Environmental Services

PLEASE NOTE: In response to COVID-19 and the CDC’s recommendations, until further notice, we will no longer accept in-person payments effective Monday, March 23, 2020. Checks and money orders for Commercial Landscape Sureties and Payment of Violations can be mailed to the address below. Checks, money orders, and cash payments can be deposited at the LexServ dropbox in front of the Government Center, 200 East Main St. Payments deposited in the LexServ dropbox need to include the purpose of the payment and applicant contact information.   

Division of Environmental Services
200 E. Main St.
9th Floor
Lexington, KY  40507

The Division of Environmental Services provides a wide range of environmentally-related services to city government and the public. These include civic beautification, urban forestry, greenway management, mowing of corridors and county roads, enforcement of environmental ordinances, public outreach and education, and internal energy initiatives.  


Applications now open for Citizens’ Environmental Academy

The City of Lexington is seeking environmental “super citizens.” Are you interested in learning the ins and outs of recycling? Want to know more about wastewater treatment?

Volunteers Branch Out for Tree Hop

City celebrates 20th anniversary of Reforest the Bluegrass by planting trees at 20 smaller sites throughout the county.

Portion of South Upper Street closed to traffic

South Upper Street between West High Street and West Maxwell Street remains closed to traffic. A Columbia Gas crew discovered a large hole underground around utility pipes while working to fix a natural gas leak. Gravel is being used to fill in the hole.