Most City Of Detroit Offices to close for Christmas and New Year's holidays


Most City of Detroit offices will be closed starting Friday, Dec. 22, 2023 in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays and reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024. Normal police, fire and bus services will be provided. Please note the following:

Department of Public Works The Department of Public Works (DPW) will NOT collect refuse, recycling and bulk items on Christmas and New Year’s Day. Collection will occur one day later than scheduled. During both weeks, Friday's collection will take place on Saturday.

Municipal Parking Department Ford Underground Garage will be closed Christmas and New Year’s Day. The Eastern Market Garage will be closed on Dec. 24-25 and Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.

There will be no parking enforcement at parking meters from Dec. 22 - Jan. 1, and individuals are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to support Detroit businesses.

Detroit Health Department The Health Department will operate two immunization clinics on Wednesday, Dec. 27 only at:

  • 100 Mack Avenue from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. – All vaccinations and COVID-19 testing will be available.
  • Samaritan Center, 5555 Conner, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Flu and COVID-19 vaccines only.

No appointments are needed, and walk-ins are welcome at both locations.

The following Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) clinics will be open during the holidays. In-clinic services will be available at these three locations:

  • 5716 Michigan Avenue
  • 18930 Greenfield
  • 5555 Conner

In addition, the following Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) clinics will be open during the holidays. Remote clinic services only at these three locations:

  • 7900 Kercheval
  • 9053 Woodward
  • 6550 West Warren

The hours of operation at all six locations are: December 26 from 8 a.m. -  4:30 p.m. December 27 from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. December 28 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.   

Detroit Department of Transportation The Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) will operate bus service on Christmas (Dec. 25) and New Year’s Day (Jan. 1) as a Sunday schedule.  Regular Sunday bus service will be provided on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31, and regular weekday service on Friday Dec. 22 and Friday Dec. 29.

Detroit People Mover The Detroit People Mover will operate during the holidays, but not on Christmas and New Year's Day.

Detroit Water and Sewerage Department The Water and Sewerage Department will continue to respond to emergencies including water main breaks. Customer Service for account assistance at (313) 267-8000 will be closed Dec. 22-25 and Dec. 29-Jan 1. Customers can still pay their bill by phone using the automated system or at a kiosk or access their accounts at

Buildings, Safety Engineering and Environmental Department The Buildings, Safety Engineering and Environmental Department (BSEED) will be closed from Dec. 22 through January 1.  All electronic and online services are offered 24/7via ACCELA, however, users should expect a delayed response.

Emergencies During the Holidays During the holidays, individuals may call BSEED at (313) 224-3154 in case of an emergency, such as no heat or power or to report water or sewage in the basement.

The Office of the Chief Financial Officer All offices will be closed during the holiday but customers can visit to download forms, view financial reports, access property tax information and make payments. 

Options to pay City of Detroit property taxes: Online: Visit Enter your address or parcel number (include the period or dash). Pay with eCheck or credit card.*

Mobile App: Download the DivDat app on your smartphone. Include the period or dash in your parcel number. Pay with eCheck or credit card.*

Phone: Call (855) 894-2400 to pay with a credit card.*

Kiosk: Find a DivDat kiosk in your neighborhood at Bring cash, check, or credit card to pay. Include the period or dash in your parcel number.

Mail: Send check, money order, or cashier’s check, along with your payment coupon to: City of Detroit, Property Tax Department, P.O. Box 33193, Detroit, MI 48232-3193.

* Additional fees will be applied to all debit and credit card transactions.

Payment and coupon must be received by the due date to be considered timely. The preferred payment method is online, mobile app, phone, or kiosk. Mail payments should only be used as a last resort. Property owners can view their property tax bills anytime online at  

Doing Business with the City during the Holidays Although offices may be closed, many City services, such as tax and fee payments and permit applications, are available online at In terms of some payments to the City of Detroit, individuals also may utilize the DivDat kiosk or mobile app.