programs for Excavating in the Public Right-of-Way, Underground City Utilities Mark-outs, Temporary Dumpster Placements, and Temporary Sidewalk or Street Closures.

Work Center: The Work Center handles most incoming calls.  In addition to requests for information and trouble calls from city staff, the work center logs almost 2,000 service requests from the public each year.  These requests for service are directed to anyone of the Public Works Divisions or Subdivisions:  Water, Sewer, Storm, City Electric, Buildings and Grounds, Urban Trees, Street Maintenance, Sign Shop, Sanitation, and Enforcement.  The DPW Work Center also coordinates emergency requests for city underground utilities mark-outs during regular working hours.

Office Hours and Location
26 Howard Street
Administration Office
Monday through Friday
7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Contact Info
845-451-4111 Dispatcher
845-451-4103 Fax

Administration and Permits
Processes for payment over 4,800 invoices annually.  Collectspermit fees and Transfer Station revenue.

Excavation Permit:  Provides permission to excavate in the public right-of way; commonly called a street opening. Doing work on city property requires proof of liability and workers compensation insurance.  The fee for a street opening depends on the age of the pavement and requires a security deposit.

Utility Mark-outs:  Notifications of upcoming excavations in the city are transmitted to the Department of Public Works via the Underground Facilities Protection Organization (UFPO).  The department requires the UFPO No. on the Excavation Permit Application.

Dumpster Permit:  Provides permission for a homeowner or resident to temporarily place a dumpster on a city street or sidewalk.  The application and permit fee is $50.

Sidewalk or Street Closure Permit:  Provides permission for a homeowner or resident to temporarily block a city street or sidewalk.  The application and permit fee is $100.

For more information about any of the permits listed above, please visit the Downloads page.

Office Hours and Location
26 Howard Street
Monday through Friday
7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Contact Info
Felicia Griffin
fgriffin@cityofpoughkeepsie.com
845-451-4110
845-451-4103