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Emergency Management  •  Engineering  •  Parks  •  Paving  •   Recreation 
•  Sewer  •  Streets  • 
Solid Waste/Recycling  •  Stormwater  •  Water 

Updated: 10/5/21

Leaf Disposal & Food Drive Event @ Cook Park
Leaf Disposal EventArea residents are encouraged to drop off leaves and donate non-perishable food items at the 19th annual free Leaf Disposal and Food Drive. The event will be held at Cook Park, at the end of 92nd Avenue just off of Durham Road near Tigard High School.

Drop off leaves and food items between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on:

» Saturday, November 6, 2021 
» Saturday, November 20, 2021 
» Saturday, December 4, 2021 
» Saturday, December 11, 2021 
  • Face coverings are required.
  • Leaves can be loose or bagged. Paper bags, purchased at local hardware stores, are preferred. Plastic bags may be used for transport, but must be emptied before leaves are accepted by city staff.  
  • This event is free, though a donation of two non-perishable food items is recommended. Donations will be forwarded to area residents through Tigard’s St. Vincent de Paul food distribution facility.
  • For more information, contact Rob Block, Wastewater Operations Supervisor at 503-718-2607 or 

Info on Utility Rate Increase

Utility rates will increase on July 1, 2021 to protect public health and maintain City infrastructure. For a typical household, bills will increase $9 per month. We understand this is a difficult time to raise rates. We continue to pursue actions to keep rates as low as possible and to ensure help is available to those who need it.

How will your money be invested?

  • Water – High quality drinking water and a resilient system of delivery to every customer.
  • Sewer - Sewer system that collects, pumps and treats wastewater to some of the highest standards in the nation.
  • Stormwater - Stormwater system that collects, moves, and treats stormwater–or rain and snowmelt–before releasing it into local waterways.
  • Streets - Annual Pavement Management Program to keep our roads in the best condition possible at an affordable price.
  • Parks & Recreation - High quality parks and recreation services, specifically maintenance and programming, to support our growing parks system.

Visit Utility Billing for more information, or the Utility Rate Calculator to see the impact on your bill.  Learn more here.

Service Updates

  • Submit a Public Works Service Request Online:
  • By Phone
    • During Work Hours (Mon–Thurs: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.): 503-718-2591
    • After-hours: 503-639-1554
  • Your water remains safe to drink. The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking-water supplies. Lake Oswego and Tigard invested in an advanced state-of-the-art water treatment plant that uses chlorination and ozone as a combined disinfectant. Ozone is a strong oxidizer that is highly effective against bacteria and viruses, especially in combination with chlorine. Learn more about drinking water and COVID-19.
  • Parks are open. Observe CDC’s recommended social distancing of 6’ from other persons at all times. Use of outdoor equipment is at your own risk. 
  • In support of our business community, permits and inspections are being completed. Please visit for more information.

We need your help

  • Please observe CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of 6 feet from city staff at all times. When our crews are safe, everyone wins!
  • Please do not flush anything besides toilet paper. Even if you run low on toilet paper, avoid flushing wipes (even those marketed as "flushable"), paper towels or other products. They can clog pipes and cause a real pain in the drain.

Submit: Public Works Service Request

1. Determine if your request is an emergency.

Typical public works emergencies include:
  • Sewer overflows
  • Flooding/high water
  • Hazardous material spills
  • Water main breaks or major water leaks
If your request is an emergency, please call:

Public Works Department
Mon–Thurs: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

After-hours answering service

2. If your request is not an emergency, please submit an online Service Request.

Notice a public works problem? Please let us know! Public Works Service Request
Typical service requests include:
  • Tree issue
  • Clogged storm drain/culvert
  • Debris in roadway
  • Vegetation obstructing motorist's view
  • Pothole (If you have a pothole issue on Pacific Hwy. or Hall Blvd. please contact ODOT at 503-283-5859)
  • Signage or street marking issue
  • Issue with an existing trail or bike path
  • Maintenance issue on city property
  • Water leak
  • Water pressure issue
  • Water meter turn off/on in conjunction with customer repairs
  • Water quality issue such as color/odor/taste

