Dearborn Public Service Days parking enforcement begins April 3

Photo courtesy of the city of Dearborn Enforcement of Public Service Days parking rules will begin the week of April 3. Parked vehicles must be kept off the streets from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on a neighborhood’s Public Service Day, which is the same day as trash day.

Photo courtesy of the city of Dearborn
Enforcement of Public Service Days parking rules will begin the week of April 3. Parked vehicles must be kept off the streets from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on a neighborhood’s Public Service Day, which is the same day as trash day.

Keep parked vehicles off the street 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on designated day to avoid ticket

DEARBORN –  In order to ensure the efficient delivery of important services to all residents, enforcement of Public Service Days parking rules will begin the week of April 3.

To avoid a parking ticket, residents must keep parked vehicles off of the street from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on their designated Public Service Day, which is the same as their neighborhood’s trash day.

The Public Service Day program began March 6, about a month earlier than in past years. To help residents get used to the earlier start date, an education period was launched, and no Public Service Day parking tickets have been issued so far in 2017. That will change the week of April 3.

Public Service Days are designed to allow the efficient delivery of curb-to-curb street sweeping, tree trimming, catch basin cleaning and other services. These services can take place even after trash is collected in a neighborhood, so parked vehicles must be kept off the street until 4 p.m.

The extension of Public Service Days from early March through mid-December was meant to provide greater overlap with other city services, including yard waste and loose leaf collection schedules, which are handled more effectively when parked vehicles are off the streets. (Curbside yard waste collection began March 13.)

“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,” Mayor John O’Reilly Jr. said. “Keeping parked cars off the streets gives us that chance.”

For parking issues related to Public Service Days, call 313-943-2259.  Parking hardship exemption applications are available at www.cityofdearborn.org or at the front desk of the Dearborn Police Station, 16099 Michigan Ave.