Public Works in Creswell

Department Overview
Public Works is responsible for maintaining the City's water, sewer, stormwater, streets, and streetlights.  In addition, Public Works maintains all City buildings, and public parks.

For streetlight outages, please note the pole number and location and complete a request form.

Construction Permits
If you are planning to do any type of construction, landscaping, or sidewalk work in the City of Creswell's right-of-way, you are required to obtain a 'Construction Permit'.   To apply for a permit, fill out the application and email it to Angela at  If you prefer, you can mail your application to PO Box 276, Creswell, OR  97426, or Fax it to 541-895-3647 or simply drop off your application in the payment drop box in front of City Hall at 13 South 1st Street in Creswell.  Your application will be reviewed & approved by our Public Works Director and the fee will be calculated.  Once approved, you will be notified of the amount due and instructions for obtaining your issued permit. If you have any questions, we are here to help. Please call 541-895-2531 ext. 304 or send an email to Angela at

Creswell is a Tree City USA!
Creswell has been newly recognized as a Tree-City USA in 2011.  Public Works is currently working with the City's Tree Board to create a plan for the care, preservation, removal, replanting and disposition of all street and park trees.

Installation of New Meters 2017:  Public Works will be installing new water meters in the whole system over the next several months.  If you see the Public Works crew in your yard, they are more than likely installing a new water meter.

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Image of Creswell Public Works employee Mitch working during a very snowy day

Infrastructure Planning

Creswell continues to strive toward providing the infrastructure needed to provide great services. Critical to that effort, Creswell is in the process of updating several of its infrastaructure plans to remedy existing challenges and anticipate future needs of the community. 

Be sure to check back periodically to read up on our infrastructure planning work. All documents adopted by Creswell City Council will be posted on this section of the City's website!



Cliff Bellew, Public Works Director

(541) 895-2395