Public Works

The Public Works Department ensures that the City streets, parks, stormwater system and buildings are maintained and safe for the residents of Ham Lake, plus they maintain a fleet of  construction equipment, trucks and city vehicles.


The Public Works Department maintains approximately 140 miles of roads which includes 235 cul-de-sacs.  Street Maintenance minimizes deterioration and maintains public safety, providing safe, convenient travel, prolonging the life of the streets.  Maintenance includes seal coating, crack sealing, pothole patching, street sweeping, and gravel road maintenance in the summer months and snow plowing with ice control in the winter months.  This department also is responsible for roadside mowing and trimming boulevard trees.

The City of Ham Lake, Anoka County, and MnDOT have STREET CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS.  To find out updated information about  these projects, including maps, select this link:

The City has developed a Pavement Management Plan. The Plan, along with yearly inspections, helps determine the course of maintenance for each street.

Residents can insure that snow plow drivers can do their jobs by installing their mailboxes per the specifications of the U.S. Post Office and not place landscaping or debris on the City right-of-way.

Also, to help keep all City streets clear in the winter months, THERE IS NO PARKING ON ANY CITY STREET BETWEEN THE HOURS OF MIDNIGHT AND 6:00 A.M., BETWEEN OCTOBER 1 AND APRIL 30, OF ANY YEAR.


The City of Ham Lake’s storm water system is made up of its storm sewers and related water quality and holding ponds that help control the quantity and quality of rain and snow melt entering our area’s ponds and ditches.  It is the responsibility of the Public Works Department to maintain this system.  For more information please see the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan/Local Water Management Plan.

City Parks

For information regarding City Parks click here.