DEARBORN – Though the Dearborn Administrative Center closed to the public March 17 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the city provided methods for continuing public service as well as ways to pay bills.
Trash, Recycling and Yard Waste
Public Service Days have been suspended until further notice, and no tickets will be issued. However, garbage and recycling pick-up will continue as normal. Yard waste pickup is ongoing. Yard waste includes grass clippings, weeds, leaves, shrub/bush trimmings and garden waste. Residents must place yard waste material in paper bags or in a clearly-marked 20- to 32-gallon container. Residents may call GFL at 844-233-8314 if they have any concerns about trash or recycling pickup.
The City Clerk’s Office will be operating from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday during the DAC closure. Residents are still able to request birth and death certificates and licenses. Forms and information on what is required for licenses or certificates can be found at cityofdearborn.org. Residents are encouraged to conduct their business by mail, online at cityofdearborn.org, or by using the 24-hour drop box outside the DAC.
Address all mail to: City Clerk, City of Dearborn, 16901 Michigan Ave. Ste. 11, Dearborn, MI, 48126.
If a request is urgent, appointments for in-person pickups can be scheduled by calling 313-943-2010.
Permit applications and plans will be accepted by mail only, and payments must be included at time of submittal. Plan reviews will continue as normal. Approved permits will be emailed and approved plan sets will be mailed to applicants. Permit inspections are expected to continue as usual.
Address all mail to: Permit and Plan Review Office, City of Dearborn, 16901 Michigan Ave. Ste. 7, Dearborn, MI, 48126.
For assistance with permits, residents can call 313-943-2442.
Sales, Rental, and Re-occupancy Inspections, Compliance Agreements
All residential sales and commercial re-occupancy applications will be accepted by mail only, and payments must be included at time of submittal. Sales and re-occupancy inspections will continue as usual, but residential rental inspections will be scheduled after April 6. Any registered rentals presently in the inspection process will not be assessed late fees or extension fees.
Certificates of occupancy will be prepared as usual and either mailed or emailed to customers.
Compliance agreements will be prepared and emailed to customers for signature. Signed agreements with payment will be accepted by mail only.
Address all mail to: Inspection Programs Division, City of Dearborn, 16901 Michigan Ave. Ste. 7, Dearborn, MI, 48126.
For assistance with commercial and residential occupancy programs, or with compliance agreements, residents may call 313-943-2120.
Tax and Water Bills
The city provides several ways to pay your water and tax bills without entering the DAC.
• 24-hour drop box in front of the DAC: Bills and checks must be placed in a sealed envelope and placed in the drop box no later than 5 p.m. on the due date.
• By mail: Bill payments can be sent to the city through USPS. The city of Dearborn does not accept postmarks; payment must be received by the due date.
Address water bill payments to: City of Dearborn, Water Dept 3101, P.O. Box 30516, Lansing, MI, 48909-8016.
Address property tax payments to: City of Dearborn, Tax Dept 3102 , P.O. Box 30516, Lansing, MI, 48909-8016.
Automatic Transfer: Residents may choose to have their property tax and water bills automatically deducted from their accounts monthly through the Automated Clearing House Debit system. The service is free, secure and easy to arrange. You must submit a completed ACH form to the Treasury Division with a copy of a voided check or statement from your bank verifying your routing and account number. Forms are available at cityofdearborn.org, and can be mailed, faxed or emailed.
Online: Residents can pay online at www.cityofdearborn.org. Additional processing fees may apply.
By phone: For property tax bills, miscellaneous invoices, special assessment bills and delinquent personal property taxes only, residents can pay by calling 866-518-2301. Phone services may be limited or unavailable with the closure of the DAC building.
For general questions, residents may call 313-943-2300. Requests may take longer than usual due to staff availability.