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 - Fall / Winter 2014

Jefferson Ave. Bascule Bridge Information

Roads 2015 Seasonal Weight Restrictions

Spring Thaw Road Closures

News & Events

Tap into Wayne County’s sweet program; Maple Sugaring

Monday, March 16, 2015 -
Learn the history of maple sugaring and take a short hike into the woods for an actual tree-tapping demonstration. In celebration of this early spring ritual, the group will enjoy pancakes topped with the “real thing” afterwards! March 21 and 28.
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Mud Day 2015

Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - Wayne County Parks
Combine tons of mud and water to create every child's fantasy and every mother's nightmare!
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Wayne County offers a series of educational programs in 2015

Friday, February 27, 2015 -
Wayne County Parks is offering a series of 90 minute local history presentations on select Saturdays throughout the year. For ages 12 and up, all programs are held at the Nankin Mills Interpretive Center in Westland.
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Nursery School Olympics

Thursday, June 04, 2015 - Wayne County Parks
Wayne County Parks is hosting this event for tomorrow’s champions. Events include Marshmallow Shot Put, Big Wheel Grand Prix (children must bring their own big wheel or bike), Paper Plate Discus, Diaper Derby, Toddler Trot and more!
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Nature Fest

Saturday, June 27, 2015 - Wayne County Parks
The whole family will enjoy this fun filled Nature Fest! The nature-oriented event will feature live entertainment, nature crafts and games, face painting and free canoeing.
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Fishing Derby

Saturday, June 13, 2015 - Wayne County Parks
All kids ages 12 and younger are welcome to have some fishing fun and win prizes. The Rouge River will be stocked with rainbow trout and a casting contest will take place. All anglers need to bring their own equipment and bait.
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Family Fishing Fun Day

Saturday, June 13, 2015 - Wayne County Parks
Come one, come all! It's a fishing free for all!
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Saturday in the Park

Saturday, May 02, 2015  - Saturday, September 26, 2015 -
Six miles of Hines Park (Hines Drive) will be closed to traffic every Saturday for the public of all ages to run, walk, skate or cycle safely. Hines Drive will be closed from Outer Drive to Ann Arbor Trail.
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Marshmallow Drop 2015

Friday, April 03, 2015 - Wayne County Parks
Join Wayne County Parks as a blizzard of marshmallows fall from the sky on April 3!
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Terry Spryszak
Director of Public Services & Environment
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!