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2017 City Wide Garage Sale Dates

Melvindale will have two City Wide Garage Sales this year (Click Here for Brochure).

  • June 19th - 25th, 2017 and
  • August 14th-20th, 2017

*** Permit fees are waived during these specific dates.

*** During these dates only, garage sale signs advertising a sale may be placed on city-owned public property at street corners and between the sidewalk and street curbs.



Street Sweeping Notice (Trash Receptables)


Spring is here, and street sweeping season is beginning.  On Garbage & Recycling Pick-Up Days, Garbage and Recycling Carts, as well as any other trash being put out, must be placed on the easement (between the sidewalk and the street), and not on the street.  On these days, streets must also be clear of vehicles.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Notice Regarding Disposable Shop Towels

The city has been having to clean out sewers which have been clogged by disposable shop towels.  These are heavy duty paper towels, such as Scott Multi-Purpose Shop Towels or Scott Rags in a Box All Purpose Towels.  Please do not flush these, or any other type of paper towels down a toilet.  It creates unnecessary problems and expense for the City and its residents.

Thank You!

Larrie Ordus, Water & Sewer Department and DPW Director


Street Sweeping Notice (Parking)


The Melvindale Police Department  would like to remind residents that effective April 1, 2017 that Street Sweeping begins and will run though November 2017. For the 1st week, police will pass out warnings to cars that are left on the street during their scheduled street sweeping day (as posted). Beginning the 2nd week of April police will enforce the posted street sweeping signs. Please make sure cars are off the street to avoid tickets.

Thank you for your cooperation!


Online Survey on Our Local Waters...

It Takes Just Ten Minutes . . .

Please take an online survey on our Local Waters

The City of Melvindale and the Alliance of Downriver Watersheds are asking residents to help us evaluate our past education efforts and set the direction for our future outreach programming. We hope to learn what you already know about our fresh water resources and how you protect them from pollution.

Go to to take the survey.

Your participation is very important. Please help protect our rivers, lakes and streams by taking the survey and encouraging your neighbors, friends and colleagues to do so.

For questions contact Pam Labadie the survey administrator at the Huron River Watershed Council by email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone: (734) 769-5123 x 602.


Municipal Offices

3100 Oakwood Blvd.
Melvindale, MI 48122
P: 313.429.1040
F: 313.383.3993

Regular business hours
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. for lunch

See a map & get directions.