Public Works 


As of Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - City Hall is open to the public during normal business hours. Everyone entering City Hall must adhere to strict social distancing protocols and face masks are required for all individuals entering the building. 

We encourage customers to conduct as much business as possible by telephone and electronic means. We will be checking our emails and voicemail daily and will get back to you within 24 hrs. Please call the Public Works Department at (775)784-9914 or send us an email.

The health and safety of our residents and employees of the City of Fernley is of paramount importance during this time of uncertainty and we appreciate your patience and understanding of the current situation.



The Public Works and General Services Department includes the following ten divisions:

  • Water Treatment
  • Water Distribution
  • Waste Water
  • Streets and Storm Drains
  • General Services (includes four departments below) 
    • Vector Control
    • Facilities
    • Cemetery
    • Parks
  • Fleet
  • Utility Billing

The Department is responsible for operation, maintenance and improvement of all publicly owned infrastructure, including but not limited to:

  • Buildings and Grounds
  • Parks and Open Space
  • Streets and Sidewalks, excluding State Right-of-Way
  • Street Lights, Traffic Signals, and Signage
  • Storm Drain Infrastructure
  • Water Conveyance System
  • Water Tanks, Pump Stations and Wells
  • Treated Water Distribution System
  • Water Treatment Plant
  • Waste Water Collection Piping and Lift Stations
  • Waste Water Treatment Plant

The Engineering Department provides the following services to the community:

  • Civil Improvement Plan Review
  • Grading Permits
  • Encroachment Permits (PDF)
  • Public Improvement Inspection and Acceptance
  • City Engineering Services
  • Capital Improvement Projects
  • Water Rights Dedications

Public Works is committed to provide for the management and maintenance of the City’s infrastructure.

Public Works Design Standards 

June 13, 2008, the Public Works Department released the latest revision to our design standards (PDF). They may also be purchased from the City for $40.

Current Public Works Bids

2016 Water Rate Study