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GLWA Guide to Service Lines and Plumbing Fixtures

Click Here to view the publication titled, "Service Lines and Plumbing Fixtures: Responses to Frequently Asked Questions about Lead and Copper in Water", published by the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA).


Melvindale Police Department

On Thursday, April 5th 2018, the Melvindale Police Department merged dispatch services with the City of Dearborn. Dispatch services are now answered by the Dearborn Dispatch Center.

If the nature of your call is not an emergency, use the unchanged non-emergency phone number (313) 429-1070 and listen to the extension prompts to be connected to the service division you wish to speak with.

There will be NO change to daily patrol operations. Melvindale Police Department will be operating and servicing calls 7 days a week 24 hours a day.

The Police Department Lobby and City Hall will now have the same hours of operation:


Monday – Friday 8:30a.m. – 12:00p.m.

Monday – Friday 1:00p.m. – 4:30p.m.


Monday – Friday 12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m.

Saturday, Sunday and Holidays

During closed lobby hours, the call box located at the front entrance of City Hall, may be utilized. The call box is a direct line to the Dearborn Dispatch Center. Upon your request Officers will immediately be dispatched to your location.

Police Chief

John Allen

Click Here for PDF version of notice.

Tax Foreclosure Online Auction Tutorial

The Office of the Wayne County Treasurer has created a video tutorial to assist taxpayers with registering and bidding for the Tax Foreclosure Online Auction.  The video can be found at the following links:


Notice Regarding Disposable Wipes & Shop Towels

The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) wants Water & Sewer Customers to be aware of the problems being caused by the flushing of wipes down the toilet.  Wipes clump together in pipes and cling to wastewater collection and treatment equipment, causing blockages and straining and damaging equipment.  An information video, created by GLWA in collaboration with Macomb and Oakland Counties, can be viewed by clicking here.


In addition to the above problem, the City of Melvindale 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.


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

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