Public Works

Department of Public Works Notice - COVID 19

At this time, the Department of Public Works will remain operational. Any inquiries or concerns can be reported to the DPW office. All permits (including but not limited to Road Opening, Trench, Driveway, and Sewer Connection) can be downloaded from the Town website. Completed permit applications and associated fees can be mailed or deposited in the drop box at 5 Millbury Street, Auburn, MA 01501. Please no cash payments.

For additional information, please refer to the following list of contacts:

  • Joanna Paquin, DPW Director/Town Engineer – Email or Call 508-832-7814
  • Nicholas Schwartz, Assistant DPW Director / Superintendent of the Sewer Division - Email or Call 508-832-7812
  • Ken Fairbanks, Highway, Parks and Cemetery Superintendent – Email or Call 508-832-7814
  • Eilish Corey, Senior Civil Engineer/Stormwater – Email or Call 508-832-7814
  • Kristen Pappas, Recreation Director – Email or Call 508-755-3291

Department Information

The Department of Public Works maintains capital facilities, and provides services and performs functions for the Town of Auburn related to:

  • Bridges
  • Cemetery
  • Dams
  • Forestry
  • Highways
  • Landfill
  • Parks
  • Recreation
  • Sanitary Sewer
  • Sidewalks
  • Stormwater
  • Streets


The Department of Public Works consists of four divisions.