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Seasonal Weight Restrictions

During the months of March, April, and May in each year, the maximum axle load allowable on concrete pavements or pavements with a concrete base is reduced by 25 percent from the maximum axle load under normal loading, and the maximum axle loads allowable on all other types of roads during these months are reduced by 35 percent from the maximum axle loads as specified. The maximum wheel load shall not exceed 525 pounds per inch of tire width on concrete and concrete base or 450 pounds per inch of tire width on all other roads during the period the seasonal road restrictions are in effect.

On routes designated as "All Season Routes" (green or gold on the MDOT Truck Operators Map) there will be no reduction in legal axle weigh (subject to Michigan Dept. of Transportation designation).

On routes designated as "Seasonal" (solid or dashed red on the MDOT Truck Operators Map) there will be a weight reduction of 25 percent for rigid pavements and 35 percent for flexible pavements.

Dearborn roads under local jurisdiction and subject to this chapter include, but are not limited to:

• Schaefer Road
• Southern Avenue
• Outer Drive
• Chase Road
• Lonyo Avenue
• Vernor Highway at 35 percent

Seasonal weight restrictions help to preserve and protect against the wear and tear on our roads caused by the winter thaw and heavy vehicles. The Dearborn Department and other law enforcement agencies may enforce the seasonal weight restrictions and speed reductions (35 MPH for trucks on applicable roadways) while in effect. The term "frost law" refers to the amount of frost remaining in the ground. The warming and cooling of the ground during the up and down weather of spring causes the pavement to heave and buckle, creating potholes and broken pavement.

Detailed Weight Restriction information may be obtained by linking to www.michigan.gov/truckers. Please refer to the MDOT Truck Operator's Map for route designations. For all other related issues, contact the Motor Carrier Unit.

Motor Carrier Unit

Police Chaplains

The Police Chaplains provide religious and spiritual assistance to departmental members, employees, and citizens. They help to promote a greater understanding and cooperation between members and the community. Some of their functions include conducting invocations at various police functions, in-service training classes, and providing counseling to officers and family members as needed.

ChaplainsCorporal Gordon Morse
Pastor Emory Moss, Jr.
Rabbi Emeritus David A. Nelson
Father Terry Kerner
Pastor Deborah Satterwhite
Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi
Reverend Oscar W. King, III
Reverend Fran HayesReverend Rami Abdulamashih
Imam Mohamad Mardini

In the News:
Press and Guide – Dearborn Police Department welcomes new chaplains

Administrative Division

Commanding Officer: Commander Andrew Zelazny (313) 943-2297

The Administration Division consists of one Captain, three Lieutenants, who report to the Chief, and four Sergeants. The Sergeants each have respective areas of responsibility: Special Events, and Ordinance; Building and Fleet Management; Information & Technology, License Bureau, FOIA, and Records; and the Office of Training and Development.

Learn more by exploring the links on the side.

Liquor Control/Enforcement

The responsibilities of Liquor Control/Enforcement are to conduct investigations for new licensees, oversee the administration of temporary liquor licenses for events, investigate complaints about businesses that sell alcohol, and to make sure that licensed establishments operate in compliance with the Michigan Liquor Control
Commission laws and administrative rules.

The Dearborn Police Liquor Control Enforcement handles all complaints related to the operation of the Michigan Liquor Control Commission’s licensed businesses in the City of Dearborn. Dearborn Police Liquor Control / Enforcement also conducts random checks of licensed businesses for compliance with the liquor control code.

How to Obtain a Special Liquor License
Organizations wishing to sell alcoholic beverages at a fundraiser or other function must obtain a Special License to do so.

A Special License is issued only to non-profit religious, fraternal, civic, or patriotic organizations. Organizations must submit proof of their non-profit status to the Liquor Control Commission, and may be issued a one-day Special License for the event. No organizations, including its auxiliaries, may receive more than five Special Licenses during one calendar year.

Liquor Control/Enforcement