Department of Public Works

1125 Shepard Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518
Phone: (203) 287-2600

Director of Public Works: Craig Cesare

The Public Works Department has a big job making sure the Town-owned buildings, grounds, roads, and property look their best and functions at their best. The responsibilities include tasks such as: 
  • Snow Plowing/Sanding (please click here for the Town's snow policy) 
  • Street Sweeping
  • Replacing Catch Basins
  • Road/Curb Repair
  • Pot Holes
  • Tree Removal
  • Tree Trimming for Town Trees
  • Stormwater Drainage System Cleanout
  • Transfer Station
  • Removing Deceased Animals (on Town property ONLY)
-If a deceased animal is found on your property you must dispose of it on your own. Deceased domestic animals found on your property can be taken care of by Animal Control 230-4080.

Hamden Public Works is NOT responsible for the following streets:

  • Whitney Avenue
  • Dixwell Avenue
  • State Street
  • Arch Street (from Dixwell to Fairview)
-These are State controlled roads. If you have any concerns regarding any of these roads (including pot holes, trees on the road, etc.) please call the State Department of Transportation at 407-0526.
Hamden holds a state leaf composting and brush permit. Both leaves and brush are recycled at the Wintergreen Avenue Transfer Station into usable mulch, available at no cost to residents.

For Public Works' Frequently Asked Questions click HERE.

Additional Links:

Hamden Government Center • 2750 Dixwell Avenue • Hamden, CT 06518 • 203.287.7000