Public Works

Department Overview

The Department of Public Works is comprised of Engineering/Transportation, Project Management, Fleet Maintenance, Highway Maintenance, Water and Sewerage and the Solid Waste Divisions.


The Engineering/Transportation Division develops, coordinates, issues, evaluates and monitors proposals and contracts for highway maintenance and capital projects. The division also reviews residential, institutional and commercial plans for subdivisions, reviews building and grading permits, administers public works agreements including the collection and monitoring of bonds, coordinates road development and storm water management/grading inspections with the Division of Project Management. The department also supervises all road and bridge construction and maintenance projects.

View the Adopted 2018 Road and Site Development Ordinance here.

The department's Fleet Maintenance Division is responsible for the management and maintenance of the county government's fleet of vehicles. The Highway Maintenance Division is responsible for maintaining approximately 900 lane miles of county roads.

The department also oversees the Enterprise Fund Operations, which consists of the Solid Waste and Recycling Division whose staff maintains and operates the landfill, the solid waste collection system, the recycling program, and the Water and Sewerage Division whose staff maintains and operates the county's public water and sewer facilities.


To provide Calvert County citizens with cost-effective, safe, quality and environmentally friendly facilities, infrastructure and services through creative planning, quality design, efficient construction and proper maintenance in a team-oriented environment.

Department Contacts

Email P. Rai Sharma, Director of Public Works
Email Danielle Conrow, Deputy Director, Engineering and Highways
Email B. Julie Paluda, Deputy Director, Enterprise Funds
Email Melissa Miller, Executive Administrative Assistant
Email Constance E. Clark, Executive Administrative Aide

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