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 - Summer 2014 


Featured Pages

News & Events

Somewhere in Time

Sunday, September 21, 2014 -
Join us as we step back into the early 1900's from 11am - 5pm. Antique auto displays, riverboat rides, musical entertainment and refreshments are available for a for a family, fun-filled day!
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Heroes on Hines Half Marathon and 5K Run

Saturday, October 04, 2014 -
Wayne County invites you to participate in the second annual Heroes on Hines Half Marathon and 5K Run on the morning of Saturday, October 4, 2014.
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Native American Heritage Day

Saturday, September 27, 2014 -
This special social gathering includes a traditional drumming circle and dancers in beautiful regalia. Native American crafts and food will be available for purchase. All ages are welcome to enjoy this celebration of Michigan's first people. Free event!
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$2.3 million allocated for Lilley Road improvements in Plymouth and Canton

Monday, February 10, 2014 -
Two portions of Lilley Road, one in Plymouth and the other in Canton Township, will be getting rehabilitated. The stretch in Plymouth is a .7 mile area from Ann Arbor Trail to Plymouth Road. The section in Canton Township is a one mile stretch from Warr
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Congestion and safety improvements coming to I-275/M-153 (Ford Road) interchange in Canton

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 -
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), Wayne County Department of Public Services, and Canton Township are working together to address congestion and safety at the busy I-275/M-153 (Ford Road) interchange in Canton.
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Wayne County to make improvements to Mack Avenue this summer

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 -
Road improvements are coming to Mack Avenue in 2014 when the County performs a road rehabilitation project from Harvard, just south of Cadieux, to Moross
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Wayne County’s Roads Division: storm cleanup continues with more snow expected tonight

Monday, January 13, 2014 -
In the aftermath of this week’s powerful snow storm and frigid temperatures, Wayne County’s Department of Public Services’ Roads Division has been out in full force cleaning up.
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All new Compass webApp for smart phones and tablets

Monday, December 16, 2013 -
Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano and the county’s Departments of Public Services and Technology officially launched the new webApp for the all new, redesigned Compass.
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Terry Spryszak
Director of Public Services & Environment
Public Services
(313) 224-7600
Recent Photos
The Heroes on Hines Half Marathon and 5K Run won a 2014 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties. Register for this year's Heroes, Oct. 4, at The newly restored pedestrian bridges in Elizabeth Park won a 2014 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties, in the category of Arts and Historic Preservation  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!