About Public Service

Contact Info Department of Public Service
50 W. Gay Street
Columbus, OH 43215-9005
Office :  (614) 645-8290 
Fax :  (614) 645-7805
Email : Contact Information

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(614) 645-3111

More than 800 Employees of the Columbus Department of Public Service provide a variety of basic services that maintain and improve City of Columbus residents' traveling safety, quality of life and supports the economic development of the city.

About Public Service

Public Service Annual Report

The Department of Public Service:

  • Maintains nearly 6,400 lane miles of roadways, including 223 bridges, in the city of Columbus
  • Designs and constructs roadway improvements, including street resurfacing projects
  • Collects Refuse more than 334,000 households every week
  • Through a contract with Rumpke, collects yard waste  and residential recycling from 201,000 single-family households and eligible condominium and apartment complexes
  • During the winter, plows and treats city of Columbus streets (The Ohio Department of Transportation plows and treats I-70, I-71, I-670 and I-270)
  • Repairs potholes , fixing 208,740 in 2014.
  • Designs and builds or installs, when and where feasible, facilities to make Columbus a more pedestrian and bicycle-friendly city
  • Installs and maintains street signs and traffic signals
  • Designs and constructs or installs traffic calming measures to make neighborhoods safer for pedestrians and bicyclists
  • Oversees construction of Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant wheelchair curb ramps
  • Installs, maintains and enforces more than 4,700 public parking meters
  • Manages Keep Columbus Beautiful , which works with neighborhood, church, business and other groups to conduct litter cleanups and promotes recycling and community beautification
  • Provides road-closure and detour information though the Paving the Way  web site

Meet Our Director
DPS Table of Organization