Public Works

Manatee County Public Works Department provides many of the basic services that affect the daily lives of everyone who lives, works, and plays in unincorporated Manatee County. Primarily, the department is responsible for the administration, planning, engineering, maintenance, and construction management of the County’s infrastructure.

The responsibilities of the Public Works Department are distributed among three business centers: 


How can we help you?

For the maintenance issues listed below, call Manatee County Public Works at (941) 708-7497, or report an issue online:

  • Roads, Bridges & Sidewalks: potholes, pavement marking, paving, grading
  • Vegetation: tree/brush blocking view, tree removal, mowing
  • Traffic: signals, signs, speed tables, school flashers, street lights
  • Drainage & Stormwater: flooding, ditch cleaning, canals, roadside drains, curb & gutter, clogged inlets
  • Right-of-Ways: encroachments, roadside shoulder, litter

Report an Issue

Receiving an award


On December 12, 2019, Public Works Director, Chad Butzow presented Field Maintenance Supervisor, Vince Bland, with the ACE coin.  Vince is an 18 year Public Works Department employee who started in a field position and advanced to supervisor of the pipe maintenance crews and street sweeping operations.  He has earned a reputation as a motivated employee, a knowledgeable team member, and an excellent leader.

Vince's commitment to this department and devotion to duty, not only enhances the quality of life for Manatee County citizens, it sets an example for all Manatee County employees.  He continually takes it upon himself to go above and beyond what is asked of him and this has garnered the respect of his staff, peers and those he comes into contact with.  He implements the ACE principles into all of his decisions and makes customer service his top priority.  The ACE coin is awarded to those who have excelled in their field, provided outstanding service and consistently demonstrate accountability, civility and ethics.

AEMP Masters Award


Public Work's Fleet Division won the 2020 Fleet Masters Award for Large Fleet recognizing equipment professionals who go above and beyond in meeting the challenges inherent in cost-effective, efficient, and effective management of mixed fleets.  The Fleet Masters status is awarded to the fleet that represents a standard of excellence that raises the bar for equipment-management professionalism.  Pictured (l to r) are Matthew Case, Fleet Division Manager, Tracy Brooks, Fleet Maintenance Operations Chief, and Norman Hagel, Fleet Operations Chief, accepting the award at the AEMP 2020 ConExpo.