Street Operations

The Street Operations Division is responsible for the daily maintenance and repair of the City’s:
  • Alleys
  • Parking lots
  • Parkway trees
  • Public buildings and grounds and related mechanical systems
  • River levee maintenance
  • Storm water collection system
  • Street lighting system
  • Street signs
  • Streets
  • Traffic signals
The Operations Division also maintains the City’s fleet of vehicles and equipment, fills potholes, sweeps roadways, mows all city-owned properties, maintains planters, seasonal banners, and holiday decorations in the Central Business District, and responds to emergency situations when road closures are required. Contact us to arrange a visit of the Street Operations Division facilities for your school or daycare class.

Seasonal Spotlight

Parkway Tree Planting

During this spring planting season, the City of DeKalb's Department of Public Works would like to remind residents of the City of DeKalb's parkway tree planting policies.  In order to ensure safe, desirable tree plantings and avoid damage to any public utilities, residents are required to complete a Tree Planting Application prior to planting in the City right-of-way. Applications are available here or call (815) 748-2040.

Always remember to call J.U.L.I.E. (Joint Underground Locating In Excavation) before digging. Call 811 or visit JULIE.  
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