Public Works Department

Mission Statement

The mission of the City of Selma Public Works Department is to provide the highest quality public works services to the public and other City departments, balanced through efforts to maintain a cost effective operation and to provide these services in a responsible and efficient manner. This mission is accomplished through the prudent use of resources, teamwork and coordination.

Various Responsibilities:

  • Repairing and replacing storm drain covers and the cleaning of storm gutters
  • Asphalt patching and repairing of City streets
  • Replacing and repairing sidewalks
  • Installing and removing Holiday lights
  • Painting for crosswalks/parking, handicapped ramps
  • Tree trimming in City right-of-ways
  • Mowing and trimming right-of-ways
  • Clean up after storm, and/or special events
  • Provide signage/barricades/banners for special events
  • Tree maintenance, including removal of fallen trees in the roadway
  • Oversees contract compliance and Street sweeping and maintenance,

Garbage Services:

Garbage is any refuse that is accumulated within the household:

  • Food
  • Paper and plastic items
  • Diapers

Trash Pickup:

Please call (334) 874-2170 with questions about the pick-up dates of trash or designated dumping areas.  If there is garbage in the trash, the trash will not be pickup up.

Henry Hicks

Henry Hicks

Director of Public Works



Public Works
4555 Water Avenue
Selma, Alabama 36703


Monday – Friday
7:00 am-3:00 pm (Winter)
6:00 am-2:00 pm (Summer)



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Severe Weather Alert!


Due to the threat of severe weather, all non-essential city services will be closed on Friday, March 18, 2022.  The City will continue to monitor the situation and depending on the severity of the event may make further changes to hours of operation. 

The Selma Police & Fire Departments will be on regular duty and Public Works will be on call working diligently to address issues as they occur, along with reporting issues to the Alabama Department of Transportation and local utility companies.

Residents are encouraged to stay informed and take proper precautions.  Please stay off roadways as conditions, power lines, and/or trees may be impacted.

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