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/Summer 2015

Jefferson Ave. Bascule Bridge Information

DPS 2015 Equipment Auction Information


News & Events

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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Halloween Forest Fun Hike

Friday, October 16, 2015 - Wayne County Parks
Take a guided tour and meet all our nature related creatures in this unique Halloween event!
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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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Halloween Festival

Saturday, October 17, 2015 - Wayne County Parks
The Wayne County Parks Halloween Festival is an afternoon of free family fun!
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Heroes on Hines

Saturday, October 03, 2015 - Wayne County Parks
Enjoy a run/walk on a traffic-free course while honoring first responders!
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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!