Roads & Drainage



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Increase in the Stormwater Utility Fee

Effective June 1, 2023 and for the first time ever, the DeKalb County Governing Authority increased the Stormwater Utility fee. The increased revenue will allow Roads and Drainage to address the backlog of stormwater infrastructure repair work orders; repair/maintain more ponds every year, clean more catch basins, respond more quickly to repair requests, partner with schools for a Green School Yards Initiative and invest in Green Infrastructure. Click here for more information.

Clicking here will take you to the SWU page 

Roads and Drainage - "Ensuring DeKalb County's Safety"


The Roads and Drainage Division of Public Works is responsible for performing all needed repairs, maintenance, construction and upgrades to the county's roadway system, including bridges, drainage structures and traffic control devices.

Roads and Drainage responds to roadway emergencies in order to keep the roadways safe and operational.  During winter storms, Roads and Drainage crews clear major arterial and collector roads as the first priority.  Secondary roads are cleared as the second priority and local roads are cleared as the third priority.

Roads and Drainage is also responsible for the management of the county's Stormwater Utility.

You can contact Roads and Drainage customer service at (404) 297-3840.

Request for Assistance form (road maintenance issues)