Streets, Sidewalks & Stormwater

Downtown Sidewalk With Red Pavers

The Department of Public Works (DPW) is responsible for maintaining our roads, sidewalks and drains, including construction activities and snow removal. They maintain and landscape the parks and downtown area. They are also responsible for leaf pickup. 

The supervisor of the DPW is Dan Schlaff, the Public Services Superintendent. He can be reached at 734-426-4572 or

Assets & Infrastructure
The City of Dexter is responsible for the maintenance of the following infrastructure within the City limits.

  • Public Roads
  • Downtown Street Lights
  • Traffic Signals
  • Sidewalks
  • Stormwater Structures
  • Road Signs

Streets and Sidewalk Projects
Each year, the Planning Commission develops a Capital Improvements Plan (CIP). Council relies on the CIP to help choose what projects to include in the annual budget.

A comprehensive listing of all City streets which includes work completed and planned and the current rating of the road can be viewed here.

If you are completing a project that requires work to be done in the City right-of-way the following form is required:

Right of Way Permit

Street Lights
To report a streetlight outage in a residential neighborhood, please contact DTE Energy.

To report a streetlight outage downtown, please contact the City Office at 734-426-8303.

Snow Removal
Residents need to clear sidewalks of snow and ice within 48 hours of snow cessation and business owners need to clear sidewalks within 4 hours of snow cessation or by the start of your business day.

Vehicles should be moved out of City parking lots and off the street as soon as possible during snow storms. The Snow Ordinance (Chapter 46) will be actively enforced by the City.

For more information about snow removal in the City please review the annual snow informational flyer that is delivered to City residents and businesses.

Dog Ordinance
Please help us protect the health of our City residents by making sure that you pick up after your dogs in our parks and on our sidewalks. The Dog Ordinance (Chapter 10) will be actively enforced by the City.