Public Works

The City of Covington Public Works Department is responsible for maintenance and improvements for the city's entire infrastructure. This includes sewer plant operations, sewage collection system, water wells, lift stations, traffic signs, drainage and city streets.

Public Works is committed to providing efficient and cost-effective services involving the maintenance and operation of public facilities and equipment.

The Public Works Department is committed to the following goals:

  • To provide prompt, courteous and professional customer service to the community
  • To improve the quality of life within the community
  • To strive for high standards in organizational productivity and efficiency
  • To keep all city infrastructure maintained at the highest level possible to provide effective and safe use

For after-hours sewer or water emergencies:
Call (985) 898-4700 (24 hours/7 days a week)

Non-Emergency Service Requests:
Phone Requests:  (985) 898-4700
Fax Requests:      (985) 898-4729
Email Requests:   [email protected]

“If you are emailing the Dept. of Public Works about a utility (water pressure or sewer backup) issue or a street issue that cannot wait until the next business day, please call our office number at 985-898-4700.  This number is answered 24/7 regardless if it is after normal business hours, weekends or holidays.”

Work Order Request Form
Rental of Barricades

Civic non-profits and schools with barricade requests (other than requests for Special Public Events*) must complete a Barricade Rental Application for City review/approval.  All applicants will be responsible for pickup and return of barricades to the City of Covington, Department of Public Works Barn, 1300 W. 27th Avenue, only after a reservation approval is received. 

To apply for reservation approval, submit a completed application form for City Authorization and present to a Customer Service Representative at City Hall, 317 N. Jefferson Avenue; also, have all fees including required deposit available to finalize reservation.  Rental of barricade fees are $1.50/each per day with a required refundable deposit of $10.00 per barricade, to a maximum of $100.00.

Applications are available at Covington City Hall, 317 N. Jefferson Avenue or see printable application below. 

Barricade Rental Application

If the barricade request is included with a Special Event Permit Application the applicant will follow the requirements provided by the Cultural Arts & Events (CAE) staff. 


Chris Davis
Public Works Director
(985)899-4700 ext. 400
[email protected]

Jim O'Berry
Assistant  Director of Public Works
(985)898-4700 ext. 401
[email protected]

Michael Brandt
Sewer Plant Manager
(985) 898-4736
[email protected]

Ann LaFontaine
Administrative Assistant II
(985)898-4700 ext. 430
[email protected]

Angelica Peters
Administrative Assistant
(985)898-4700 ext. 431
[email protected]