Welcome to the official website of Jefferson County New York

Highway Department

James Lawrence, Jr   Superintendent
21897 County Rt 190
Watertown, NY 13601
Phone: 315-786-3600    Office
315-786-3610    Garage
Fax: 315-786-3635
Office Hours: 7:00 am to 3:30 pm     November thru April
Garage Hours: 7:00 am to 3:30 pm   November thru April
6:00 am to 4:30 pm   May thru October


To maintain roads and bridges on the County Highway System. The system includes 555 miles of road and 450 drainage structures.

Types Of Services, Assistance

For Towns and Villages

  • Equipment Rental
  • Survey work as required by Highway Law
  • Technical
    • Highway and bridge design
    • Mapping\drafting
    • Permit applications
    • Drainage calculations
    • Construction practices
    • Traffic engineering

For General Public

  • Records Search as pertains to roadways