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

Park It Family Fun Night

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - DPS-Parks
Bring your entire family for a great evening in the park!
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Nursery School Olympics

Thursday, June 02, 2016 - DPS-Parks
Bring your little champion to Elizabeth Park for a morning of fun activities!
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Hobby Day at Crosswinds Marsh

Saturday, August 13, 2016 - DPS-Parks
Hobby Day is the perfect time to try something new!
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Family Fishing Fun Day

Saturday, June 11, 2016 - DPS-Parks
Bring the family to Crosswinds Marsh to enjoy a day of free fishing!
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Nature Fest

Saturday, June 25, 2016 - DPS -Parks
The whole family will enjoy this fun filled Nature Fest!
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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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Cruisin' Hines

Sunday, August 28, 2016 - DPS-Parks
Full day of classic cars and hot rods highlight 6th annual Cruisin’ Hines event
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Saturday in the Park

Saturday, May 07, 2016  - Saturday, September 24, 2016 - DPS-Parks
Hines Park is the place to be on Saturdays for traffic-free biking, running, rollerblading and walking!
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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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Heroes on Hines

Saturday, October 01, 2016 - DPS-Parks
Support first responders by being part of HEROES ON HINES!
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Somewhere in Time

Sunday, September 18, 2016 - DPS-Parks
Turn back the hands of time at the annual “Somewhere in Time” event at Elizabeth Park!
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Native American Heritage Day

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - DPS-Parks
Enjoy a wonderful cultural event for the entire family!
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Jazz on the River

Saturday, August 06, 2016  - Sunday, August 07, 2016 - DPS-Parks
Get ready for a full weekend of smooth jazz at Elizabeth Park in Trenton!
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New Country on the River

Saturday, July 30, 2016 - DPS-Parks
Full day of country music and fun planned by Wayne County Parks!
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Mud Day

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - DPS-Parks
Get ready for the MUDDIEST day of the year!
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Wayne County Parks Fishing Derby

Saturday, June 11, 2016 - DPS-Parks
Bring your fishing pole and bait to Waterford Bend Park for a morning of fishing!
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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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