Public Works


Welcome to the City of Palos Heights Public Works Department. On a daily basis, more residents of Palos Heights make use of the Public Works Department than any other service of the city. 

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The Public Works Department is divided into four (4) divisions of responsibility:

  • Municipal Grounds & Property
  • Roads & Construction
  • Water & Sewer
  • Vehicle Maintenance

 The staff consists of 18 full-time employees supplemented by seasonal employees in the summer months. Employees are on call 24/7 to respond to:

  • Snow events
  • Water main breaks
  • Sewer problems
  • Storm damage
  • Heavy rainfall
  • Equipment failure/problems

Chipper Service

Begins the first week of April and ends the last week of October. The chipper truck starts Monday morning and works it way through the City. Depending on the amount of branches, it may take more than a week to make it through the entire City. Please be patient, especially in the spring or after a storm. Place branches in the parkway in front of your house with the stub end facing the street. Small branches can be placed into yard waste cans or bags to be removed by the garbage service. Click here for the chipper service rules.

Following is a list of helpful linked resources:


Beginning January 2024, the City of Palos Heights Public Works Department will be utilizing the CodeRed Emergency Notifications System. Residents will be notified about emergency water main breaks, boil orders, and construction related concerns including lane closures and/or detours.
To sign up for these alerts please click on link below.