Contact & Department Forms

The Public Works & Utilities Department is located at 1411 9th Street West.
Our building is open from 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Closed Weekends and Holidays

To open a new city water account, please visit our New Service page or call 941-932-9434.

Garbage, Recycling, Yard Trash call (941) 708-6340
Billing Questions?  Call (941) 932-9434
For all other public works or utilities questions, call (941) 708-6300
The fax number is (941) 708-6310


The after-hours emergency (non-billing) number is (941) 708-6300. Calls placed to the Public Works & Utilities Department after hours will be transferred to the answering service, who will contact appropriate "on-call" personnel to have emergencies addressed.


Director of Public Works & Utilities:  Irvin Lee (941) 708-6300 ext. 235 or

Deputy Public Works Director: Brandy Colandrea (941) 708-6300 ext. 262 or

Finance Manager: - General Manager of finance, purchasing, planning and other administrative support functions.

Utility Section Manager: LaTishia Smith (941) 708-6300 ext. 284 or – General Manager of water and wastewater treatment, reclaimed water, sewer collection and pumping, water distribution and pumping

Public Works Section Manager: Craig Keys (941) 708-6300 ext. 237 or – General Manager of landscape and grounds, streets, drainage, solid waste services (commercial and residential garbage, yard trash and recycling collection) and maintenance of all City vehicles.