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Public Works Department Divisions

The City of Federal Way Public Works Department is managed by the Administrative Division and organized into five additional divisions.

  • The City’s transportation system is a combined effort between the:

    • Street Systems Division which oversees street improvements, capital streets projects, and maintenance functions of the City’s rights of way; and the

    • Traffic Division which provides transportation planning, traffic operation improvements, and neighborhood traffic services. 

  • Development Services Division reviews all engineering plans for residential and commercial development projects. 

  • Surface Water Management Division works to keep our waterways clean and our residents safe by providing improvements to the City’s stormwater infrastructure, fixing drainage problems, and reducing stormwater runoff. 

  • Solid Waste and Recycling Division manages the solid waste / recycling utility and franchise contract and provides education and outreach to local residents.    


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EJ Walsh, P.E.
Public Works Director

33325 8th Avenue South
Federal Way, WA  98003
Phone Numbers:
Office: (253) 835-2700
Fax: (253) 835-2709
After Hours Emergency: 1-800-400-0749


Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm