Public Works

The mission of the Public Works Department of the City of Baker City is to provide responsive, efficient, and cost effective Public Works services in a manner that safeguards public safety, accommodates ease of use, and provides aesthetic enjoyment in the public right of way while protecting public property, providing for existing and future infrastructure needs, and meeting the needs of our citizens.

The City of Baker City's Public Works Department is a very diverse department with many specialty areas as shown in the chart below (click on the chart to enlarge):
Public Works organization chart

Our department employees are highly skilled and trained to take care of your public works needs. Please give us a call (541) 524-2047 or send an email if we can be of service to you. 


 Beginning August 21, 2023, the Baker City Public Works Department will be chip-sealing several city streets. The work is expected to last four days. The chip seal process extends the life of a street by restoring vital asphalt pavement components that are lost through the aging and oxidation process. By sealing the street, moisture is unable to penetrate below the asphalt surface. A list of the streets to be treated as well as a map showing the street locations for the 2023 project are on the reverse. 

Notices will be provided to residents affected by the street improvement project at least two business days prior. Please expect traffic delays and possible rerouting of traffic during this project. Should inclement weather conditions or mechanical issues arise, the street work will be rescheduled for the next available work day.          

2023 Chip Seal Documents

Your cooperation and patience during this project are appreciated. If you have any questions, please contact Baker City Public Works at 541-524-2047.

2023 Chip Seal