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    Lincoln Hooper

    Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 1543
    273 Queen Anne Road
    Harwich, MA

    Phone Numbers:
    (508) 430-7555 Main
    (508) 430-7598 Fax

    General Inquiries/comments:
    Email Us

     DPW Office Hours

    Monday - Thursday
    8:30AM - 4:00PM

    8:30AM - 12:00PM

    Saturday, Sunday, & Holidays


     Harwich Department of Public Works

    Through teamwork and interdepartmental cooperation, the Department of Public Works strives to provide the highest quality of public service to the residents, businesses, and visitors of Harwich, in the most cost-efficient manner. These services include snow and ice removal, storm water drainage, construction and maintenance of public roadways, solid waste management, sale of Transfer Station, Recycling, and Beach permits, maintenance of Town-owned parks, athletic fields, beaches, cemeteries, public buildings and grounds, as well as the planting and upkeep of the Town's public shade trees.

    The Division of Highways and Maintenance is comprised of the following departments:

    • Highway
    • Transfer Station / Recycling
    • Parks and Beaches
    • Cemetery
    • Building Maintenance
    • Forestry
    • Sticker Sales





    Please click here to view our Snow and Ice Policy adopted by the Board of Selectmen in 2006.

    Private roads must meet the minimum standards set by the Board of Selectmen on October 6, 2003 in order to receive snowplowing and sanding services.  The criteria may be viewed here:


    Private Roads Minimum Standards


    Click the link below to view this year’s inspection report.

     2013 Private Roads Inspection Report