Offices Closed for Good Friday: All county offices will be closed on Friday, March 30, for the holiday. This includes parks offices, public works, courts and all other administrative offices. Offices will re-open Monday, April 2.

Public Works


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Change in Free Trash Day Policy

Beginning October 1, 2017, the dumping of roofing shingles will no longer be free of charge at the monthly free trash days. Instead, a $150 surcharge plus a fee based on the weight of the shingles will be charged to anyone dropping off roofing shingles.

This policy change is offset the problem that roofing shingles are not biodegradable.

Asphalt Road Projects

2015 was a historic year in north Texas in terms of weather. After years of drought and water usage restrictions, the region received an unprecedented amount of rainfall in 2015. In most respects, the plentiful rainfall was a welcome sight, filling area lakes and easing anxieties due to insufficient water resources. Although rain totals vary in different parts of the county, weather outlets measured an annual total of approximately 71” compared to an average annual rainfall of 38.25” in Collin County, almost double the normal amount.

However, the bountiful rainfall also overwhelmed our infrastructure which had a devastating effect. The resulting runoff, drainage and flooding throughout the county caused significant damage to our road network. As such, it became necessary to temporarily suspend our County Road paving program (the “50 Miles” program) in favor of concentrating our resources on repairing the numerous roads affected by the severe weather.

Public Works staff currently estimates a delay of 12 to 18 month for Asphalt Road Projects given the size and scope or weather related damage. We humbly seek your patience as we progress through these challenges and wish to assure the citizens that our commitment to safety is unwavering. We encourage residents to report any conditions that compromise safety or create a dangerous situation. Citizens can call the Public Works office at 972-548-3700, email or log a service request here on our website to report an issue.

We apologize for the inconvenience and pledge that the County will resume road paving projects as soon as practical. In the meantime, be sure to check the County Road Paving Program webpage for any updates.

Our Mission
  • Provide the citizens of Collin County the safest driving conditions possible through proficient construction and maintenance of all county roads and bridges.
  • Maintain good public relations by providing information in a helpful and informative manner.
  • Uphold the policies approved by the Commissioners Court.
  • Continuously strive for construction and maintenance improvements through use of new methods and materials.
  • And our newest asphalt every mile of county road within ten years.
What Is That and How Is It Done?
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