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Port Charlotte, FL 33948

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Public Works

APWA AccreditationThe Public Works Department utilizes a skilled, engaged workforce to enhance the quality of life for Charlotte County residents by continually improving infrastructure and providing services in a cost-effective manner to meet the needs of the community.

The Public Works Department builds and maintains roadways, bridges, navigable waterways, stormwater infrastructure, traffic lights and signs, rights-of-ways and landscaping in unincorporated areas of Charlotte County while protecting and preserving the environment.

The Department further provides solid waste management including curbside service and operation of the landfill, manages mosquito and aquatic weed control programs and operates the Indian Spring and Lieutenant Carl Bailey Cemeteries.


Director of Public Works - John Elias

John Elias

Director of Public Works

John Elias serves as the director of Public Works and oversees all divisions, staffing and projects.

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Department News

**Revised** Marine Advisory - South Gulf Cove Boat Lock is Inoperable News Image

**Revised** Marine Advisory - South Gulf Cove Boat Lock is Inoperable

July 5, 2022 5:40 pm

The South Gulf Cove lock is fully operational.

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Marine Advisory - Hayward Canal Dredging News Image

Marine Advisory - Hayward Canal Dredging

June 2, 2022 11:29 am

The Hayward Canal dredging project will begin Monday, June 6 and be completed in November. This project could cause delays in boating traffic through the channel. Boaters using the El Jobean boat ramp and Hayward Canal may experience delays and allow extra time when planning to travel through this area. Boaters are encouraged to choose alternate routes.

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County Fertilizer Ban Begins June 1

County Fertilizer Ban Begins June 1

May 27, 2022 9:00 am

Fertilizers containing nitrogen or phosphorous may not be used on residential or commercial turf or landscape plants between June 1 and Sept. 30.

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