Public Works Department

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About the Department

The Public Works Department is comprised of the following Divisions: 

  • Cemetery
  • Engineering
  • Facility Maintenance
  • Landfill
  • Parks
  • Project Coordination
  • Sanitation 
  • Streets




Lance Henrie, P.E.
Public Works Director / Assistant City Engineer

Amber Hogle

Executive Assistant to the Public Works Director/City Engineer



Cemetery Division:

Please contact the City of Safford Public Works Department Monday thru Thursday 6:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., (928) 432-4172 for purchases, Burial Slips, Construction Activity Permits, site inspections and document research.

Facility Maintenance Division:

Maintains all city facilities, fixtures, structural repair, remodeling, building and fire code compliance.


Fleet Maintenance Division:

Maintains all city vehicles and equipment. 

Landfill Division:

The Landfill is located at 2755 N Safford Landfill Road, Safford, AZ 85546.  Landfill hours of operation are Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., closed Sundays.  For additional information, please call (928) 432-4286.

Parks Division:
Parks projects include improvements at our city's parks and focus on existing facilities and amenities as well as adding new amenities throughout the City of Safford.  Responsibilities include the Safford Swimming Pool, Skate Park, sports fields, playgrounds, Shared-Use Path and all city landscaping.  For park or pool reservations, please call 928-432-4143.

Project Coordination:
The Project Coordinator is responsible for project schedules, resources, planning, procurement and execution of a project as first point of contact for any issues or discrepancies that arise.
Sanitation Division:
The Sanitation Division runs routes Monday thru Friday.  Trash pick up is twice a week (Monday/Thursday and Tuesday/Friday) depending on your address.  Commercial routes will vary.  Please have your container at the curb with the lids opening toward the street no later than 6:00 a.m. the morning of your pick up, with a five foot clearance away from parked cars, mailboxes, tree branches and other obstacles. For additional information, please call (928) 432-4181.

Street Division:
The Street Division performs maintenance for approximately 41 miles of streets, 80 miles of parkways/right of ways, 30 miles of sidewalks, and 20 miles of drainage systems.

Maintenance activities consist of patching, sealing, renewal, repair and overlay of existing roadway surfaces, drainage systems, alleyway, parkway, retention pond maintenance, including weed control, traffic control devices, street sign maintenance, striping, street sweeping, debris removal from roadways, and sidewalk maintenance within city limits.

Please contact ADOT at 928-432-4900 for any issues on Hwy 70 or Hwy 191.

Submit a Concern

Requests or concerns may be submitted using the Citizen Request Tracker.

Department Staff

View a listing of staff of the Public Works Department.