Central Maintenance is the vehicle maintenance department for the City of Rome, charged with writing specifications for all of the City's equipment and maintaining it through out its life cycle. Central Maintenance is responsible for every piece of equipment that the city owns (with the exception of the fire department). From police cars to payloaders, the fleet currently stands at 247 pieces of equipment. In addition, Central Maintenance is responsible for roughly 100 pieces of light equipment such as, lawnmowers, chainsaws, pumps and generators. A complete parts room inventory is also maintained for around the clock repairs when needed.
Central Maintenance houses it's own repair shop, capable of repairing just about every piece of equipment the City owns. In addition, they also have their own tire repair shop, weld shop, and body shop. During winter months the shop operates a minimum of two shifts for maintenance and repairs, as well as mechanics for plow and sander repairs. During summer months they operate on a six day work week, which allows time to cover VIP Transportation buses on Saturdays.
The department is comprised of ten dedicated employees. The Central Maintenance mechanics are skilled in all types or repair and are capable of working on and repairing any equipment the City owns; no one mechanic works on any one single type of equipment.