City of Detroit offices to close for Martin Luther King Holiday on January 16


Most City of Detroit offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16 in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday. Normal police, fire, water and sewerage, and bus services will be provided. 

The Department of Public Works will NOT collect refuse, bulk and recycling on Monday, Jan. 16. Monday’s collection will be picked up on Tuesday, and Tuesday’s collection will take place on Wednesday and so forth. 

The City’s parking garages will be open as normally scheduled. Motorists also can take advantage of free metered street parking anywhere in the city on Martin Luther King Day. 

The Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) will operate on its normal schedule on the King holiday. 

The COVID vaccination and testing locations run by the Detroit Health Department (DHD) will be closed on Martin Luther King Day.

The Detroit People Mover will operate from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. 

Although offices may be closed, many City services, such as tax and fee payments and permit applications, are available online at Pay fine, bill or tax ( In terms of some payments to the City of Detroit, individuals also may utilize the DivDat kiosk or mobile app. Residents also may report issues via the Improve Detroit app.