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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.

The mission of DPS is to provide roads, buildings and park maintenance services; recreational opportunities; as well as high quality, cost-effective storm water, wastewater, and solid waste services to Wayne County residents, municipalities, businesses and visitors so they can experience safe, convenient and reliable travel, abundant recreational opportunities, proficient and well-managed drains and environmentally sound solid waste disposal.

This mission will be accomplished through the Road Maintenance, Equipment, Engineering, Administration, Parks, Facilities Management, Land Resource Management, and Water Quality Management divisions. All services will be will be provided with our customers in mind and our values of efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability incorporated.

The Department's vision is to lead the nation in providing exemplary and efficient services that continuously promote and enhance the highest quality of life for those who choose to live, work, visit and play in Wayne County.

Our core values are:
  • Honesty- We are transparent and abide by ethical standards that govern our work.
  • Accountability- We take full responsibility for our decision and all outcomes.
  • Dedication - We are committed to providing the highest quality of services through empowered and well-equipped staff.
  • Diversity- We respect and promote uniqueness among individuals by valuing their ideas and experiences.
  • Innovation - We are creative, productive and resourceful in serving Wayne County.

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.

DPS Strategic Business Plan

Environmental Services

Environmental Services is made up of three divisions:

Land Resource Management; Facilities Management; and Water Quality Management.

Learn more about the services ESG divisions provide


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.


1-888-223-2363
Environmental Emergency Hotline


Jefferson Ave. Bascule Bridge Information


2019 Construction Season Project List

Featured Pages

News & Events

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Wayne County Equipment Auction
Wayne County Equipment Auction
Saturday - Sep. 21, 2019 10:00 AM -
The DPS Equipment Division will hold its yearly auction on Saturday, September 21 at 10 a.m. at Greater Detroit Auto Auction.
Wayne County Federal Aid Committee Meeting
Wayne County Federal Aid Committee Meeting
Thursday - Jun. 27, 2019 10:00 AM - Thursday - Jun. 27, 2019 2:00 PM
On Thursday, June 27th, the Wayne County Federal Aid Committee will host a meeting to discuss proposed projects and programs. The public is invited for comments.
Saturday Free Workouts - July and August
Saturday Free Workouts - July and August
Saturday - Jul. 13, 2019 10:30 AM - Saturday - Aug. 24, 2019 11:30 AM
Join us for free fitness classes provided courtesy of Wayne County Parks, Dance Academy, Beaumont, Healthy Wayne and Healthy Westland.
Wayne County Releases Improvement Projects for 2019 Construction Season
Wayne County Releases Improvement Projects for 2019 Construction Season
Monday, May 13, 2019
Wayne County's Department of Public Services announced its list of capital improvement projects for the 2019 season. The County will start 30 road construction projects, 10 bridge construction projects and conduct 59 heavy road maintenance projects.
Halloween Forest Fun Hike
Halloween Forest Fun Hike
Saturday - Oct. 12, 2019 5:30 PM - Saturday - Oct. 12, 2019 9:30 PM
Take a guided night tour to meet our 'not so scary' nature creatures and receive Halloween prizes and treats!
Heroes on Hines
Heroes on Hines
Saturday - Sep. 28, 2019 8:00 AM - Saturday - Sep. 28, 2019 11:00 AM
Commemorate the annual Heroes on Hines half marathon and 5k run/walk with a traffic free event along Hines Drive!
Native American Heritage Day
Native American Heritage Day
Saturday - Sep. 21, 2019 1:00 PM - Saturday - Sep. 21, 2019 5:00 PM
Join us to experience the culture of Michigan's First People with drumming circles and dancers in their beautiful regalia.
Somewhere in Time
Somewhere in Time
Sunday - Sep. 15, 2019 11:00 AM - Sunday - Sep. 15, 2019 5:00 PM
Go back to the 1920's at Elizabeth Park with the Somewhere in Time event!
Harvest Festival
Harvest Festival
Saturday - Oct. 19, 2019 1:00 PM - Saturday - Oct. 19, 2019 3:00 PM
Enjoy a beautiful fall day at Crosswinds Marsh during the Harvest Festival!
Hobby Day at Crosswinds Marsh
Hobby Day at Crosswinds Marsh
Saturday - Aug. 10, 2019 9:00 AM - Saturday - Aug. 10, 2019 1:00 PM
Have you ever wanted to try a new hobby but did not know how to get started? Hobby Day is all about trying something new!
Jazz on the River
Jazz on the River
Saturday - Aug. 03, 2019 12:00 PM - Sunday - Aug. 04, 2019 9:00 PM
Elizabeth Park is the place to be on August 3-4 with two full days of amazing jazz music!
Motown on the River
Motown on the River
Saturday - Jul. 27, 2019 12:00 PM -
Head down to Elizabeth Park to enjoy the sweets of Motown music!
Saturday in the Park
Saturday in the Park
Saturday - May. 04, 2019 9:00 AM - Saturday - Sep. 28, 2019 3:30 PM
Get out your bikes, rollerblades or tennis shoes to enjoy the Saturday in the Park program!
Wayne County DPS Recently Awarded Funding for Future Bridge Projects
Wayne County DPS Recently Awarded Funding for Future Bridge Projects
Monday, December 10, 2018
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) recently awarded the Wayne County Department of Public Services' Roads Division funding for three major bridge projects during the 2021 construction year.
Wayne County Releases Improvement Projects for 2018 Construction Season
Wayne County Releases Improvement Projects for 2018 Construction Season
Monday, May 13, 2019
Wayne County's Department of Public Services announced its list of capital improvement projects for the 2018 season. The County will start 32 road construction projects and conduct 34 maintenance projects totaling just under $60 million.