The Public Works Department renders a wide range of services to both private and public entities throughout the territory. It is our responsibility to ensure that these services are delivered efficiently and economically, with due care to sound engineering principles.

Our Vision

The Public Works Department aims to provide a sound and advanced infrastructure network throughout the Virgin Islands.

Our Mission

To provide a safe, practical, efficient, economically and environmentally sound infrastructure that is well designed, constructed and maintained in accordance to recognized regional and international codes and standards and is in harmony with the Territory's social and economic goals.

Our Values

As accountable Public Servants we aim to exemplify the highest standards of:

  •  Excellence
  •  Integrity
  •  Commitment and respect in the work we execute


Our Department

Administration, Accounting and Procurement

To provide administrative, accounting and procurement services to our internal and external customers within a timely manner abiding by all legislations, financial instructions and making  sound economic decisions in the best interest of the Government.


  • Accounts
  • Human Resources
  • Administration

Building and Construction

To guarantee guidance and supervision in applying building codes, engineering and construction principles for the effective supervision, maintenance, design and implementation of infrastructures, equipment and Government Buildings.


  • Building Maintenance
  • Building Authority
  • Construction Management
  • Architecture
  • Quantity Surveying

Roads, Bridges & Traffic

To ensure efficient planning, design, construction and maintenance of the territory's road network including traffic guidance and safety through calming devices, signage and markings.


  • Roads and Bridges
  • Traffic
  • Construction Engineering

Workshop and Stores

To efficiently service, maintain and repair Government Vehicles.


  • Workshop
  • Stores


Services we Provide

  • Establish and maintain the Territory’s road network
  • Architectural and landscaping, Design and Planning
  • Construction and maintenance of Government owned building structures
  • Planning, design, construction and maintenance of public infrastructure (roads, bridges, drainage, jetties, etc.)
  • Issue Permits for building, demolition and the use of Explosives
  • Issue Certificate of Occupancy (Building structures)
  • Preliminary and final engineering services
  • Service and repair of Government vehicles
  • Project Management Services for Government projects
  • Provide guidance in applying building codes and engineering principles during construction
  • Issue Certificates for permission to open Public roads
  • Traffic guidance and safety through road markings, signage and intersection control
  • Assist with implementing traffic diversions plans for planned/unplanned incidents or events and ensure area is safe for motoring public
  • Monitor activities that are impacting traffic flow, including road works and construction
  • Disaster Recovery following Natural Disasters

Department Contact Information

To make contact with Public Works Department, see below for contact information:

Public Works Department

P.O.Box 284
Road Town, Tortola
Virgin Islands (British) VG1110

Business Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Roads  : 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Email Address:

Telephone:1(284) 468 5902 | 1(284) 494-2722
Fax:1(284) 468 5726

Sister Islands Contact Information

The Settlement, Anegada
Telephone:1(284) 468 5902 | 1(284) 494-2722

Virgin Gorda
The Valley, Virgin Gorda
Telephone: 1(284) 468-6515

Jost Van Dyke
East End, Jost Van Dyke
Telephone: 1(284) 468 9688