The Public Works Department is comprised of six divisions that fall under the direction of the Public Works Director and Assistant Director. The six divisions of the department are:

  • Animal Control (803-628-3190)
  • Prison (803-628-3052)
  • Road Maintenance (803-628-3200)
  • Solid Waste Disposal (803-628-3186)
  • Solid Waste Collection and Recycling (803-628-3181)
  • Water and Sewer (803-628-3211)

Each division provides an important service to the citizens of York County and contributes to the quality of life experienced by those who live in our county. As stated in our mission statement, our goal is to provide quality services to the public utilizing the most efficient and effective means and resources available. We believe that by working together, we become empowered and are able to meet the goals set for our department.


  • Maintains roads under the County’s jurisdiction
  • Manufactures and installs street name signs and traffic control signs
  • Provides water and sewer service within the County’s service area
  • Provides animal care and control services for York County
  • Operates sixteen convenience centers strategically located across York County
  • Operates a recycling separation center for processing of recyclable materials
  • Provides disposal services for municipal solid waste (household garbage)
  • Operates a construction, demolition, and land clearing debris landfill
  • Operates a prison facility

This Office Does Not

  • Does not maintain roads located in cities and towns
  • Does not provide curbside garbage collection
  • Does not maintain stoplights or signalization
  • Does not have the authority to waive fees without County Council approval.
  • Does not provide animal control services for horses or livestock