Grounds Maintenance

In general, this division has responsibility for maintaining the grounds of all City-owned property and rights-of-ways. It is responsible for the following tasks:

  • Mows over 285 acres of turf in parks and around City buildings.
  • Provides maintenance for 2,265 street trees.
  • Maintains 35 miles of City rights-of-ways including streets and ditches.
  • Maintains 65 flower beds throughout the City.
  • Removes snow from 3-¾ miles of sidewalks on City property.
  • Provides set up for special events such as Carolling on the Green, Spring/Summer Performing Arts Series, Festival of Lights, Old Dover Days, etc.
  • Decorates trees on Loockerman Street and The Plaza, and other City properties for the holiday season.
  • Provides herbicide spraying for weed control on 137 miles of City streets.
  • Maintains safety surfaces under City playground equipment.
  • Edges sidewalks and curbs on City properties.
  • Controls vegetation in 20 miles of alleys.
  • Reviews Landscape Plans of Developers for the Dover Advisory Committee (DAC).
  • Assists Electric Department in bioremediation projects.
  • Assists both the Electric and Public Works Departments with yard repairs.
General Information
Phone Numbers
302-674-7541 302-736-7050
Fax: 302-678-2674
Emergencies: Dial 911
10 Electric Avenue