Public Works Department


Mission Statement

The mission of the Middletown Department of Public Works is to provide quality public services and to promote the health and safety of the residents of Middletown and the other Town departments by professionally managing the Town’s infrastructure and facility system. We recognize that the personnel of Public Works and other departments are the Town’s greatest resource and we will treat them with respect and dignity.

Municipal Functions

  • Sanitary Sewer System Management
  • Stormwater & Drainage System Management
  • Pavement Management
  • Sanitation Services
  • Recreation, Campground & Beach Facility Management
  • Tree Maintenance
  • Street Lighting Management
  • Emergency Response & Winter Operations
  • Fleet Management

Related Information:

Town Charter Article VII Sec. 703. Public works.

There shall be a department of public works, the head of which shall be the director of public works, who shall be appointed by the town administrator. He shall be responsible for the efficient operation of all the activities of the department of public works. The department of public works shall be responsible for the functions and services of the town relating to highways, street lighting, public parking lots, waste disposal, sewers, water supply, parks, public buildings and such other public works activities as may be defined by ordinance.


In addition to the responsibilities of the Department of Public Works as defined in Section 703 or the Charter, that Department shall be responsible for the maintenance and repair of causeways, bridges, storm water drains and the sewerage works of the town, and such other responsibilities as may from time to time be specified by resolution of the Council.

(’73 Code, ‘ 2.3)


For Charter provisions, see ‘ 703 of Division 1 of the Charter

Contact Information

Thomas R. O'Loughlin
Public Works Director

Contact Public Works Department
Phone 1 (401) 846-2119
Fax (401) 845-0404

19 Berkeley Avenue
Middletown, RI 02842