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. 

Township Roads Initiative


DPS Newsletter - Fall / Winter 2014


Jefferson Ave. Bascule Bridge Information



Featured Pages

News & Events

Wayne County Lightfest

Thursday, November 20, 2014  - Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - DPS-Parks
Don't miss the new and improved Wayne County Lightfest with new displays and LED lights!
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Holiday Fest and Mill Lighting

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - Wayne County Parks
Join us for an old fashioned celebration of the season at historic Nankin Mills.
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Lightfest 8K Fun Run / Walk

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 -
Gather your friends and family to enjoy a breathtaking run / walk along Hines Drive, home of the Wayne County Lightfest, the Midwest's longest drive-through holiday light display!
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Lightfest Bike Through the Lights

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 -
Due to popular demand, Wayne County Parks is offering bike riders a chance to bike through the lights before Lightfest opens to the public! This is an out and back event so all bike riders must be able to bike to the Warrendale picnic area and back (16K)
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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
Make sure to visit Lightfest in Hines Park. It's open Monday - Thursday, 7 PM - 10 PM. Friday - Sunday, 6 PM - 10 PM. Lightfest is open through Dec. 31. 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!