Public Works Department

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If you would like to contact this department, please use the information below to reach out directly.

Public Works

712-A Pine Drive
P.O. Box 1800
Ocean Springs, MS 39566

(228) 875-3955Phone
(228) 875-4861Fax
ospublicworks@oceansprings-ms.govE-Mail

Public Works After Hours (Emergency Only)
(228) 875-2211Phone

Welcome to the Public Works Department


Allan Ladnier, Director of Public Works
Candice Hooks, Asst Director of Public Works, Administration and Finance

The Public Works Department is organized into 7 sub-departments which address its primary responsibilities: Water, Sewer, Streets, Drainage, Maintenance, Beautification, and Central Shop. By providing planning, resource coordination, leadership, and financial management services, our Public Works Administrative Team works to accomplish the overall mission of our department.

Our department is made up of 42 employees who maintain 186 miles of streets in addition to 8,400 water and sewer customers. Employees must be available 24 hours every day to deal with unexpected problems. The Public Works Department also has the responsibility for hurricane preparedness, pre-storm preparations, and post-event cleanup.

Office Hours:
6:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday
6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday
7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Saturday (dumpsters only)

*The public is asked to refrain from dumping within 30 minutes prior to the close of business. This is for the safety of the public and Public Works employees.

Attention: teachers, parents, and kids ... learn more about Public Works with PAWS PRINT, a 12-page activity book created for children in grades K-5! This booklet contains stories, fun facts, illustrations, activities, and much more for students to learn all about public works! This is a downloadable PDF file that can be shared via e-mail, read on screen, shown on a smart board, or printed for distribution to children.

Local photographs graciously supplied by David Salters. Click here for more information.
Personnel photos by Rachel Kaminky Photography. Click here for more information.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1800, Ocean Springs, MS 39566-1800
Delivery Address: 1018 Porter Avenue, Ocean Springs, MS 39564