Public Services

The Public Services Department is responsible for the coordination and supervision of the Township Water & Sewer Department, the Building & Safety Engineering Department and the Central Maintenance Department. The Public Services Department also enforces compliance with statutes, ordinances, codes and resolutions adopted by the Township Board of Trustees and coordinates special projects as designated by the Township Board. In addition, the Public Services Department provides auxiliary services to the Site Committee, Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals. The staffing for this Department includes 1 director and 1 administrative assistant.

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Water and Sewer

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The Water & Sewer Department is responsible for

  • Maintenance & repair of 1,024,000 feet of water mains and 850,000 feet of sewers
  • The combined sewer overflow (CSO) basin at Puritan & Lola Drive
  • The 9 combined sewer overflows
  • Reading & servicing of 22,000 residential and commercial water meters
  • Oversight of the Township's cross-connection program

In addition, the Department's accounting office staff

  • Handles customer phone calls
  • Prepares bi-monthly water/sewer bills
  • Collects & processes customer payments
  • Handles cashiering as well for property tax bills & dog licenses
The staffing for this Department includes 1 foreman, 13 utility workers and 5 account clerks.

Building and Safety

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The Building & Safety Engineering Department is responsible for

  • Issuing building, electrical, mechanical & plumbing permits
  • Performing required inspections
  • Investigating violations of Township ordinances & blight complaints
  • The sidewalk replacement program
  • The rental home registration & inspection program

The staffing for this Department includes 1 plan reviewer/supervisor, 3 full-time building/
ordinance inspectors, 1 part-time ordinance officer, 1 electrical inspector, 1 plumbing & mechanical inspector, 2 full-time clerical staff and 2 part-time clerical staff.

Department of Central Maintenance

(Formerly Sanitation, Department of Public Works, and Parks Maintenance)

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The Central Maintenance Department is responsible for

  • Maintenance and upkeep of municipal buildings & grounds
  • The Township's 13 parks
  • Maintaining the baseball, softball and soccer fields
  • Set up and clean up of special events, festivals, parades
  • Street sweeping and special cleanup projects
  • Delivery and set up of election voting equipment
  • Maintenance and repairs of all Township vehicles
  • Working with Republic Services, the Township’s private waste hauler, regarding the weekly garbage, recycling, compost/yard waste  & large or bulky item pickup services 
  • Sponsoring & coordinating household hazardous waste collection day
  • Sponsoring & coordinating electronic waste collection day

The staffing for this Department includes 1 mechanic and 2 maintenance workers.



Special Notice for Study Session 10-14-2014 6:30pm


Township offices will be closed on Friday, July 4th for the holiday. Trash, recycling, yard waste & large item pickups for the Friday, July 4th area will be delayed by one day with pickup occurring on Saturday, July 5th


for all County residents at various locations on the
Following Saturdays, May 3rd; June 28th; August 16th
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Yard waste pickup will resume the week of April 7th on your regularly scheduled trash pickup day and will continue thru the week of December 8th thru 12th


2014 Drinking Water Quality Report
with 2013 Data

Redford residents may now recycle their used household batteries throughout the year in the lobby of the Public Services Building at 12200 Beech Daly. Acceptable types of batteries are: D, C, AA & AAA cells button cells 9 volt any other dry - cell battery rechargables from cell phones, cameras, laptops.

Important Note: All rechargeable batteries must have the positive ends covered with clear tape before being deposited in our collection bin to prevent an incident such as a fire. This is a US Dept of Transportation (DOT) requirement. Also, small "button" batteries should be lined up on a strip of clear tape and secured with another strip of clear tape along the top.

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Action Center
The NEW "Action Center" allows citizens to maintain an open dialogue with their Township Government. Citizens can fill out and submit forms online to report incidents, provide feedback, request tours and more.
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Useful Links

Department of Public Services

Leo Snage Public Services Building
12200 Beech Daly,
Redford, Michigan, 48239
Point-to-Point Driving Directions

Telephone: (313) 387-2641

John Selmi


Lobby Hours:
Monday thru Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

After Hours Emergencies
Contact the Police Department
(313) 387-2551