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

Wayne County Lightfest kicks-off November 19 with opening ceremony

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - DPS-Parks
Largest and longest drive-through holiday light show in the Midwest runs until Dec. 31 (except Christmas Day)
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Wayne County Parks Offers Sneak Peak of Lightfest 2015 during Annual Lightfest Fun Run/Walk and Bike through the Lights

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - DPS-Parks
Enjoy seeing the Lightfest in a whole new way with the Lightfest 8k Run/Walk or Bike Through the Lights!
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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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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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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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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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