Public Works

The Public Works Department protects the health and safety of the community by overseeing the operation and maintenance of the city's infrastructure. Public Works is composed of three divisions:


Maintenance operates and maintains the city's infrastructure including streets, sidewalks, bridges, equipment, water, wastewater, and surface water utility systems. It also monitors the Solid Waste Utility litter control program. 

Transportation Systems

Transportation Systems plans, designs, constructs, operates and maintains a transportation system that provides safe and efficient movement of people and goods; enhances environmental quality; and is compatible with local and regional mobility goals and development objectives.

Utility Systems

Utility Systems manages water, wastewater, and surface water, to ensure quality planning, engineering, operations, financial integrity, and customer service.

Questions regarding utility bills, including re-connection of services, can be answered by calling 425-430-6852.

Report a non-police or fire related emergency, pollution or hazard via Renton Responds or by calling public works. 

  • Weekdays: 425-430-7400 (7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
  • After Hours/Weekends: 425-430-7500, option #8
  • Hazardous pollution: 911.

Hazards include:

  • Mudslides or Road Blockages
  • Snow and Ice
  • Pot Holes
  • Fallen Tree(s)
  • Spills/Pollution
  • Flooding
  • Sewer Backups
  • Water Main Breaks or Water Pressure Issues

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