Providing maintenance, repair and extensions of our City streets and sidewalks, is the primary task of this division. With approximately 130 miles of streets and 12 miles of sidewalks, the employees of this division are kept busy year round. Division personnel provide tree trimming and removal, banner installation (Banner Request Application), traffic signal maintenance, and new streets, driveway (Driveway Permit Application) construction inspections and encroachment construction requests (Encroachment Construction Application).
In an effort to insure the proper flow of storm water and water quality, this division works daily on the street sweeping of all curbed and guttered streets.
This division abates weeded lots and nuisance properties to eliminate litter and clutter throughout the city. To report a nuisance property contact the Inspections Division at (252)639-2944. To report a litter issue along city streets within the City of New Bern please contact Public Works at (252)639-7501.
Prior to any new driveway being constructed within the City of New Bern, it is required that a driveway permit be obtained and inspection completed from the Public Works Department which is located at 1004 S. Glenburnie Road. The permit fee is $20.00. Click her to view or print a copy of our Driveway Permit Form. Contact Public Works at (252)639-7501 with questions or to request driveway inspection 24-hours in advance.
Non-profit organizations wishing to advertise an event may do so by having a banner placed over Country Club Road and/or Neuse Boulevard. A banner request form must be submitted and approved prior to the event, by the City of New Bern's Public Works Department located at 1004 S. Glenburnie Road. The permit fee is $75.00. Reserve your display date early, as these requests fill up fast! Contact Public Works at (252)639-7501 if any questions. Click here to view or print a copy of our Banner Request form & Guidelines.
Businesses wishing to have outdoor dining may apply for a Street Café Permit from the City of New Bern Public Works Department, which is located at 1004 S. Glenburnie Road. No permit fee is required. Click here to view or print a copy of the Street Cafe Permit application form. Please contact Public Works at (252)639-7501 with questions.
Sidewalk Cafe' Permits
Businesses wishing to have outdoor dining may do so by applying for a Sidewalk Café Permit from the City of New Bern Public Works Department which is located at 1004 S. Glenburnie Road. The permit fee is $150.00 and must be renewed annually.
Click here to view or print a copy of the Sidewalk Cafe Permit application form. Please contact Public Works at (252)639-7501 with questions.
The City of New Bern recognizes the need and the desirability of litter-free and visually-improved streets within the jurisdictional limits of the City of New Bern. Additionally, the City supports the Litter Free NC campaign in an effort to reduce litter’s harmful effects on public safety, wildlife, and the environment. The Adopt-A-Street program has been established for community and civic organizations as well as private businesses and industry to contribute toward the effort of maintaining cleaner and more beautiful streets in New Bern. The purpose of the Adopt-A-Street program is to encourage community residents and organizations to adopt residential blocks of streets and keep them litter-free. The adopted areas are to be cleaned a minimum of every three months in an effort to maintain a healthy environment and to produce feelings of pride in our beautiful city.
If you or your organization is interested in adopting a street complete the Adopt-A-Street agreement form below and return it to the City of New Bern Public Works Department at 1004 S. Glenburnie Road, New Bern, or mail to P.O. Box 1129, New Bern NC, 28563. Please contact Public Works at (252)639-7501 with questions.
Daryl Nelson, Streets Superintendent