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Public Works is the daily maintenance provider for the citizens of Salisbury.

The mission for Public Works is to maintain city owned cemeteries, roadways, sidewalks, stormwater systems, public right of ways, and park and recreational areas. Public Works is responsible for collecting yard waste, household waste, and recycling for the citizens of Salisbury. Public Works also maintains the City’s fleet of vehicles and buildings and maintains telecommunications and radio equipment for all of Rowan County. It also oversees snow removal during inclement weather.

This division also provides leaf collection services in the fall. Check our Leaf Collection Map to see when Public Works will be coming through your area!

Leaf Collection Map



The Cemetery division is responsible for the sales of burial plots, scheduling services with funeral homes at the grave site, and answering questions and concerns from the public on cemeteries. Three cemeteries still have burial plots available for sale.

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Cemetery Manager

Linda Davis
Public Works Admin Building
303 West Franklin Street
Salisbury, North Carolina 28144

(704) 638-5250

Grounds Maintenance

The Grounds Maintenance division maintains seven cemeteries, all park and recreational areas and City owned right of ways.

231 W. Franklin St.
Salisbury, NC 28144

Grounds Maintenance Supervisor

Brad Gorman
(704) 216-8013

Maintenance Supervisor

Patrick Snyder
(704) 638-5251


The Stormwater division manages the regulations set forth by NCDENR for water runoff and the maintenance of stormwater systems.

Public Works Admin Building
303 West Franklin Street
Salisbury, North Carolina 28144

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Stormwater Technician

Michael Hanna
(704) 216-8028

Streets, Bridges and Sidewalks

The Streets, Bridges and Sidewalk division maintains all city owned roads, bridges, and sidewalks. Maintenance consists of patching, replacing, and building new ones as needed. This division also maintains all regulatory signs and pavement markings along city rights-of-way. The Street Division also oversees street sweeping operations.

Public Works Admin Building
303 West Franklin Street
Salisbury, North Carolina 28144

Street Division Supervisor

Brandon Wilhelm
(704) 638-5251

Maintenance Supervisor

Patrick Snyder
(704) 638-5251

Waste and Recycling

The Waste and Recycling division is responsible for the removal of residential garbage, yard waste, and recyclable materials. This division also manages a composting site with material given back to the citizen. During the fall and winter months the Waste division oversees the collection of loose leaves.

Public Works Admin Building
303 West Franklin Street
Salisbury, North Carolina 28144

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Solid Waste Supervisor

Danny Rogers
(704) 638-5256

Contact Us

303 West Franklin St.
Salisbury, North Carolina 28144

(704) 638-5260

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Public Works Director

Craig Powers

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Public Works Assistant Director

Chris Tester

What are my services?

With this custom application, citizens can enter their address in the Find Address box to locate a government facility and obtain information about curbside and drop-off services provided by the City of Salisbury, NC.

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Surplus Property

Currently the City of Salisbury uses two online auction sites: GovDeals and eBay. During the year items are placed on these sites that are available for auction. Auctions items vary from office furniture to unclaimed vehicles to technology products.


Latest News

Leaf Collection Map is Available for 2021-2022

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During loose-leaf collection season (mid-October to mid-March), residents are asked to have all loose leaves raked to the curb by Monday morning of your collection week to be ensured they are collected by Friday. Pile leaves no more than five feet deep from the curb, up to any height, and at least three feet away from anything else.  For details, please refer to the Leaf Collection Map:

Celebrate Our Local Waters With Rowan Creek Week

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The Third Annual Rowan Creek Week is happening Saturday, August 21 through Saturday, August 28. Creek Week is a week-long celebration of local waters throughout North Carolina. In conjunction with multiple environmental organizations and local municipal departments, Creek Week offers recreational, educational, and volunteer opportunities to allow everyone to enjoy and contribute to healthy waters in our area.

Report an Issue

Citizens can log into the City of Salisbury's web application at to submit requests and complaints regarding issues such as missing road signs, pot holes, abandoned vehicles, city code infractions, illegal dumping, environmental health issues, ADA/accessibility, etc..

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Education and Outreach


Learn how reducing, reusing, and recycling can help you, your community, and the environment by saving money, energy, and natural resources.

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Public and private stormwater systems carry water runoff to the creek systems, which carries the water to High Rock Lake. Learn about what the City is doing to prevent this problem, and what you can do to help.

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All the yard waste material collected weekly is carried to the City's NCDENR permitted site to be processed and turned into usable mulch. This material is given away each Friday.

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Learn about what options are available to reduce waste in the first place, and what should and shouldn't be going into your trash bin.

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Find out about tree identification and selection, proper planting, pruning, and mulching and more.

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