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Flooding and Sewer Backups

Extreme amounts of rainfall on Aug. 11 have resulted in widespread reports of basement flooding across Dearborn and the region. Proceed with caution when dealing with water and sewage issues.

Apply for Federal Assistance

Property owners encouraged to apply for assistance by Dec. 14 deadline

Resources for Flood Victims

Disposal of damaged items

No-cost curbside pickup of flood-damaged items has ended. Bulk pickup of any materials must now be scheduled by calling 313-943-2433.

City of Dearborn claims process

In addition to reporting their flooded basement, residents may have chosen to file a claim with the City of Dearborn. This is not a guarantee of reimbursement. The deadline to file a claim for flooding on Aug. 11 was Sept. 25.

Claims are being processed by the Legal Department. All residents or property owners who filed a claim will receive notification by mail of a decision regarding their claim.

Please note: Property owners must apply to FEMA for federal assistance and follow their guidelines, even if they have filed a claim with the City of Dearborn. The two processes are separate.

Click here to download information on sewer backups, including relevant laws, tips for cleanup, and paperwork to file a claim related to the public sewer system

Cleanup tips and caution

Guidelines on dealing with a sewer backup or flood are listed in the flooding/claim packet. Additionally, here are links to helpful information:

Flood cleanup assistance

The Michigan Community Service Commission is coordinating volunteers to provide clean-up assistance to those still in need from the floods. If you need assistance in removing flood-affected belongings, mud, sand, or floodwater, gutting flood-affected walls (drywall/paneling) or disinfecting your house, volunteer organizations may be able to provide volunteers to assist in clean-up efforts.

To request volunteer help, you have two options:

There is no set timeline or guarantee for assistance, but volunteers are being mobilized to help those in the greatest need as quickly as possible.

City Programs & Major Projects

HabitatWallRaisingIn addition to providing public services to Dearborn's residents and community members, the City of Dearborn is engaged in a number of projects and programs aimed at strengthening the community.

Artspace City Hall Lofts

National nonprofit Artspace (www.artspace.org) is working to open live-work space for artists in Dearborn City Hall in late 2015. The project will be the first of its kind in Michigan.

Click here to learn more

Dearborn Intermodal Passenger Rail Station

Funded through the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Intermodal Passenger Rail Station will be a transportation hub located in the heart of Dearborn. Set to open in fall 2014.

Click here to learn more

Habitat for Humanity

The City of Dearborn partnered with Habitat for Humanity Detroit  and ACCESS to begin constructing several residential properties within the city. The project will positively affect the city by bringing new residents and new homes to Dearborn, as well as encourage Dearborn community members to be involved in an effort that will help their own neighborhoods, as well as Metro Detroit families.

Click here to learn more

Master Plan

Dearborn's Master Plan helps to guide the policy making decisions of elected officials, the City administration, the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals in determining the direction of the City's future. The 2030 Master Plan was adopted in September 2014.

Click here to learn more

Neighborhood Stabilization Program

Dearborn's Neighborhood Stabilization Program (DBN-NSP) is a multi-faceted approach to buying, demolishing, or renovating vacant and substandard residential properties for resale or redevelopment. The programs demonstrate Dearborn's long-standing commitment to maintaining attractive, viable neighborhoods.

Click here to learn more

Transit-Oriented Development

The Transit Oriented Development initiative seeks to capitalize on the new Dearborn Intermodal Passenger Rail Station’s ability to draw more visitors, businesses and residents to west downtown Dearborn.

Click here to learn more

City Facilities

DAC signDearborn Administrative Center
16901 Michigan Avenue
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
For general information, call City Hall at 313-943-2000

The following City departments and divisions are located within the Dearborn Administrative Center:

  • Mayor’s Office
  • City Council (including Council chambers)
  • City Clerk
  • City Plan
  • Housing
  • Law
  • Economic & Community Development
  • Public Information
  • Residential Services
  • Finance/Treasury
  • Human Resources
  • Assessor
  • Engineering Division
  • Management Information Systems

A number of everyday city services can be accessed at the U-shaped counter located just inside the main entrance of the Dearborn Administrative Center, including birth/death certificates, permits, information and forms for buying or selling a home in Dearborn, and much more.

The treasury window is also located just inside of the main entrance of the DAC.

19th District Court
16077 Michigan Avenue
Courtrooms; Probation Office; Civil, Criminal and Traffic divisions. Open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Call 313-943-2060.

Animal Shelter
2661 Greenfield at Butler
Cats and dogs available for adoptions. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday. Call 313-943-2697.

