The primary function of the Street Department is to perform maintenance and repair on all city streets, alleys, and drainage facilities, along with highways within the city limits.

There are 53 miles of streets in the city, with 52.9 miles being hard surfaced. There are 26 miles of alleys, with 14.4 miles being paved.

Other services performed by the department include traffic marking, street sweeping, flushing of streets, handling signs and sign maintenance, and performing repair services on vehicles and machinery.