ILLEGAL DUMPING (313) 224-6000

The DPW Solid Waste Division assists in clearing away this type of blight in our neighborhoods. Your help in identifying illegal dumpers and dumping will expedite this kind of cleanup.

To report illegal dumping in Detroit call: Ombudsman (313) 224-6000

 Please provide : 
Time, date and location of occurrence. 
Description of the vehicle and license number if possible.



The BSEED Property Maintenance Division reviews complaints regarding the condition of residential, commercial or substandard property. Complaints may be filed by phone or mail with the Buildings, Safety Engineering and Environmental Department Property Maintenance Division. Complaints may include but not are limited to violations of codes, failure to maintain interior and/or exterior property, rodent infestation, inoperable vehicles, failure to remove snow and ice from sidewalks, failure to comply with emergency orders, vacant/open/dangerous buildings and abandoned properties.
To assist in addressing complaints, the following pertinent information is required:

Name, address, and phone number of complainant
Property location and address of problem property
Detail description of the complaint

Submit a Complaint
By Phone - In an effort to serve our customers more efficiently; complaints received over the phone require special attention; which may take the call a little longer. Contact the Property Maintenance Call Center at (313) 628-2451

By Mail - Correspondence should be mailed to:

Buildings, Safety Engineering and Environmental Department
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
2 Woodward Avenue, Room 412
Detroit, MI 48226
Attention: Property Maintenance Division


ZONING (313) 224-1317

Submit a Complaint
By Phone: (313) 224-1317
Email: [email protected]