City to resume enforcement for Parking, BSEED and DPW violations Monday, June 29

  • Three city departments to resume enforcement activity starting Monday
  • Enforcement was previously suspended due to coronavirus outbreak

The City of Detroit will resume enforcement activities for the departments of Municipal Parking, Buildings, Safety Engineering and Environmental (BSEED) and Public Works, starting Monday, June 29. Since mid-March, enforcement activity has been paused, due to the coronavirus outbreak. Residents are expected to adhere to city guidelines to prevent being ticketed.

Municipal Parking Department
Parking enforcement throughout the city will resume. Residents and those visiting the city will need to make sure they are paying for parking through the Park Detroit App or at the kiosks and meters available on the street. Payment for parking tickets can be made via the following methods:

  • In-person at 1001 10th Street, Detroit, MI 48216 (Monday - Friday, 9AM - 5PM)
  • Via the website at www.
  • By phone at 313-963-9630
  • By mail at PO Box 25849, Detroit, MI 48231

Buildings, Safety Engineering and Environmental Department
BSEED will resume enforcement on property maintenance and environmental compliance. Please note, BSEED offices remain closed to the public. However, the department is pleased to offer citizens, businesses, and visitors access to services online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through Accela / eLAPS. Users can access the application here.

Department of Public Works
DPW is reminding residents to follow the guidelines regarding yard waste, bulk collection and illegal dumping. Residents must adhere to the following guidelines to prevent being ticketed:

Yard Waste

  • Residents must place grass clippings, leaves, and small twigs that are no more than two inches in diameter in biodegradable paper bags on their bi-monthly scheduled bulk collection day
  • Branches and twigs that are up to four feet in length and no more than four inches in diameter, should be bundled and tied securely and placed at the curb (Note: individual bundles should not weigh more than 60 pounds)
  • When placing bagged yard waste at the curb, it must be at least six feet from the Courville container or in a personal garbage clearly labeled "yard waste" on two sides of the container
  • Yard waste will not be picked up in plastic bags

Bulk Collection

  • Bulk items should be no more than 1,000 pounds or exceed one cubic yard in volume
  • Examples of bulk items include: Furniture, appliances, air conditioners, hot water tanks, carpeting, mattresses, large toys, etc.
  • Remove doors from appliances before setting out for bulk collection
  • These items are NOT considered bulk items: remodeling or construction debris, household hazardous waste, flammables, explosives, paint, batteries, hazardous or medical wastes, fuel, oil, needles, radioactive materials, chemicals, etc.

For additional information please visit DPW's website.


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