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.

In an effort to improve the sanitary sewer system and the related environment, the City of Gulfport Public Works Department announces that sewer system smoke testing will be conducted on Monday, May 18, 2020 for approximately two weeks. The purpose of this cost effective maintenance program is to find cracks, breaks, and other issues with sewer lines in the City’s system that need to be repaired and improved. The smoke testing is part of our continuing effort to provide a safe, economical, efficient and environmentally sound sewer system. The smoke used for this test is manufactured for this purpose and leaves no residuals or stains and has no effect on plants and animals. Door hangers will be placed on every home and business prior to any work being conducted. For more information, please contact the City of Gulfport Customer Service Utilities Department at (727) 893-1016.

Smoke Testing FAQ’s

Household Electronics & Chemical Collection Schedule

Mobile Collection Schedule


 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.

We are proud of the approximately 850 tons of materials that have been recycled in 2018. These materials include newspaper, mixed paper, cardboard, aluminum, tin, steel, plastic, yard waste and electronics.


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.