Camp Dearborn
1700 General Motors Road, Milford
Unique camping, picnicking, fishing, paddle boating, swimming facilities, half-mile long beach and 27-hole Mystic Creek Golf Course. Take I-96 west to Milford exit, Milford Road north to General Motors Road, turn left. Call 313-943-2350 or visit www.campdearborn.com.

Department Of Public Works Yard
2951 Greenfield Road
The DPW Yard is open 8 a.m.-1 p.m. the third Saturday of each month for disposal of items not picked up at the curb. Call 313-943-2085.

Fire Stations

  • No. 1 - 3750 Greenfield (Chief’s office)
  • No. 2 - 19800 Outer Drive
  • No. 3 - 3630 Wyoming
  • No. 4 - 6501 Schaefer
  • No. 5 - 3160 Oakwood, Melvindale
  • Fire Marshal Office - 3160 Oakwood, Melvindale

For Fire Department general information, call 313-943-2277.
Call 911 for fire or ambulance emergency services.

Ford Community & Performing Arts Center
15801 Michigan Avenue
Recreation Department, Michael A. Guido Theater, Padzieski Art Gallery and Senior Citizen Services. Also, fitness areas, two pools, double gymnasium, and a climbing wall.

Historical Museum

  • Commandant’s Quarters, 21950 Michigan Ave. Open Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Closed Saturday-Monday.
  • McFadden-Ross House and archives, 915 Brady Open Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Closed weekends.

The Museum will accommodate visitors on Saturday by appointment. Call 313-565-3000.

Henry Ford Centennial Library 16301 Michigan Avenue, 313-943-2330
Regular Hours (September-May) Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Summer Hours (June-Labor Day Weekend) Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday

Branch Libraries

  • Bryant Branch, 22100 Michigan Avenue, 313-943-4091
  • Esper Branch, 12929 W. Warren Avenue, 313-943-4096

Branch Regular Hours (September-May) Monday and Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, 12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Closed Friday and Sunday

Branch Summer Hours (June-Labor Day Weekend) Monday and Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Closed

Neighborhood Outdoor Pools
Located at Ford Woods, Lapeer, Levagood, Summer-Stephens and Ten Eyck parks.

Parking Office
22201 West Village Drive (inside east parking deck).
Parking is free on Sundays (except special events) and U.S. Postal System holidays. Call 313-943-2938.

Police Headquarters
16099 Michigan Avenue
Administrative offices for all bureaus and divisions: Driver’s License Bureau is open 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays.
Record Bureau Hours:Monday and Wednesday 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.Tuesday and Thursday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Closed 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m ) Friday 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Fingerprinting: Tuesday and Thursday 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Purchase Permits and Gun Registration:Wednesday 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m.Friday 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m .
Call 313-943-2230 for a list of services, times and fees. Call 911 for emergencies.

Robert Herndon’s Dearborn Hills Golf Course
1300 S. Telegraph
Beautiful 18-hole golf course. Roving beverage carts. Starters and rangers monitor daily play. Pro shop, restaurant, outdoor patio service and bar facilities. Full service banquet hall seats 35 to 200. Visit www.dearbornhills.com or call 563-4653.

Senior Citizens Apartments

  • Hubbard Manor East, 5500 Calhoun
  • Hubbard Manor West, 22077 Beech
  • Kennedy Plaza, 5111 Bingham
  • Sisson Manor, 1515 Mason
  • Townsend Towers, 7000 Freda

For application information, call 313-943-2390.

U.S. Post Office
City Hall has a U.S. Post Office in the West Wing. Enter from Maple Street.
Hours are 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday. (Closed 11 a.m.-noon) Call 313-581-5014.

Welcome Center
22100 Michigan Ave. (inside Bryant Branch Library)
Hours are generally Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Displays, attraction and hotel pamphlets, public restroom. Call the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce at 313-584-6100.

Dearborn Ice Skating Center (DISC)
14900 Ford Road
The DISC features two NHL regulation ice surfaces, main arena seating for 1,500 and banquet and party rooms. The facility is open year round for ice skating and room rentals. Call 313-943-4098.

Information on this page was accurate as of July 1, 2014.

City of Dearborn Government

From our elected officials to the hundreds of employees working at City Hall and other facilities, the City of Dearborn strives to deliver superior public service and earn the public's trust every day.

The City is comprised of 16 departments that provide hundreds of city services, from street sweeping and road repairs to event planning and social media.

Residents are encouraged to use the City website to learn more about the roles of City departments, the budget process, and our elected officials.


The Dearborn Administrative Center, located at 16901 Michigan Ave., is open 8 a.m to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For general information, call the City of Dearborn at 313-943-2000.