Department of Public Works

The Department of Public Works provides a wide range of services for residents, business owners and visitors to the Village of Potsdam, maintaining our infrastructure and ensuring a safe and beautiful downtown.

Contact Information

Greg Thompson

P.O. Box 5168

Potsdam, NY 13676

Phone: 315-265-4620 or 315-265-7480 Ext 4

Fax: 315-265-4621



  • Leaf, Brush, Yard & Garden Waste Pickup
  • Storm Sewer Maintenance
  • Sanitary Sewer Maintenance
  • Water Lines
  • Water Meters
  • Sidewalks
  • Hydrants
  • Parking Meters
  • Street Sweeping
  • Parking Areas (Lots)
  • Airport
  • Mowing
  • Street Markings
  • Underground Facilities Protective Organization (UFPO)
  • Snow Removal
  • Snow Plowing
  • Christmas Lighting
  • Sewer Pump Station
  • Tree Maintenance
  • Building Maintenance
  • Public Works Mechanic Services
  • Streets
  • Traffic Signs
  • Parks

Snow and Ice Control

Sidewalk reporter

Learn more about past and planned improvements to our sidewalks to make our downtown more accessible for all, and report issues you may find using this GIS system created by Clarkson University graduate Ben Goodrich ’22