Public Service Days occur on every trash day in your neighborhood during announced dates from March through December.
For 2017, Public Service Days are in effect Monday, March 8 through Friday, December 15.
On your trash day during those months, you cannot park your vehicle on the street from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Vehicles parked on neighborhood streets 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. will be ticketed. Ordinance amendments, as approved by the City Council on February 25, 2016 allow officers to impose the following violations: first violation $15 (or $7 if paid within three days); second violation (in a calendar year) $30; third violation (in a calendar year) $70; fourth violation – if all four violations occur in the same calendar year, the vehicle will be towed at the owner’s expense.
Also, you must keep your trash and recycling carts and your yard waste containers out of the street. Throughout the year, they should always be set at your curb, not in the street.
Changes have been made to the ordinances and there is no enforcement during weeks in which holidays affect the trash schedule during Public Service Day season (March through December 15). For 2017, that is Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving.
What does the City do during Public Service Days?
Public Service Days allow the City to provide services like street sweeping, tree trimming, and sewer and catch basin maintenance more efficiently and safely because vehicles are not parked on the street.
It also allows the City’s waste management contractor to more effectively pick up trash and recycling carts.
What are my responsibilities on Public Service Days?
You must keep your parked vehicles off of the street on your block from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on your trash day.
Also, if you are visiting people in other Dearborn neighborhoods, you should pay attention to signs posted throughout the City that alert you to Public Service Days parking rules in specific areas. A good practice is to ask the people you are visiting if it is OK to park on the street in their area that day.
I have no off-street parking. What are my options?
For circumstances in which residents have no off-street parking or inadequate off-street parking, Public Service Days parking exemptions are available. Residents must apply for the exemptions from the Dearborn Police Department. The form is available at the front desk of the police station or online: HERE.
Where can I get more information about Public Service Days?
Call 313-943-2886 for general information about Public Service Days.
For parking issues related to Public Service Days, call 313-943-2245.