Public Service Days are back in Dearborn

Photo courtesy of the city of Dearborn
Public Service Days are the same as neighborhood trash days. Signs across the city alert residents to the day of the week in which parking is prohibited in each neighborhood. Parked cars must be off the street 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Public Service Days.

DEARBORN – The city’s new season of Public Service Days have resumed for 2013.

Parking rules will be enforced. Residents are required to keep vehicles off neighborhood streets from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on their trash days, which are also Public Service Days. Tickets will be issued to cars parked on the street.

“Public Service Days allow us to sweep the streets curb to curb, and do other important maintenance work,” Mayor John O’Reilly Jr. said.

“Residents across the city pay for services with their taxes, and they deserve to have them delivered in their neighborhoods in a thorough and effective manner,” O’Reilly said. “Keeping cars off the streets gives us that chance.”

Public Service Days also allow for more efficient and safe collection of trash, recyclables and yard waste set at the curb. In addition, crews can better manage treetrimming and sewer and catch basin maintenance.

City officials recognize that keeping vehicles off the streets can be an inconvenience for residents, and so in the winter months suspends Public Service Days when it is less likely that maintenance could be performed. Public Service Days will end for the season Nov. 30.

Residents cannot park vehicles across sidewalks, easements or lawns at any time. Trash and recycling carts should not be in the road at any time either.

For more information on Public Service Days rules, go to

For parking issues related to Public Service Days, call 943-2276. Parking exemption applications are available at

Exemption applications can also be picked up at the front desk of Police Headquarters, 16099 Michigan Ave.