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. To learn more about the services ESG divisions provide, click on the Environment button below to be 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.


1-888-223-2363
Environmental Emergency Hotline.


Jefferson Ave. Bascule Bridge Information

DPS 2015 Equipment Auction Information

News & Events

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Maple Sugaring at Cass Benton Park
Maple Sugaring at Cass Benton Park
Saturday - Mar. 10, 2018 10:00 AM - Saturday - Mar. 10, 2018 12:00 PM
March is Maple Sugaring Month in Michigan. Bundle up and join the Parks Naturalist to experience a tree tapping demonstration!
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!
Marshmallow Drop at Nankin Mills Park
Marshmallow Drop at Nankin Mills Park
Friday - Mar. 30, 2018 11:00 AM - Friday - Mar. 30, 2018 12:00 PM
The same flying marshmallow fun as the Elizabeth Park drop but at Nankin Mills Park in Westland!
Marshmallow Drop at Elizabeth Park
Marshmallow Drop at Elizabeth Park
Friday - Mar. 30, 2018 9:00 AM - Friday - Mar. 30, 2018 10:00 AM
A blizzard of 20,000 marshmallows will fill the sky as they tumble from the Easter Bunny's helicopter.