City of Detroit Offices closed Nov. 23 & 24 for Thanksgiving holiday


Most City of Detroit offices are closed on Thursday, Nov. 23 & Friday, Nov. 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday. However, certain vital City services will be provided. 

REFUSE AND BULK COLLECTION  The Department of Public Works (DPW) will not collect trash, bulk items, recycling or yard waste on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23.  Thursday’s collection will take place on Friday, Nov. 24.  Friday’s collection will take place on Saturday, Nov. 25.  Also, the DPW drop-off locations will be closed on Nov. 23, with regular hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. resuming on Friday, Nov. 24.     

BUS SERVICE The Detroit Department of Transportation will operate on a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving Day for all regular routes at regular fares. For more information, please call DDOT’s Customer Service Office at (313) 933-1300 or go to  To get the real-time location on DDOT buses in service, customers can download the DDOT Bus Tracker App from the iTunes store or Google Play Store, or visit  

PARKING The Detroit Municipal Parking Department (MPD) announced that residents and visitors can enjoy free metered street parking across the city on Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24, with parking enforcement suspended. Parking enforcement will occur on Saturday, Nov. 25. 

Motorists should note that vehicles blocking driveways, crosswalks, fire hydrants or other critical access points or illegally parked will be ticketed and possibly towed. Normal parking enforcement resumes on Monday, Nov. 27. Parking Facilities MPD will operate Ford Underground and Eastern Market garages during the extended Thanksgiving holiday. 

Facility                                           Hours                                          Rate Ford Underground Garage           Nov. 22 - 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.               $ 5 (1st 2 hours) 30 E. Jefferson Avenue                                                                              $10 (2-4 hours)                                                                                                                                                                                                                 $15 (more than 4 hours)

                                                              Nov. 23 - 5 a.m. - 7 p.m.               $10   

                                                                                 Nov. 24 – 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.              $ 5 (1st 2 hours)                                                                                                                                                                                                                $10 (2-4 hours)                                                                                                                                                                                                                  $15 (more than 4 hours)

                                                              Nov. 25 – Closed                                                                  Nov. 26 – 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.              $ 5 (1st 2 hours)                                                                                                                                                                                                                $10 (2-4 hours)                                                                                                                                                                                                                  $15 (more than 4 hours)

Eastern Market Garage                   Nov. 23 - 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.               $ 10 2727 Riopelle Street                        

Normal business hours resume Monday, Nov. 27.   

Conducting Business with the City of Detroit Although offices may be closed, many City services, such as tax and fee payments, permit applications and obtaining DDOT passes, are available online at Residents wishing to make a request for service, such as removal of illegal dumping, reporting a non-working streetlight, abandoned vehicle or other issues, are encouraged to use the Improve Detroit app.