Public Works

DPW Employees

The mission of Public Works is to create a safe and healthy environment through the implementation of infrastructure maintenance and enhancements of parks, roadways, traffic systems, municipal buildings, vehicles/equipment, flood control systems and the collection of solid waste and recyclables.

Public works is now offering permits and passes online!  From Transfer Station passes, to scheduling bulky pick up and ordering replacement trash cans. Simple click on the link below, log in or create a new account to begin.

Department Head

Chris Hayes, Director

Below is the list of citywide holidays that can result in the delay of trash collection. 

  • Christmas Day (12/26/22)
  • New Year's Day (1/02/23)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (1/16/23)
  • Lincoln's Birthday (2/13/23)
  • Washington's Birthday (2/20/23)
  • Good Friday (4/07/23)
  • Memorial Day (5/29/23)
  • Juneteenth Freedom Day (6/19/23)
  • Independence Day (7/4/23)
  • Labor Day (9/4/23)
  • Indigenous People Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving Day

 For more information please contact Hartford 311 at (860) 757-9311.


  • Step1:    Please call to make an appointment before you come.
    • Contact Yadira Baez @ 860-757-9983, who may be reached between 8:00am and 1:00pm. You will be informed how much you owe to collect your property.
  • Step 2:   Prove who you are and pay for storage.
    • At the date and time of appointment, go to

      Department of Public Works, 50 Jennings Rd, Hartford Ct 06120. After entering the door, go up the stairs to the second floor -an employee at the window will collect your payment.

    • Bring with you a valid government issued picture ID that matches the name on the Eviction Execution or the name of the lease.
    • If someone else whose name is not on the lease or Eviction Execution is picking up property for you, you must write a letter authorizing them to collect your items. The letter must be dated, signed and sealed by an active Notary Public.
  • Step 3:   Fees and payments
    • $75.00 plus an additional $5.00 per day storage fee.
    • We do not take cash or personal checks.
    • Fees must be paid with a credit card/debit card, money order or bank/cashier’s check made payable to the City of Hartford.
  • Step 4:   Property pick up.
  • You must have a vehicle big enough to transport ALL property stored in one trip. All stored property MUST be retrieved THE SAME DAY PAYMENT IS MADE NO EXCEPTIONS!  
  • Public Works will NOT help you load. Bring people if you need help.


The Backwater Valve Program separates the inflow and infiltration from your homes footing and foundation drains and roof leader connections to the sanitary sewer system.  The sanitary sewer system is designed to handle sanitary waste only.  By removing outside water sources from the sewer system, the potential of surcharging is reduced considerably during wet weather events.  The removal of these connections is paramount to the reduction of surcharging and flooding events for the future. 

BWV Program

BWV General Maintenance

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Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) or Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) Event Notification

Public Act No. 21-42 entitled “An Act Concerning Revisions to the Sewage Right-ToKnow Statute” requires any sewage treatment plant operator, including The Metropolitan District (MDC), to notify the chief elected official and local public health official of the City of Hartford of any permitted sewage bypass event, Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO), or Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) occurring in the City of Hartford. Information concerning a recent event has been posted to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Sewage Right-to-Know website: a5fd25134d5afdda

The statute also requires the MDC to notify the chief elected official and local public health official of any municipality that may be potentially impacted downstream by a CSO or SSO event. You are advised to check the DEEP’s website after a rainfall event to determine if any of the waterbodies in the area have been affected. The MDC has recently notified the City of Hartford of an CSO or SSO event which will impact or potentially impact waterbodies located within the City of Hartford. For additional information on the CSO or SSO event please utilize the link found above for the DEEP’s Sewage Right-to-Know website.