About Us

Downtown Mobile
General Overview

As empowered under the Code of Alabama Title 23-1-80, the Mobile County Commission is responsible for "general superintendence" of its roads and bridges. Also, the County Commission is mandated to maintain the roads and bridges "so as to render travel over the same as safe and convenient as practicable" and to this end, have legislative and executive powers. In order to meet these requirements, the County Commission relies upon the 8 departments under Public Works. These departments are assigned the day-to-day duties that keep the roads and bridges safe as well as the maintenance of the equipment and vehicles used for such tasks. In addition, the maintenance and operation of our four (4) Parks falls under the responsibility of Public Works. For more information on each, please search through the Department links provided.