Dept. of Public Works (DPW)

Nic Dovi, Superintendent

19 South Franklin Street
Cortland, New York 13045

Office Hours: 7 am - 3 pm, Monday through Friday

Phone: (607) 756-6221
Fax: (607) 758-8392

Responsible for:

    • Maintenance of City Hall, Cortland Youth Bureau Office and NYS Armory
    • Capital budget projects, interact with engineers, architects and contractors
    • Service agreements for equipment for the sites listed above.
    • Purchasing: State Bid Contracts
    • Storage facilities
    • In the event you are interested in submitting bids or phone quotes for office supplies, paper products, cleaning supplies, maintenance services, and/or maintenance equipment...please contact Nic Dovi at (607) 756-6221.


    Trash Pickup

    Trash must be in “City of Cortland” trash bags and at the curb by 7 am per the City Code. You may put trash out as early as 5 pm the day prior to your trash day. For information about your trash day, call the DPW office.

    Our phone number is also on the City trash bags. Our current hauler is Casella Waste Systems.



    Recycle bins must also be at the curb by 7 am on trash day.


    Street Lights Out

    To report damaged or malfunctioning street lights, please submit this form.

    Questions / Problems

    Please call the DPW at (607) 756-6221. If we can't take care of your question or problem, we will direct you to the correct department.

    Department of Public Works Commission meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Armory Building located at 25 Wheeler Ave.