Municipal Services

Department Overview

The Public Works Department Municipal Services Division is divided into three main responsibilities: Street Maintenance, Parks Maintenance, and Urban Forestry Management. 

  1. Streets 
  2. Parks 
  3. Forestry

Street Improvements & Repairs

The Public Works Department is responsible for the maintenance and up keep up over 65 miles of concrete, asphalt, and asphalt overlay streets within the city limits of Ferguson.

It is the mission of the Department of Public Works to provide the best possible service for pavement management utilizing all available funding, current staff, equipment and vehicles, outside contractors, and a priority driven maintenance system. 

We conduct street re-evaluations every other year on approximately 435 street sections citywide. Each street is evaluated and prioritized based on traffic volume and several condition indicators. 

Rating Scale

The rating scale shown below, rates on a scale from 1 to 10, with 1 being low and 10 being high:

  • 1 to 3 is a high priority street needing immediate attention
  • 4 to 6 is in moderate condition
  • 7 to 10 is in good condition

Streets are then selected for either concrete slab replacement or asphalt overlay. The number of streets scheduled to be repaired depends on the amount of funds budgeted for the fiscal year. Maintenance activities include pothole patching for temporary and permanent repair, preventive maintenance practices such as street sweeping and yearly crack sealing.

Seasonal Services

  1. Grass Cutting
  2. Snow Removal
  3. Street Sweeping
  4. Christmas Tree Recycling
  5. Mosquito Prevention

City Grass Cutting

Periodically throughout the summer, the City will provide updated grass cutting lists to show a list of properties that are scheduled to be cut and when they will be cut. We will continue to provide updates on the status of grass cutting on this webpage.

View Grass Cutting Ordinances