Department of Public Services

Department of Public Services

3401 Evaline Street, 1st Floor
Hamtramck, MI 48212

Director – Rodney Johnson
Phone: (313) 800-5233 ext. 817

DPS Clerk – Crystal Bell
(313) 800-5233 ext. 355

DPS Clerk – Shuhada Rahman
(313) 800-5233 ext. 306

From the Code of Ordinances, 31.019: Department of Public Services; Director; Power and Duties

(A) The Department of Public Services shall be headed by the Director of Public Services, who shall be responsible for all matters relating to the construction, management, maintenance and operation of the physical properties of the city, except as otherwise provided by this code. The Director shall also be responsible for all planning in connection with changes or improvements to the physical properties which are essential to the future growth and development of the city. Duties shall include responsibility for streets and signs, sanitation, sewer and water.

(B) Division of Public Services Department; code enforcement.

(1) The Department shall include a code enforcement division supervised by a chief code enforcement official whose primary duties and powers shall be set forth in the city’s Building and Property Maintenance Codes.

(2) All construction permits, including those for building, electrical, plumbing, heating, sewer tapping, water tapping, sidewalk or driveway approach, street cutting and any other applicable permits required for work to be done on private property or within the dedicated right-of-way or building setback line on major streets shall be issued by this division.

(3) The chief code enforcement official shall also enforce any other applicable ordinance code which relates to construction of new or existing structures; regulates electrical, plumbing, heating, refrigeration and mechanical work; and regulates the construction, repair, and location of signs or any ordinance or code which by its terms requires enforcement of same.

(C) The City Manager may assign other duties and responsibilities to the Department as necessary for the operation of the city; these may be assigned to an existing division or additional division as deemed necessary.

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3401 Evaline St
Hamtramck, MI 48212

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