Public Works

Our MissionThe mission of the Public Works department is to provide infrastructure and quality of life related services to residents and visitors of Whitfield County. The Public Works Department accomplishes this mission through its six divisions: Paving/Pavement Management, Right Of Way Maintenance (potholes, guardrail, and tiles), Sign and Signal Maintenance, Right Of Way Mowing and Tree Maintenance, Parks Division, and Fleet Services. This mission will be driven by the values of:.

  • Professionalism: We will perform quality work, be respectful of our workers and citizens, be innovative in the use of our resources and be in perpetual pursuit of improvement.
  • Integrity: Staff will be fair, consistent, open, honest, responsible and selfless in our actions and decisions
  • Accountability: We will be responsible in our use of resources (funds, materials, equipment and people) to do all we can to protect the health, safety and general welfare of the public and our staff. We will continue to be good stewards of the government infrastructure and resources.
Any individuals conducting Timber Harvesting Activities shall furnish a copy of the state wide form to the Whitfield County Public Works Office, 170 Gillespie Drive, Dalton, GA 30721. Phone: 706-278-7167 / Fax: 706-278-2165 or email: For questions: Contact Tony McTaggart @ 706-463-1537