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Public Services

Public Services



Jack Tackett, Service Director

Teresa Harmon

Clerk Typist
55 Mary Ann St.
Portsmouth, OH  45662

Ph: (740) 354-7766
Fx: (740) 354-7767
Emergency Ph:
(740) 353-5419
24 hours a day

Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

The mission the Department of Public Service is to maintain the City’s parks, streetscemeterytraffic control, and all vehicles and equipment, as well as provide a sanitation service to every household for the safety of the public and improvement of the quality of life for the citizens of Portsmouth.


Our vision is to create and maintain a quality public service that will provide a sustainable community with a clean, safe, and pleasant environment that the citizens and employees of the City will be proud of, and will help the City maintain a strong sense of community into the future.


In order to accomplish our mission and make our vision a reality, we must make these shared values fundamental:

  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Commitment
  • Accountability
  • Compassion
  • Responsiveness
  • Initiative
  • Efficiency


  • Assume a positive intent
  • Listen – seek first to understand, then to be understood
  • Look for the lesson when mistakes are made
  • Be trusting, trustworthy, and accountable
  • Treat others as they would like to be treated
  • Be tough on the issues, tender on people
Portsmouth City Service Team

Service Department