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Harford County government will reopen its indoor facilities to the public effective Monday, March 1, 2021 with safety procedures implemented to protect visitors and county employees. The reopening includes county office buildings, which were closed in November 2020 after a surge in COVID-19 metrics. County operations never ceased during the closure, as employees worked in staggered shifts and teleworked to ensure the continuity of government.

The Department of Public Works is open for business to serve our citizens and customers. We will continue to accept plan and document submittals at 212 S. Bond Street in Bel Air and 3334 Abingdon Road in Abingdon; however, general public access will be limited to the lobby. Each lobby will have tables marked “Incoming” and “Outgoing” for the exchange of documents. Incoming packages must be wrapped, boxed or in an envelope, and clearly labeled with the person or agency to which it is being submitted and an email address from the sender.

DPW will collect and distribute the packages to the appropriate staff within each building several times each day. A confirmation email will be sent to the sender acknowledging receipt, followed by another email when packages are ready to be picked up. Normal business hours will be maintained, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Public meetings will continue to be held virtually until further notice.  Citizens and customers seeking to do business with the county are strongly encouraged make appointments whenever possible and to review each department’s safety procedures before arriving in person.   All visitors will be required to wear masks and practice social distancing.


Harford County Department of Public Works, guided by common sense, accountability and compassion, strives to plan, construct and maintain the infrastructure to deliver a transportation network, water, wastewater, solid waste management services and public facilities to enhance the quality of life for all.


The Department of Public Works is responsible for:

  • Construction, maintenance and acceptance of the county roads, bridges and associated structures
  • Management and construction of capital projects
  • Management of solid waste including landfills and recycling
  • Stormwater management and sediment control 
  • Traffic safety
  • Water and sewer utilities, including water and wastewater treatment plants
  • Water resources management


The Department of Public Works, under the management of the director of Public Works, consists of four major divisions: 


Check our list of Frequently Asked Questions to see if you can find your question and answer. Another source of reference is the Department of Public Works staff directory, which would give you a telephone number to call to help with your question.


The material contained herein is for informational purposes only. To the extent the material contained herein may conflict with or be incomplete with respect to any law, regulation, or procedure, such law regulation, or procedure shall be controlling. No contract or agreement, express or implied, or any guarantee is created herein.