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Streets Division

About the Streets Division
Providing maintenance, repair and extensions of our City streets and sidewalks, is the primary task of this division. With approximately 180 miles of streets and 200 miles of sidewalks, the employees of this division are kept busy year round. Division personnel provide tree trimming and removal, banner installation (Click here for the Banner Request Application), traffic signal maintenance, and new streets, driveway (Click here for the Driveway Permit Application) construction inspections and encroachment construction requests (Click here for the 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.

The Streets Division also operates the loose-leaf vacuum machines only during the months of November, December, January and February. To find out which zone you're in, click here.  For a calendar of pickup days for your area,  click here  or call Public Works at (252)639-7501.

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.

Driveway Permits

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 $30.00 (cash or check) for permit and first inspection. Click here 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. For re-inspection, if required, inspection fee is $20.00 (cash or check) and fee must be submitted prior to scheduling re-inspection of driveway construction. If you wish to mail completed permit form with check fee, please mail to Public Works Dept., PO Box 1129, New Bern N.C. 28563.

Encroachment/Construction Permits

Encroachment/Construction Permit required prior to work beginning within rights-of-ways maintained by the City of New Bern, which provides information regarding permit limits and requirements. Contractor/Permittee must give 24-hour notice to City of New Bern Public Works Department before work may begin (any excavation, boring, and/or digging within rights-of-ways maintained by the City of New Bern is considered new work). Completed permit application may be submitted to the Public Works Department which is located at 1004 S. Glenburnie Road. The permit fee is $100.00 (cash or check). Click here to view or print a copy of our Encroachment/Construction Permit Form. Contact Public Works at (252)639-7501 with questions. If you wish to mail completed permit form with check fee, please mail to Public Works Dept., PO Box 1129, New Bern N.C. 28563.

Banner Requests

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! If you wish to mail completed banner form with check fee, please mail to Public Works Dept., PO Box 1129, New Bern N.C. 28563. Please contact Public Works at (252)639-7501 if any questions. Click here to view or print a copy of our Banner Request form & Guidelines. 

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 $200.00 (cash or check) and must be renewed annually to authorize participation. If you wish to mail completed application with check fee, please mail to Public Works Dept., PO Box 1129, New Bern N.C. 28563. 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.

Adopt-A-Street Program

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"Keep New Bern Clean" Litter Program

Our Adopt-a-Street program recognizes the importance and value of a litter-free community. The City of New Bern launched its new litter-reduction program "Keep New Bern Clean...We Can't Bear Litter" in February 2024. This annual program lasts from March through October with the goal of reducing litter and its harmful effects on public safety, wildlife, and the environment. The Adopt-A-Street program has been established for individuals, community and nonprofit organizations, businesses and industry to contribute toward maintaining cleaner and more beautiful streets. And - new this year - we've also launched an opportunity to Adopt-A-Park! The purpose of these programs is to encourage community residents and organizations to adopt residential blocks or 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 are interested in adopting a street or block, complete the agreement form below and return it to the Public Works Department at 1004 S. Glenburnie Road, Monday-Friday between 8am and 5pm or mail it to the Public Works Department, PO Box 1129, New Bern N.C., 28563. Please contact Public Works at (252)639-7501 with questions.

Click here for the Adopt-A-Street/Adopt-A-Block Agreement Form

Contact Us
John Saxton, Streets Superintendent
(252)639-7519
(252)636-1848 Fax
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