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Navigating City Contacts Without the 611 Phone Line

Spirit of Detroit
Spirit of Detroit
City of Detroit

Detroit residents may already be painfully aware that we no longer have access to the once very helpful service of our 611 phone line. 611 was Detroit’s one stop phone access and information to all of the city’s departments and services; due to budget cuts this wonderful service line is no longer available.

There are numerous everyday occurrences that require a city department’s assistance, i.e. street light out, non working traffic light, trash collection problem, dead animal, stray dogs and much more. Without an accurate city phone contact, we could find ourselves in a vicious cycle of calling city numbers that are non-working, incorrect or constantly busy.

For your convenience, below is the current list taken from the city of Detroit’s website of the most

Frequently Requested City Contact Numbers:

City Clerk - Public Information Division
313-224-3270 or 313-224-3271

Area of Concerns Department/Agency Telephone# (313)

Neighborhood City hall Info...... City Hall Central..... 224-2989

Abandoned/Dangerous Bldgs..... Bldg & Safety Engineering..... 224-3215

Abandoned Cars/Private Property..... Call Local Police Precinct

Abandoned Cars/Public Property..... Call Local Police Precinct

Stray Dogs/Dog Bites..... Health Dept- Animal Control...... 224-7128

Dog Licensing..... Health Dept- Animal Control...... 224-7132/ 224-7133

Firearms Hotline..... U.S. Alcohol Tobacco/Firearms..... 800-238-4867

Block Club Information..... Neighborhood City Hall..... 224-2989

Bldg Code Violations – Residential..... Bldg & Safety Engineering..... 224-2733

Bldg Code Violations – Business..... Bldg & Safety Engineering..... 224-2733

DOT Bus Schedules..... Dept. of Transportation..... 224-1300

DOT Complaints..... Dept. of Transportation..... 224-1300

DOT Senior Discount Pass..... Dept. of Transportation..... 224-2989

Financial Assistance..... 224-3270

Contact City Council..... City Council / Receptionist..... 224-3443

Public Information Department..... Communications Services..... 224-3755

Consumer Information..... Consumer Affairs..... 224-6995

Consumer Complaint re: Business..... Consumer Affairs..... 224-6995

Dead Animals..... Dept. of Public Works..... 224-4636

Debris & Weeds on Lots..... Dept. of Public Works..... 224-4636

Debris & Weeds in Parks..... Dept. of Public Works..... 224-4636

Fire Community Relations..... Detroit Fire..... 596-2957

Fire Emergency..... Detroit Fire..... 911

Arson..... Detroit Fire Arson Unit..... 596-2940

Garbage/Special Pickups..... Dept. of Public Works..... 224-4636

224-3901

Health Issues/Questions..... Health..... 876-4000

Housing Commission ...... 877-8807

Human Services Hotline..... 852-5609

Library Public Information..... Detroit Library Comm...... 833-1000

General Information..... TIP / Information..... 833-4000

Mayors Office..... 224-3400

Medical Emergencies..... 911

Michigan State Police..... 256-9636

Neighborhood City Halls..... 224-2989

Complaint on a City Department..... Ofc of the Ombudsman..... 224-6000

Unemployment/Job Search Info...... MI Emplymt Security Comm..... 876-5000

Planning & Developmt./your area...... Planning & Development...... 224-6380

Police General Information ...... 596-2200/ 224-4000

Crime Prevention Local District Community Relations

Emergency..... 911

Illegal Drug Sales..... Detroit Police ..... 224-DOPE

Office of the Chief Investigator..... Detroit Police..... 596-2499

Police Athletic League (PAL)..... Detroit Police..... 596-1751/ 833-9264

Telephone Crime Reporting..... Detroit Police..... 267-4600

Southwestern District..... Detroit Police..... 596-5300

Northwestern District..... Detroit Police..... 596-5600

Eastern District..... Detroit Police..... 596-5900

Northeastern District..... Detroit Police..... 596-1100

Western District..... Detroit Police..... 596-1200

Central District ..... Detroit Police..... 596-1300

Street Lights Out..... Public Lighting..... 224-0500

Requesting Additional Lights..... Public Lighting..... 267-7232

Public Lighting General Info...... Public Lighting..... 224-0500

Traffic Signal Out, Wire Down..... Public Lighting..... 224-0500

Problems with Traffic Signals..... Public Lighting..... 226-4636

Public Lighting Complaints..... Public Lighting..... 267-8159

Rats/ Rodents Public/Bus.Units..... Health..... 876-4770

Rats/ Rodents Outside Building..... Health..... 876-4770

Contact Recreation Dept...... 224-1100

Contact Senior Citizens Dept...... 224-1000

Request Sidewalk Repair..... City Engineering...... 224-4636

Snow Removal/Street Cleaning..... Dept. of Public Works..... 224-4636

Request Street Repairs..... Dept. of Public Works..... 224-4636

Weed & Debris Removal..... Dept. of Public Works..... 224-4636

Suicide Prevention Center..... 224-7000

Income Tax Information..... Finance..... 224-1701

Property Tax Information..... Finance..... 224-3035

36th District Court Info...... 965-2200

Trees: Trim, Removal & Stumps..... Recreation/Forestry..... 224-4636

Broken Water Main..... Water & Sewerage..... 267-7401

Emergency Water/Sewerage..... Water & Sewerage..... 267-7401

Shut-Off Water Services..... Water & Sewerage..... 267-8000

Water/Sewerage Billing Info...... Water & Sewerage..... 267-8000

Contact U.S. Marshall Office..... 234-5600

Buy Vacant City Owned Lot..... P& D Real Estate Div...... 224-2569

Voter Information..... Elections..... 876-0190

Wayne County Prosecutor..... 224-5777

Wayne County Sheriff ..... 224-2222

Detroit Zoo /Royal Oak..... Detroit Zoological Institute..... 1-248- 398-0900

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