Streets Maintenance Division

  1. Who do I contact for street maintenance issues (potholes, drainage problems, sidewalk damage, street reconstruction, etc.)?
  2. Will the city pickup dead animals?
  3. When will the city pickup leaves in my area?
  4. What can I do with leaves that fall after leaf pickup is completed?
  5. The city damaged my mailbox, what do I do?

 


 

1. Who do I contact for street maintenance issues (potholes, drainage problems, sidewalk damage, street reconstruction, etc.)?
Contact the Streets Maintenance Division at 329-4444.

2. Will the city pickup dead animals?
Yes, the city will pickup dead wildlife if in the street or city right-of-way, but not on private property.  Please contact the City of Portage Streets Maintenance Division at 329-4444.  Note: The city will not pickup domestic animals.  For this service, please contact Kalamazoo County Animal Control at 383-8775.

3. When will the city pickup leaves in my area?
The schedule can be found on the City of Portage website within the Streets Maintenance section. Materials must be placed at curbside no later than 7 a.m. on Monday of the designated week. Items placed out after 7 a.m. on Monday will not be collected.

4. What can I do with leaves that fall after leaf pickup is completed?
The city will collect leaves bagged in biodegradable paper bags in April.  Loose leaves will only be collected in the fall.

5. My mailbox was damaged during snow plowing operations.  What do I do?
Residents may report damage to a mailbox to the Streets Maintenance Division as soon as it is discovered. Please contact the Streets Maintenance Division at 329-4444 or use the convenient online Report It! submission tool from this website.