3. Report Other Issues


Police non-emergency 
503-629-0111 or Web Link

Utility locates

Call 811 or Web Link

Water shut off due to non-payment

Utility Billing: 503-718-2460
Web Link

Code compliance issues

Web Link

Streetlight outage  

Web Link

Traffic signal concern

Web Link

Street sanding priority map  

Web Link

Street Sweeping in Tigard

Street Sweeping
Click to see when the street sweepers will be in your Tigard neighborhood.

For Questions or Concerns, Contact: 
Rob Block, Wastewater/Storm Maintenance Supervisor
503-718-2607 |


Call Before You Dig

Call Before You Dig
Anyone planning to dig (property owner, resident, contractor, etc.) is required by law to contact the Utility Notification Center or call 811 or 1-800-332-2344 at least 48 hours before digging to submit a “Utility Locate Request.” These toll-free numbers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Why call?
Buried facilities can be anywhere whether under sidewalks, roads or within an individual’s yard. Calling ensures any “publicly owned underground lines” will be marked and decreases the likelihood of personal injury and accidental damage to the lines.

Is there a charge?
No. There is currently no charge for the location of public lines

What information will I need to provide?

  • Name and telephone number;
  • Alternate name and telephone number;
  • Whether work will be taking place within 10 feet of overhead power lines;
  • Type of work to be done;
  • Who the work is being done for;
  • City, county, state;
  • Location of work or street address;
  • Nearest intersecting street;
  • Distance and direction from intersecting street;
  • Extent of work to be done;
  • Special instructions for marking; and
  • Township, range and section (if known).

What will I get from the telephone call?
You will be given the following information and will need to write it down:

  • A list of utility organizations in your area who will be contacted to provide locates.
  • A time the markings will occur.
  • A “ticket number” for reference purposes.
What do the markings mean?
Temporary markings play an important role nationwide for contractors, construction crews, homeowners and any others involved with excavating on a particular property. They are all part of the American Public Works Association's (APWA) Uniform Color Code, used to indicate the exact locations of underground utility lines.
Here's what the colors signify:
Proposed Excavation
Temporary Survey Markings
Electric Power Lines, Cable, Conduit and Lighting Cables
Gas-Oil-Steam, Petroleum and Gaseous Materials
Communications, Telephone, Cable TV, Alarm and Signal Lines
Potable Water
Reclaimed Water, Irrigation, and Slurry
Sanitary Sewers, Storm Sewers, Drains Lines


Questions?  Forgotten ticket number? Unknown markings in the street?  
View the National Ticket Management Service (NTMS) website to find this information. NTMS Logo

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The City of Tigard uses CodeRED for messages concerning the safety, property or welfare of our community. Messages may include AMBER alerts, notifications of hazardous traffic or road conditions, boil water advisories or evacuation notices. Register online or by phone.

Call Mike Lueck, Tigard Emergency Services Coordinator, at 503-718-2593. You can also download the mobile app.

View our Emergency Management page


Tigard Public Works Building
8777 SW Burnham St.
Tigard, OR 97223

Hours of Operation
Mon-Thurs: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

After-Hours Emergency
To report water, stormwater, sewer, street or park emergencies outside regular business hours, contact the after-hours answering service at 503-639-1554.
Engineering Inspections
Mon-Thurs: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Online Inspection Request
Automated Inspection Request Line:
IVR User Guide


Our Mission:
The Public Works Department proudly provides stewardship over the city's water, sanitary sewer, storm drainage, streets, fleet, buildings and park services in a safe, efficient, courteous and professional manner.

Professionalism  |  Respect  |  Integrity  |  Dedication  |  Enthusiasm   

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» Report a Public Works Issue
» Report Streetlight Outages
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