City of Detroit offices closed Nov. 26 & 27 for Thanksgiving Holiday

Most City of Detroit offices are closed on Thursday, Nov. 26 & Friday, Nov. 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  However, certain vital City services will be provided.

The Department of Public Works (DPW) will not collect trash, bulk items, recycling or yard waste on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26.  Thursday’s collection will take place on Friday, Nov. 27.  Friday’s collection will take place on Saturday, Nov. 28.  Also, the DPW drop-off locations will be closed on Nov. 26, with regular hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. resuming on Friday, Nov. 27.  

The Detroit Department of Transportation will operate on a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving Day.  For bus schedules, visit

The Detroit People Mover remains closed for now. 

Detroit Municipal Parking. Residents and visitors can enjoy free metered street parking across the city from Nov. 26-29.  Parking enforcement will be suspended during the Thanksgiving weekend and resume on Monday, Nov. 30. Also, the Ford Underground Garage will close at 11 p.m. on Nov. 25 and reopen at 7 a.m. on Nov. 29.

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.

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