The Department of Public Works affects the lives of Allegany County residents everyday. This department is responsible for public water and public sewer lines, wastewater treatment plants, county owned roads and bridges, recycling and solid waste activities, and public transportation services. This department also maintains all county-owned buildings and properties. Overall, the Department of Public Works is dedicated to doing its best to serve the citizens and stakeholders of Allegany County.
Allegany County does not maintain a vendor/bidders list. Each department does its own purchasing unless the amount requires a public bid. View bid openings and awards with the Department of Public Works.
The Engineering Division strives to meet the public’s needs in a timely and courteous manner, while maintaining the highest degree of workmanship, professionalism, and ethics.
The Roads Division is responsible for the paving, plowing, and adjacent area vegetation control of 533 miles of county roads spread over 425 square miles.
Program Open Space – Local provides financial and technical assistance to local subdivisions for the planning, acquisition, and/or development of recreation land or open space areas. Established under the Department of Natural Resources in 1969, Program Open Space symbolizes Maryland's long term commitment to conserving our natural resources while providing exceptional outdoor recreation opportunities for our citizens. Today more than 6,200 park and conservation area projects have been assisted through Program Open Space Local grants. Program Open Space 101 Acquires outdoor recreation and open space areas for public use. Administers funds made available to local communities for open and recreational space by the Outdoor Recreation Land Loan of 1969 and from the Land and Water Conservation Fund of the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.