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 to be 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
DPS 2015 Equipment Auction Information

News & Events

Two Halloween events coming to Wayne County Parks!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - DPS-Parks
The entire family will enjoy these Halloween events at Nankin Mills!
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Halloween Forest Fun Hike

Friday, October 14, 2016  - Saturday, October 15, 2016 - DPS-Parks
Try a whole new type of Halloween event at Nankin Mills Interpretive Center!
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Family Holiday Fest and Mill Lighting at Nankin Mills

Saturday, December 10, 2016 - DPS-Parks
Join us for an old fashioned celebration of the season at Nankin Mills Interpretive Center!
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Halloween Festival

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - DPS-Parks
Hayrides, games, entertainment and fun await your family at the Wayne County Parks Halloween Festival!
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Bike Through the Lights

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - DPS-Parks
This is your chance to ride a bike through the Wayne County Lightfest!
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Lightfest 8k Run/Walk

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - DPS-Parks
Enjoy a breathtaking walk/run through the Midwest's longest drive through holiday light display!
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Wayne County Lightfest

Thursday, November 17, 2016  - Saturday, December 31, 2016 - DPS-Parks
Join us for the largest and longest drive-through holiday light show in the Midwest!
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Beverly Watts
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!

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