Public Works

Lisa Phillips

Administrative Assistant

(903) 731-8423

Felipe Garcia

Mark Fletcher

Public Works Dept.

1620 West Palestine Ave.
Palestine, TX 75801

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Public Works

The Public Works Department serves 491 roads in the City of Palestine which includes over 134.16 linear paved miles and over 268.32 paved miles of lanes. The Streets Department patches potholes and performs other street repairs. Streets Department employees also mow the right-of-ways for traffic control purposes. The Streets Department maintains traffic control signs and maintains the drainage systems with over 20 miles of storm drain. Streets Crews remove limbs and trees within the right-of-way of traffic. The Fleet Department maintains all city vehicles, emergency services vehicles, and various motorized maintenance equipment.  The Utilities Department manages water and wastewater treatment. Additionally, the department handles the monthly utility treatment costs, sanitary sewer line locations, sewer problem resolutions, and collection system assistance.

Click here for the 2018 Annual Water Quality Report

Key Functions

  • Streets and right-of-ways
  • Fleet maintenance
  • Trash/recycling collection
  • Brush management site

To report an issue call Public Works at 903-731-8423

  • Tree/limb or other heavy obstruction in right-of-way
  • Traff signs down or damaged
  • Street light outage
  • Pothole reporting
  • Drainage issues


For after hours or emergencies call the Police Department at 903-729-2254.

Applications and Documents