About Us

Howard County Department of Public Works is composed of the Director's Office and the following Bureaus and Divisions:

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Important Updates
Coronavirus Update: County Buildings Open to Public

As of Monday, August 2, 2021, non-emergency County offices and facilities are open to the public.

Face coverings should be worn by anyone unvaccinated.  

6-Feet physical distancing encouraged. 

Visitors now required to sign in, obtain a badge, and be escorted to their meeting if visiting a non-public area.


Residents with general DPW customer service inquiries can send their inquiries via e-mail or telephone at 410-313-4400.

COVID-19 Updates

The Bureau of Environmental Services office is currently closed to the public.

The Alpha Ridge Landfill is open with modified operations.


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Thomas Meunier, P.E., Director

Howard County Department of Public Works is composed of the Director's Office, Bureau of Engineering, Bureau of Environmental Services, Bureau of Facilities, Bureau of Highways and Bureau of Utilities.

The Director's Office provides leadership and coordination among the Bureaus to advance the quality of life for our community by providing exceptional level of public service. Employees coordinate the daily functions, customer service, the capital improvement program and real estate services.


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The Public Works Board makes recommendations to the County Executive and County Council about plans and policies under jurisdiction of the Department of Public Works.

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Electronic recycling drop-off locations may vary through August 2020 while enhancements are made at the Alpha Ridge Landfill's Residents' Convenience Center. Consult landfill staff (410-313-6444) for e-cycling location details.


Organization Chart

Public Works Org Chart
Construction Projects

Sign Codes

Use the link below to access our database of DPW Sign Codes.

Sign Codes

Archived Newsletters
2020 E-newsletters
2019 E-newsletters
2018 E-newsletters
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