Department of Public Works (DPW)

The Department of Public Works maintains the Village's infrastructure, including water and sewer systems, 24 miles of roads, 34 miles of sidewalks, parks, and several municipal buildings.

Dustin Martin

Superintendent, DPW

Phone: 518.891.4160

Have a question for Dustin? Reach out

Dustin Martin

Superintendent, DPW

Phone: 518.891.4160

Have a question for Dustin? Reach out



Public Works is responsible for maintaining the Village’s public streets, storm water drainage and sanitary sewer systems. It also manages road repair and construction, park maintenance, street beautification and maintenance of the Village's vehicles.
The Public Works Department (DPW) consists of three divisions responsible for the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Village's infrastructure and other public services. 
The DPW also supports a wide variety of special projects and events, including:

The Public Works Department is overseen by a Superintendent of Public Works and is staffed by seventeen full-time employees and four part-time employees. 



95 Van Buren Street

Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Hours of Operation: 7:00am - 3:30pm Monday through Friday

Water Tapping, Water Meter, Sewer Tapping, Street and/or Sidewalk Opening

New construction? Or a replacement of something old? This permit ensures that the Village's Department of Public Works is aware of any changes related to water metering and sewer lines, and helps to update the file for you property with any recent changes. The DPW Permit is for:

  • Sewer line 
  • Water meter
  • Water line
  • Sidewalk opening (as related to water/sewer)
  • Road opening

Contact Dustin Martin, Superintendent of the DPW, (518)891-4160 or to get started. 

Compost Hours

​Hours of Operation:

​Monday - Friday 7:00am-2:30pm

Saturday - Sunday 7:00am-12:00 pm


At this time, we will only be accepting leaves and lawn clippings. Brush, trees and branches of any size will be prohibited at this time. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the compost facility, please call 518-891-4160.  


Compost Permit Application