Department of Public Works Complex
15 Price's Lane
Sparta, NJ 07871
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 7:00am to 3:00pm
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.
NOTICE: The Township along with its contractor APS will be starting the 2016 road resurfacing project on July 18, 2016. Door knockers have been delivered and we request that you make every attempt to follow the directions given. This link will provide you a status update on the project:
- UPDATED AS OF 07/22/16.
Call 973-729-6178 with any questions.
E-mail us at Sparta.DPW@spartanj.org 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.
Spring Clean-Up Program
The Township of Sparta?s Public Works Department will begin our Township-wide spring clean-up on, or around, April 4th, 2016. Residents are urged to rake the grit from their lawn curbside prior to their road being swept. We will continue sweeping until all roads are completed. We are governed by NJ Stormwater Regulations when it comes to our sweeping responsibilities.
We ask that you keep your roadways as clear as possible when sweeping begins. Cars, garbage cans and recreational items such as basketball hoops can all create a hindrance for the sweeper as it travels your roadway. With the curb line free of obstacles, we will be able to complete the street sweeping in a more efficient and professional manner.
Lawn repairs by the Township will begin in late April early May. We will be out repairing damage that was done to resident?s lawns resulting from snow plowing operations as soon as the weather gets warm enough to move topsoil. Repairs include reapplying topsoil, seed and hay to the damaged area as necessary.
Contact our Public Works office at 973-729-6178 or by email at Sparta.DPW@spartanj.org to request maintenance on broken asphalt, Belgium block and concrete curbing as well as pot holes and catch basin repairs. Please try to give a precise location; i.e.: house number & street name and we will schedule maintenance as soon as time and weather permits.
Please do not rake lawn debris into the roadway. Lawn debris consists of organic waste such as leaves, branches or grass clipping that may flow into the drainage system and create a clog so the drains will not perform adequately during rains or heavy storms. Residents can dispose of vegetative waste at the SCMUA located on Rt. 94 in Lafayette Township. Information on disposal can be found here.
As always, the Township appreciates your patience and cooperation.