General Services Department

Duties & Responsibilities

The General Services Department is committed to providing timely, cost effective, and high quality services to our customers while achieving the highest levels of customer satisfaction. 

General Services serves as a steward of the City’s physical assets. Through regular and long-range planning, our department provides for and maintains City facilities—infrastructure that supports quality of life for its citizens and serves as a foundation for a healthy economy.

About the City of Durham General Services Department

The General Services Department builds and maintains City properties, making Durham a great place for people to live, work, and play. Our core functions include the acquisition and sale of properties, design and management of new construction and renovation projects, building maintenance, landscaping, urban forestry, cemeteries management, sustainability and energy management, cultural and public art management, and support for the nonprofit organization Keep Durham Beautiful.

Latest News

  • Interactive City Tree Map is now online https://durhamnc.gov/4278/Interactive-City-Tree-Map
  • GSD Facilities and Custodial teams continue to put finishing touches on City Hall for Limited Services Re-Opening