Transportation & Public Works Department

Transportation & Public Works Department will be open with limited operations until further notice. The buildings will not be open to the public; however, staff is available by phone or email from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m..

ENGINEERING: Permit applications can be submitted by emailing Staff will contact applicants when permits are approved and to make arrangements for payment. Please contact Erica Thomas for questions at: or 706-613-3440.

ACC Planning Department will continue with development submittals on an as-needed basis or by appointment in a modified lobby area in order to provide as much physical separation as possible. A staff person for Public Works will be available if any questions arise during submission. It is strongly encouraged to contact staff about submission questions prior to drop-off.

Inspections will be conducted each day. There may be some delays due to reduced staff levels.

TRAFFIC: For lane closures, please contact Mike Dunbar at or 762-400-7837.

STREETS & DRAINAGE: To report potholes, drainage issues, or a dead animal in the roadway, call 706-613-3465.

STORMWATER: No in-person payments will be accepted. To make a credit card payment, please use the online service at To pay by check or money order, please use the drop box locations at the Water Business Office, 124 E Hancock Ave. Please contact billing staff for questions at

We apologize for any inconvenience. These measures are being taken to ensure the safety of both the public and our employees by following Athens-Clarke County policy and CDC Safe Distancing guidelines.

 Our Mission

Our staff is committed to ensuring a high quality of life for current and future generations living in Athens-Clarke County by providing safe and efficient:

  • Roadways, bikeways, and walkways
  • Traffic control and guidance systems
  • Public stormwater collection and conveyance systems

For more information about each of our divisions please visit:

Engineering Division

Stormwater Management Division

Streets and Drainage Division

Traffic Engineering Division

Public Works Projects