The City of Binghamton Department of Public Works, with a staff of 161, is responsible for providing the following services:
To report a street light that is out or in need of repair, please use the City of Binghamton App. You may also call our dispatch office at (607)772-7020. If possible, please include the pole number in your request.
When a street is scheduled for reconstruction, curbs, sidewalks, underground utilities, and the road surface are all replaced as part of the project. Generally speaking however, curbs and sidewalks are the responsibility of the property owner as stated in the City Ordinance. The Engineering Department offers a 50 - 50 rebate program, for which residents must sign up. The City then pays 50% of the cost for curb and/or sidewalk replacement and the property owner pays ther other 50%.
The property owner is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of sidewalks.
In accordance with the Code of Ordinances, §355-14. depositing snow on streets and sidewalks is prohibited.
In accordance with the Code of Ordinances, §265-13. public sidewalks abutting upon private property shall be maintained and repaired by the owner of the property in accordance with the following provisions: