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Many City buildings closed in honor of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27

The City of Dearborn announces holiday hours, building closures, and trash collection schedule

City of Dearborn buildings will be closed in observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and most buildings will also be closed in observance of New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Since Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day all fall on weekend days this year, the city will observe the holidays on the weekdays before and after each weekend.

City buildings, including the Dearborn Administrative Center, the Courts, the Libraries, Senior Services, and the Senior Center offices at The Center, will be closed on Friday, Dec. 23, and Monday, Dec. 26. They will also be closed on Friday, Dec. 30, and Monday, Jan. 2, 2023.

Trash and recycling collection will occur as normal on all observed holiday weekdays and will be collected on Friday, Dec. 23, Monday, Dec. 26, and again on Friday, Dec. 30, and Monday, Jan. 2, 2023.

Residents with any questions about trash or recycling collection should call GFL at 844-233-8314.

The Ford Community and Performing Arts Center will be closed on Friday, Dec. 23, Saturday, Dec. 24, and Sunday, Dec. 25. They will be open from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve, and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 1, New Year’s Day.

The Dearborn Ice Skating Center (DISC) will be closed on Dec.24 and 25. The DISC will be open on Saturday, Dec. 31 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will close again on Sunday, Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day.

SMART Transportation services, a function of Senior Services, will continue to operate from Dec. 27 – Dec.29 for dialysis and other medical appointments. The transportation service will be closed all other days from Friday, Dec. 23 through Monday, Jan. 2.

The Fire Department and the Police Department will remain open everyday, 24 hours per day.

All city buildings will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Mayor Abdullah H. Hammoud to host free watch party for World Cup, please reserve in advance

Mayor Abdullah H. Hammoud and the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave., are hosting a watch party in the 1,200-seat Michael A. Guido Theater for the World Cup Soccer match between Morocco and France on Wednesday, Dec. 14.

Doors open at 1 p.m.

Please CLICK HERE to reserve a seat at this link or visit tinyurl.com/yd8hjavm to help us anticipate the number of attendees. According to Mayor Hammoud, in addition to the 1,200 theater seats, there will be overflow seating in the Lincoln Ballroom.

The watch party is free and will include concessions, food trucks, and food vendors, including:

  • Zo’s Good Burger
  • Keaik Truck
  • Buffs Pizza
  • Haraaz Coffee
  • Custard Co.
  • Abu Kunafa

The first 500 attendees will receive a free Moroccan flag. Those planning to come are encouraged to park on the south side of the building. Parking will be limited between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.


Nominations open until Dec. 7 for 2022 Dearborn Aglow awards

Residents are invited to nominate their own holiday displays or those of their neighbors for consideration in the annual Dearborn Aglow awards program presented by the Dearborn City Beautiful Commission.

Nominations are due by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7, and can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or called into at 313-943-2154.

The volunteers of the Dearborn City Beautiful Commission will be touring the city for the most impressive of displays the evenings of Friday, Dec. 9 to Monday, Dec. 12. Judging will not be limited to nominated homes, but being alerted to outstanding displays will be helpful to the commissioners.

Owners of selected homes will be honored at a ceremony in early 2023 and receive commemorative awards, as well as publicity through the City of Dearborn’s website, social media accounts, and City of Dearborn Television.


Dearborn Police, Fire holiday events benefit hundreds of families, children during the holiday season

Dearborn's First Responders answered the call to help local families and children to have gifts, food, and other resources this holiday season.

The Dearborn Police held the annual Toys for Tots kickoff event on Monday, Dec. 5, and collected hundreds of toys and cash donations for children and families in the community made possible by the Marines Toys for Tots program, which brings the Christmas spirit into the lives of those in most need.

In addition to this collection event, the Police and Fire Departments teamed up with the Dearborn Goodfellows for the annual newspaper sale; held the 2022 Shop with a Hero event; and joined with Blue Hands United for Autism for fun, sensory-specific activities and holiday cheer, including pictures with Santa.

All events either collected funds, gathered gifts, or gave Police and Fire personnel a chance to spend time with kids with special needs during the holidays.

The Police Department is continuing to collect for Toys for Tots through Thursday, Dec. 14. Anyone can drop off a new, unwrapped toy in the Police Department lobby, 16099 Michigan Ave.

Chief Shahin stated, “This collaboration with our partners Marine Toys for Tots means that more families will have a chance to place a toy under the tree on Christmas day for their families. If there’s one thing I know about Dearborn, it’s that our community always shows up for a good cause.”

Marines Toys for Tots has been helping families for many years. The program collects about 2 million toys a year as part of this initiative. Last year, in Dearborn, the program helped nearly 2,700 kids at Christmas.

More information about the program and online donations can be made at www.toysfortots.org.



19th District Court Forms and Documents

Please see below for forms and documents commonly used in district court. Please see the Forms Section of the State Court Administrative Office website for a complete listing of SCAO-approved court forms.