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 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. 

 


 
DPS Newsletter - Spring/Summer 2015
 
Jefferson Ave. Bascule Bridge Information
 
DPS 2015 Equipment Auction Information




News & Events

Notice of Public Hearing

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - DPS-Parks
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - Wayne County Parks is serving notice of a public hearing to announce a proposed project that will be considered for grant funding in Venoy Dorsey Park.
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Hobby Day

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - DPS-Parks
Try a hobby that has always interested you at HOBBY DAY!
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Nature Fest

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - DPS-Parks
Spend the day outside with your family at NATURE FEST!
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Somewhere in Time

Monday, September 18, 2017 - DPS-Parks
Go back in time at Somewhere in Time at Elizabeth Park in Trenton!
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Bike Through the Lights

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - DPS-Parks
This is your only chance to bike through the Wayne County Lightfest!
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Saturday in the Park

Saturday, May 06, 2017  - Saturday, September 30, 2017 - DPS-Parks
Enjoy Hines Drive for running or biking without the worry of traffic!
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Jazz on the River

Saturday, August 05, 2017  - Sunday, August 06, 2017 - DPS-Parks
Get ready to tap your feet to the beat of cool jazz!
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Mud Day

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - DPS-Parks
Get ready for the muddiest day of the year!
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Fishing Derby

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - DPS-Parks
The whole family will love this FREE fishing event!
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Halloween Festival

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - DPS-Parks
Put on your favorite costume and join us at the Halloween Festival!
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Family Fishing Fun Day

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - DPS-Parks
Enjoy a great day of fishing at Crosswinds Marsh!
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Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - DPS-Parks
Celebrate Mother Nature with Wayne County Parks!
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Halloween Forest Fun Hike

Friday, October 13, 2017 - DPS-Parks
Kids and parents love this fun and eduational Halloween event!
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March means Maple Sugaring in Wayne County Parks!

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - DPS-Parks
The calendar says it’s almost spring and the sap is flowing in the maple trees!
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History of Hines Park program coming to Nankin Mills Interpretive Center

Saturday, February 04, 2017 - DPS-Parks
Join us to learn about the history of Hines Park and the first Nature Center at Nankin Mills!
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Marshmallow Drop

Friday, April 14, 2017 - DPS-Parks
Join Wayne County Parks as a blizzard of marshmallows fall from the sky at the Marshmallow Drop!
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Registration for Nankin Mills boy scout programs begin in January!

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - DPS-Parks
Sign your scout up for fun and informative programs at the Nankin Mills Interpretive Center!
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Apply now for the Wayne County Parks Youth Advisory Council!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - DPS-Parks
Wayne County Parks is looking for teens to help make a difference in the community!
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Beverly Watts
Director of Public Services
(313) 224-7600
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 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!

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