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Public Works Department

Director: Tom Nicholls
Hours: Monday – Friday,  7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Phone: (727) 893-1089
For after-hours water or sewer emergency please call: (727) 582-6177

The Public Works Department consists of 37 full-time employees providing essential services to city residents.

Alert IconFrontier Communications is currently installing a fiber cable network inside the City of Gulfport, Florida. During this time, residents may expect construction in the public right of ways. The majority of the cable infrastructure is underground. Frontier Communications is currently noticing city residents and the construction is expected to be completed within six months.

The City of Gulfport hopes that providing a choice for the consumers will make the city more attractive to residents and businesses that desire an alternative for cable, internet, and phone service. For more information, please contact the City of Gulfport Public Works Department at (727) 893-1089.

Rechargeable Battery Collection
The Gulfport Public Works Department located at the 49th Street Neighborhood Center (1617 49th St. S.) is  an official collection site for rechargeable batteries!
Only batteries weighing 11 lbs. or less, and cellphones (with or without their batteries) are accepted. The Call2Recycle program does not accept wet cell batteries.
Rechargeable Batteries Accepted:
• Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
• Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
• Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
• Nickel Zinc (Ni-Zn)
• Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)
Batteries NOT Accepted:
• Single-use (Alkaline, Lithium etc.)
• non-rechargeable batteries
• Wet cell Ni-Cd
• Wet cell lead acid vehicle batteries
For questions, please call the Public Works Department at 727-893-1089.


 Responsible for maintaining approximately 68 miles of paved and 32 miles of unpaved streets, and providing regular maintenance of roads, curbs, sidewalks, alleys and signage. We trim trees growing into roads or alleys and trim/remove hazardous trees on city right-of-ways.

Clean, maintain, restore and construct the stormwater drainage system; this includes 120,000 feet of drain lines, 211 stormwater inlets, catch basins, culverts and transmission lines, retention/detention ponds and 7 outfalls.

What is Stormwater?

Maintain water mains providing service to approximately 69 miles of water lines, valves, 285 fire hydrants and 347 backflow devices; reading 5,506 meters for billing and conduct water quality inspections.


Maintain and repair sewer lines and maintain and operate the wastewater collection system consisting of 2 lift stations, 714 sewer manholes, 2 miles of force mains, and 105 miles of sewer laterals/mains.

Vehicle Maintenance

Maintain and repair all city vehicles, including 23 police vehicles, 4 fire trucks, 11 sanitation trucks, 5 tractors, 40 heavy-duty vehicles, and one trolley.

Building Maintenance

Provide preventative/remedial building maintenance for approx. 94,000 sq feet of city buildings and coordinate activities of trade contractors performing work.