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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.

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.

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

DPS 2015 Equipment Auction Information

News & Events

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Nature Fest
Nature Fest
Saturday - May. 19, 2018 1:00 PM - Saturday - May. 19, 2018 4:00 PM
Come out to Crosswinds Marsh to enjoy a day dedicated to nature!
Marsh Clean-Up Day at Crosswinds Marsh
Marsh Clean-Up Day at Crosswinds Marsh
Saturday - Apr. 28, 2018 9:00 AM - Saturday - Apr. 28, 2018 11:00 AM
Paddle through the marsh while cleaning it at the same time!
Saturday in the Park
Saturday in the Park
Saturday - May. 05, 2018 9:00 AM -
Enjoy running, walking or biking without worrying about traffic during the Saturday in the Park program.
Mud Day
Mud Day
Tuesday - Jul. 10, 2018 11:00 AM - Tuesday - Jul. 10, 2018 1:00 PM
Combine tons of mud with water and you have created every child's fantasy!