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Lincoln Hooper

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1543
273 Queen Anne Road
Harwich, MA

Phone Numbers:
(508) 430-7555 Main
(508) 430-7598 Fax

General Inquiries/comments:
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 DPW Office Hours

Monday - Thursday
8:30AM - 4:00PM

8:30AM - 12:00PM

Saturday, Sunday, & Holidays


 Harwich Department of Public Works

Through teamwork and interdepartmental cooperation, the Department of Public Works strives to provide the highest quality of public service to the residents, businesses, and visitors of Harwich, in the most cost-efficient manner. These services include snow and ice removal, storm water drainage, construction and maintenance of public roadways, solid waste management, maintenance of Town-owned parks, athletic fields, beaches, cemeteries, public buildings and grounds, as well as the planting and upkeep of the Town's public shade trees.

The Division of Highways and Maintenance is comprised of the following departments:

  • Highway
  • Transfer Station / Recycling
  • Parks and Beaches
  • Cemetery
  • Building Maintenance
  • Forestry
  • Vehicle Maintenance



Please click here to view our

Snow and Ice Policy adopted by the Board of Selectmen in 2006.


Private roads must meet the minimum standards set by the Board of Selectmen on October 6, 2003 in order to receive snowplowing and sanding services.  The criteria may be viewed here:




Private Roads Minimum Standards


Click the link below to view this year’s inspection report.

2017 Private Roads Inspection Report


Helpful Snow Removal Tips