Welcome to Public Works

Todd Whitaker, PE
Public Works Director

Todd Whitaker is the Director of the Public Works Department and the County Engineer. The Director oversees the three main areas of Public Works: Administration, Road Maintenance, and Survey & Engineering.

The Public Works Department is responsible for approximately 500 miles of County roads and 120 County bridges. Eric Berry, LS is the County Surveyor and is included within this organization.

The Buena Vista Ferry is maintained by Marion County Public Works.  Call the recorded "Ferry Information Line" at (503) 588-7979  or Marion County Public Works Dispatch at (503) 588-5304 for status and hours of operation.

Click web link below for Buena Vista Ferry updates.

Surplus Beams #1

Polk County Public Works has begun listing surplus property online at www.publicsurplus.com. It is free access for the public. Only public institutions sell their items on this site. Please check the site for current property for sale.

Public Works is also offering beams that were removed from County bridges. We have beams in 16 foot and 42 foot lengths. Some have curbs (please see the table below).

Please complete the following form to submit a road repair request, make a comment, or ask a question. Please provide as much detail as possible as to the location and description of the problem.  Thank you.

Polk County Public Works
820 S. W. Ash Street
Dallas, OR 97338

Ph.:  (503) 623-9287
Fax: (503) 623-0897