Public Works

Burlington Public Works provides service to the citizens of Burlington in a variety of ways.


Under the direction of the Public Works Director, the Administration Division is responsible for overseeing all of Public Works divisional operations.

Public Works

Engineering Division

The Engineering Division designs, reviews, and inspects the majority of City infrastructure projects. They are also responsible for review of development site plans and managing the use of City right-of-way.

Property Maintenance Division

The Property Maintenance Division provides general building maintenance to all City buildings. This includes oversight of most riverfront maintenance including boat dock installation and ramp maintenance. Property Maintenance is also responsible for City parking lots, City building sidewalks and parks road system snow removal, along with traffic signals and street lighting maintenance and repair activities.

Public Transit Division (Burlington Urban Service)

The Transit Division, BUS, operates a fixed and demand response transit system also equipped for para-transit passengers providing service Monday thru Saturday. We have annual, semiannual and monthly and half-month passes along with cash or tokens for single rides. Children under age 5, accompanied with an adult, are free.

Street & Sewer Division

The combined Streets and Sewer Division stays busy maintaining and cleaning streets, providing snow removal, maintaining sanitary, storm and combination sewer system and maintaining the City Street Sign Program. Maintaining the street system consists of patching potholes, spot pavement repairs, crack sealing street cracks, maintaining all street signage, annually painting and striping streets along with street cleaning 4 to 6 times annually. Sewer maintenance consists of jetting or cleaning sewers, televising problem areas, vac cleaning combination-storm sewer inlets and making spot repairs to the sewer system including manholes and inlets.

Vehicle Maintenance Division

The Vehicle Maintenance Division provides vehicle maintenance for over 200 City vehicles. They also oversee a governmental central fueling station at the Public Works Facility.