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    Department of Public Works Complex
    15 Price's Lane
    Sparta, NJ 07871

    Hours of Operation:  Monday - Friday, 7:00am to 3:00pm

    Telephone:  973-729-6178
    FAX: 973-729-9359

    Director of Public Works:  James Zepp

    The Public Works Department has many responsibilities. The majority of these duties are to repair and maintain over 100 miles of Township Roads.  Snow and Ice control operations are the most visible and most expensive task. Maintenance of Township buildings and grounds are provided through this Department. The Mechanics Division repairs and maintains all Township equipment, trucks and cars.
    Please feel free to give the Public Works Department a call with any questions.  Our office staff is available Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    E-mail us at to report a concern in Sparta.

    Click HERE to report a pothole on a State maintained road.

    Click HERE to report a pothole on a County maintained road.


    Street safety is a primary concern for the Township during the winter months.  The Public Works Department provides snow removal and de-icing of Township streets whenever road conditions call for these services.  Please remember that snow removal operations are being performed under emergency conditions.  Drivers experience extended work hours to provide safe and effective removal.  The following items are what all residents need to be aware of this winter season.

    • Do not deposit leaves in the roadway.  Drains can become clogged with leaves that were left in the roadway which prevents melting snow from reaching the drains.


    • Township property owners shall not throw or place snow or ice onto Township streets as per Town Ordinance 21-5.2. This hinders our drivers doing snow removal from roadways and can cause significant plow damages. In the event that the Township shall be required to remove snow from the roadway such cost shall be charged to the owner of the property where the snow was deposited.  If you have a plowing contractor please remind them of these regulations.


    • Observe "NO PARKING" signs and existing ordinances on Township roads between November 1st and April 15th whenever snow has fallen and the accumulation is such that it covers roadway surfaces.  Please plan ahead and do not leave your vehicle in the roadway if snow is forecasted.  Ordinance (7-7.3)


    • Do not place garbage cans on/in the street. Objects in the roadway are our biggest deterrent in efficient plowing operations.


    • Remove all basketball posts as well as any other play equipment that are located in the road or within the road right of way.  Any posts or backboards left in these areas can produce damage to the Township Vehicles performing snow related duties.


    • Leave the last two (2) feet of your driveway un-shoveled until we have completed curb-to-curb removal. This will prevent our plows from plowing this area back in. If you must shovel the very end of your driveway prior to our completion, place the snow to the right of your driveway (with your back facing your house). If placed in this area, this lessens the amount of snow plowed back onto the drive area.


    • A special reminder for residents who live on Cul-de-sacs; these areas are particularly difficult to plow.  We place snow accumulation in the most practicable area(s).


    • Please be aware of plowing/salting activities within the roadway. Please keep away from the roadway when trucks are in the process of snow removal, especially children who cannot be easily seen.


    • Please follow the link below for additional suggestions and tips on proper mailbox installation.

    Mailbox Guidelines and Standards


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