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City Programs & Major Projects

In addition to providing public services to Dearborn's residents and community members, the City of Dearborn is engaged in a number of projects and programs aimed at strengthening the community.

Artspace City Hall Lofts

National nonprofit Artspace (www.artspace.org) is working to open live-work space for artists in Dearborn City Hall in late 2015. The project will be the first of its kind in Michigan.

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Habitat for Humanity

The City of Dearborn partnered with Habitat for Humanity Detroit  and ACCESS to begin constructing several residential properties within the city. The project will positively affect the city by bringing new residents and new homes to Dearborn, as well as encourage Dearborn community members to be involved in an effort that will help their own neighborhoods, as well as Metro Detroit families.

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John D. Dingell Transit Center

Funded through the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Intermodal Passenger Rail Station is a transportation hub located in the heart of Dearborn. Officially opened Dec. 10, 2014, the station serves thousands of passengers traveling to, from and through the Dearborn area.

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Master Plan

Dearborn's Master Plan helps to guide the policy making decisions of elected officials, the City administration, the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals in determining the direction of the City's future. The 2030 Master Plan was adopted in September 2014.

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Neighborhood Stabilization Program

Dearborn's Neighborhood Stabilization Program (DBN-NSP) is a multi-faceted approach to buying, demolishing, or renovating vacant and substandard residential properties for resale or redevelopment. The programs demonstrate Dearborn's long-standing commitment to maintaining attractive, viable neighborhoods.

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Transit-Oriented Development

The Transit Oriented Development initiative seeks to capitalize on the new Dearborn Intermodal Passenger Rail Station’s ability to draw more visitors, businesses and residents to west downtown Dearborn.

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City Facilities

Dearborn Administrative Center
16901 Michigan Avenue

Hours: The DAC is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

For general information, call 313-943-2000.

The following City departments and divisions are located within the Dearborn Administrative Center:

A number of everyday city services can be accessed at the U-shaped counter located just inside the main entrance of the Dearborn Administrative Center, including birth/death certificates, permits, information and forms for buying or selling a home in Dearborn, and much more.

The treasury window is also located just inside the main entrance of the DAC. The DAC is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

19th District Court
16077 Michigan Avenue
Courtrooms; Probation Office; Civil, Criminal, and Traffic divisions. Open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Call 313-943-2060.

Animal Shelter
MaryAnn Wright Animal Adoption and Education Center
16121 Reckinger Road, Dearborn, MI 48126
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Cats and dogs available for adoptions. Open noon to 4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday; closed Mondays and Sundays.

Camp Dearborn
1700 General Motors Road, Milford
Unique camping, picnicking, fishing, paddle boating, swimming facilities, half-mile long beach and 27-hole Mystic Creek Golf Course. Take I-96 west to Milford exit, Milford Road north to General Motors Road, turn left. Call 313-943-2350.

Department Of Public Works Yard
2951 Greenfield Road
The DPW Yard is open 8 a.m.-1 p.m. the third Saturday of each month for disposal of items not picked up at the curb. Call 313-943-2085.

Fire Stations

  • No. 1 - 3750 Greenfield (Chief’s office)
  • No. 2 - 19800 Outer Drive
  • No. 3 - 3630 Wyoming
  • No. 4 - 6501 Schaefer
  • No. 5 - 3160 Oakwood, Melvindale
  • Fire Marshal Office - 3160 Oakwood, Melvindale

For Fire Department general information, call 313-943-2277.
Call 911 for fire or ambulance emergency services.

Ford Community & Performing Arts Center
15801 Michigan Avenue

As of Oct. 4, the Center is open Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Housed at The Center are the Recreation Department, Michael A. Guido Theater, Padzieski Art Gallery and Senior Citizen Services. The fitness area includes a variety of exercise equipment, two pools, double gymnasium, and a climbing wall. Home to the Dearborn Community Fund and Dearborn Community Arts Council.

Historical Museum

The Museum is currently open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, Monday-Friday. 

Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Avenue, 313-943-2330
Hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (closed on Sundays Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend).

Branch Libraries

  • Bryant Branch, 22100 Michigan Avenue, 313-943-4091
  • Esper Branch, 12929 W. Warren Avenue, 313-943-4096

Branch Regular Hours: Monday and Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Bryant and Esper are closed on Fridays and Sundays.

Outdoor Pools and Splash Pads (click here for a map of all city parks)

Pools are located at Ford Woods, Lapeer, Levagood, Summer-Stephens and Ten Eyck parks.
Splash pads are at Crowley, Hemlock Parks and Whitmore Bolles parks.

Police Headquarters
16099 Michigan Avenue
Administrative offices for all bureaus and divisions.

Driver’s License Bureau is closed.

Record Bureau Hours: Monday and Wednesday 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Closed 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m)
Friday 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Fingerprinting: Tuesday and Thursday 8 a.m.-11 a.m.
Purchase Permits and Gun Registration: Wednesday 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Call 313-943-2241 for a list of services, times and fees. Call 911 for emergencies.

Robert Herndon’s Dearborn Hills Golf Course
1300 S. Telegraph
Beautiful 18-hole golf course with roving beverage carts. Starters and rangers monitor daily play. Pro shop, outdoor patio service, and bar facilities are available. Visit www.dearbornhills.com or call 313-563-4653.

Senior Citizens Apartments

  • Hubbard Manor East, 5500 Calhoun
  • Hubbard Manor West, 22077 Beech
  • Kennedy Plaza, 5111 Bingham
  • Sisson Manor, 1515 Mason
  • Townsend Towers, 7000 Freda

For application information, call 313-943-2390.

Welcome Center
22100 Michigan Ave. (inside Bryant Branch Library)
The Welcome Center is currently closed through March 2021 as part of the Governor's Executive Order.
The Center includes displays, attraction and hotel pamphlets, and a public restroom. Call the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce at 313-584-6100 or visit the Chamber website.

Dearborn Ice Skating Center (DISC)
14900 Ford Road
Call 313-943-4098 or visit the DISC website.

Information on this page was accurate as of October 25, 2021

City of Dearborn Government

From our elected officials to the hundreds of employees working at the Dearborn Administrative Center and other facilities, the City of Dearborn strives to deliver superior public service and earn the public's trust every day. Multiple departments and divisions provide hundreds of city services, from street sweeping and road repairs to event planning and social media.

Residents are encouraged to use the City website to learn more about the roles of City departments, the budget process, and our elected officials. 

The Dearborn Administrative Center, located at 16901 Michigan Ave., is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, as of January 2021. Subject to change.

For general information, call the City of Dearborn at 313-943-2000.

Dearborn Elected Officials

ElectedOfficialsThe City of Dearborn is governed by a Mayor and seven-member City Council. Other elected officials include the City Clerk and the 19th District Court's three judges.

City Council positions, the clerk, district judges and the mayor are up for election every four years.

Learn more about Dearborn's elected officials and find their direct contact information using the menu at right.