Department of Public Services

 The Department of Public Services (DPS) consists of the Public Services Group (PSG) and the Environmental Services Group (ESG). The DPS is one of the largest departments in Wayne County government, employing close to 700 personnel with an annual operating budget of nearly $300 million.  DPS employees oversee, maintain and operate the county's unique assets and complex infrastructure for nearly 1.8 million residents.

Public Services
Public Services is made up six divisions: Administration; Buildings; Engineering; Equipment; Parks and Recreation; and Roads. Utilize the buttons below to access more information about the divisions and learn about the many services they provide. 

Environmental Services
Environmental Services is made up of three divisions: Land Resource Management; Facilities Management; and Water Quality Management. To learn more about the services ESG divisions provide, click on the Environment button below. You will be re-directed to the ESG homepage. 

Whether it's reporting a pothole, seeing up-to-the-minute road conditions with Compass, applying for a soil erosion permit, learning how to care for our watersheds, or reporting an environmental issue, it's all just one click away.   

Contact Us: (313) 224-7600

1-888-ROAD-CREW (1-888-762-3273)                                                                            
Report a road hazard 24/7.

Environmental Emergency Hotline. 


DPS Newsletter - Spring/Summer 2015

Jefferson Ave. Bascule Bridge Information

News & Events

Park It Family Fun Night

Tuesday, September 01, 2015 - DPS-Parks
Enjoy a night out with music, kids activities, giveaways and a movie in the park!
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Bike Through the Lights

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - Wayne County Parks
Biking through the lights is an entirely different experience than riding in your car!
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Lightfest 8k Run/Walk

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - Wayne County Parks
Be among the first to see the 2015 Lightfest at the annual Lightfest 8k Fun Run/Walk
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Halloween Forest Fun Hike

Friday, October 16, 2015 - Wayne County Parks
Take a guided tour and meet all our nature related creatures in this unique Halloween event!
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Family Holiday Fest & Mill Lighting

Saturday, December 12, 2015 - Wayne County Parks
Join us for an old-fashioned celebration of the season at historic Nankin Mills.
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Somewhere in Time

Sunday, September 20, 2015 - Wayne County Parks
This fun-filled family event is designed to recreate Elizabeth Park in the late 1920's!
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Thursday, November 19, 2015  - Thursday, December 31, 2015 - Wayne County Parks
Visit the longest drive-through holiday light display in the midwest!
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Halloween Festival

Saturday, October 17, 2015 - Wayne County Parks
The Wayne County Parks Halloween Festival is an afternoon of free family fun!
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Heroes on Hines

Saturday, October 03, 2015 - Wayne County Parks
Enjoy a run/walk on a traffic-free course while honoring first responders!
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Native American Heritage Day

Saturday, September 26, 2015 - Wayne County Parks
Bring the whole family to share in this celebration of Native American culture!
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Wayne County offers a series of educational programs in 2015

Friday, February 27, 2015 -
Wayne County Parks is offering a series of 90 minute local history presentations on select Saturdays throughout the year. For ages 12 and up, all programs are held at the Nankin Mills Interpretive Center in Westland.
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Saturday in the Park

Saturday, May 02, 2015  - Saturday, September 26, 2015 - Wayne County Parks
Six miles of Hines Park (Hines Drive) will be closed to traffic every Saturday for the public of all ages to run, walk, skate or cycle safely. Hines Drive will be closed from Outer Drive to Ann Arbor Trail.
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Department of Public Services
(313) 224-7600
Recent Photos
 A 10-yard service truck with a fresh load of salt hits the roads.  For the third consecutive year, Wayne County's Downriver Wastewater Treatment Facility has earned the prestigious National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) Platinum Peak Performance Award. Congratulations Facilities Management Division!