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 - Spring 2014

DPS Newsletter - Fall/Winter 2013
DPS Newsletter - Summer 2013  







Featured Pages

News & Events

Wayne County Federal Aid Committee meeting planned

Tuesday, July 08, 2014  - Friday, July 11, 2014 -
On Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 10:00am, the Wayne County Federal Aid Committee will be meeting at the Summit on the Park in Canton Township. The facility is located at 46000 Summit Place, Canton, MI 48188. The meeting is open to the public.
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Thousands of kids get down and dirty at Wayne County Parks' Mud Day

Friday, June 13, 2014 -
Wayne County Parks is set to transform the Hines Park-Nankin Mills Area into a giant 75' x 150' mud pit playground on Tuesday, July 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Children, ages 12 and younger, will have the opportunity to get down and dirty!
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Wayne County is calling all cyclists, skaters, runners and walkers!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 -
On May 3, the Saturday in the Park program returns! Every Saturday through September 27, visitors will have the opportunity to do their favorite activities in a vehicle-free environment on a six-mile stretch of Hines Drive.
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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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Saturday in the Park

Saturday, May 03, 2014  - Saturday, September 27, 2014 - Wayne County Parks
Enjoy a run, walk or bike ride without traffic during Saturdays in the Park!
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Fishing Derby

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - Wayne County Parks
Come to Waterford Bend for some fishing fun for the entire family!
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Mud Day

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 - Wayne County Parks
It's the MUDDIEST day of the year!
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New Country on the River

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - Wayne County Parks
Elizabeth Park is the place for country music!
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Jazz on the River

Saturday, August 02, 2014  - Sunday, August 03, 2014 - Wayne County Parks
Head down to Elizabeth Park for some SMOOTH JAZZ!
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Somewhere in Time

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - Wayne County Parks
Go back in time at Elizabeth Park with Somewhere in Time!
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Native American Heritage Day

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - Wayne County Parks
Enjoy this special day learning about Native American culture and heritage!
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Heroes on Hines

Saturday, October 04, 2014 - Wayne County Parks
Help us commermorate the 2nd annual Heroes on Hines event with a traffic free run along Hines Drive!
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Halloween Festival

Saturday, October 18, 2014  - Saturday, October 18, 2014 - Wayne County Parks
Get ready for an afternoon of games, entertainment and candy!
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Lightfest 8k Fun Run & Walk

Tuesday, November 18, 2014  - Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - Wayne County Parks
Be among the first to see the new displays at the Wayne County Lightfest!
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Bike Through the Lights

Wednesday, November 19, 2014  - Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - Wayne County Parks
See the Lightfest in a whole new way with Bike Through the Lights!
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Lightfest Grand Opening

Thursday, November 20, 2014  - Thursday, November 20, 2014 - Wayne County Parks
Join us on opening night of the Wayne County Lightfest!
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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 -
Grosse Pointe, MI – 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. The project will receive funding from both the Wayne County Federal Aid Committe
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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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County to improve Cherry Hill from Canton Center to Beck in 2015

Monday, January 13, 2014 -
Cherry Hill Road from Canton Center Road to Beck Road will be getting much needed improvements in 2015.
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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 PreservationWayne County street sweepers cleaning Eureka Road, in Taylor, May 20A patching crew fills potholes, May 20, on E. Outer Drive between Chandler Park and Warren Avenue in DetroitWorkers patch potholes on Allen Road in Woodhaven, Friday, April 4.Crews patch potholes on E. Outer Drive near Chandler Park, Monday, March 24. Roads Division patching crew driving Jefferson Ave. in Wyandotte Saturday, March 8.Roads Division crew filling a pothole on Jefferson Ave. in Wyandotte, Saturday, March 8. The award-winning Downriver Wastewater Treatment Facility in Wyandotte - two NACWA Platinum Peak Performance Awards, 2012 & 2013!