Public Works

Mission Statement

The Public Works Department is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Fountain Hills by ensuring the construction of quality infrastructure; maintenance of roadways and traffic control devices; maintenance of Town-owned washes, dams, medians and open space; and maintenance of Town facilities in a manner that provides a safe, healthy and secure environment for staff and visitors. The Department strives to provide quality customer service in a professional and timely manner.

Department Description


The Streets Division is responsible for the maintenance of traffic signals; regulatory signs; median landscape maintenance; storm debris clean up; street sweeping; street related emergency responses; vehicle maintenance; contract administration as well as minor asphalt, curb and sidewalk repairs. The Highway Users Revenue Fund (HURF) pays for Streets personnel and contract work for street repairs.


The Engineering Division is responsible for design, contract administration and
construction oversight for capital projects. The Division is also responsible for the review of commercial and residential plans, utility plans, encroachment permits as well as providing support to Building Safety by reviewing and inspecting site work plans for building permits and to the Planning Division by providing technical review of area specific plans, rezoning applications, preliminary plats and special use permits.

Open Space

The Open Space and Engineering Divisions are responsible for the operation and maintenance of town-owned wash parcels, open space, dams, public grounds and median landscaping. The department is responsible for 6 ADWR jurisdictional dams and numerous smaller dams.


The Facilities Division is dedicated to maintaining a safe and clean environment in Town owned buildings for citizens and employees to enjoy. The Facilities Division maintains Town Hall, Community Center, Library/Museum, Fire Stations #1 and #2, Kiwanis Building and the Fountain Hills Theatre.