Public Works

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Fall / Winter Weather Resources

  • Flooding - Information on how to prepare, cope, and recover from flooding.
  • Snow and Ice - Road priority routes and information on snowplowing and sanding.
  • Emergency information - List of general emergency resources.


The Public Works Department is responsible for:
  • Developing and maintaining the roads, bridges, traffic, and the general transportation system within unincorporated Snohomish County.
  • Overseeing the disposal of solid waste (trash and recycling) within all of Snohomish County.
  • Managing and monitoring surface water including storm water drainage and flooding, as well as water quality in rivers, streams, lakes, and aquatic habitat.
The department provides services throughout unincorporated Snohomish County, but often partners with cities and/or agencies for various projects.


Public Works is the largest department in Snohomish County government with approximately 590 positions.

Title VI

Review the Title VI section for information about the Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, a copy of our Title VI Policy Statement, Notice to the Public, and Title VI Plan Updated May 30, 2013; and for complaint procedures, complaint forms, and contact information.