Frequently Asked Questions
Non-Emergency Public Safety
Highland Park City Hall?
Highland Park City Hall is located at 12050 Woodward
Highland Park 48203-3578 Telephone:
What are your hours?
City Hall business hours are Monday thru Friday,
8:00 am until 4:30 pm
Lobby Hours: Monday thru Thursday 8:00 am; Friday
8:00 am until 1:00 pm
Where can I get a copy of a birth/death certificate?
Birth and Death Certificates for occurrences in the
City of Highland Park are available at the Wayne County Clerk's Office;
Telephone: (313) 224-6262.
How can I obtain a business
Call the Highland Park City Clerk at (313) 252-0050
ext 222 or
here to view the Business License Application in PDF
Do you have a permits/inspections
The State of Michigan handles Building, Electrical,
Mechanical and Plumbing permits
and inspections for the City of Highland Park.
Call (517) 241-9317 or check the web
Inspections, Permits and Plan Reviews for
Does the Secretary of State have an
The Secretary of State Office in Highland Park is
located at 14301 Woodward;
call (313) 541-5454.
Where is the Social Security
The Highland Park Branch is located at 60 E Grand
Ave, call (313) 865-2671.
Where can I pay/contest a traffic
The 30th District Court, located at 12050 Woodward
Ave, Highland Park 48203-3578. Telephone (313)
How can I obtain a copy of my HPCC
or high school transcript?
Highland Park Community College Transcripts are
available at the Highland Park School District, 20
Bartlett St, Highland Park 48203-3720.
Call (313) 957-3050 for college; (313) 957-3002
extension 1105 for high school.
Non-Emergency Public Safety
How can I contact the Highland Park
The Highland Park Police Mini-station is located at
14112 Woodward Ave;
call (313) 852-7338 or 852-7339 for non-emergency
police services. Police
Administration and Investigation (Detectives) may be
reached at (313) 252-0050.
How do I contact the Highland Park
Call Highland Park Fire Services at (313) 252-0230.
Who provides gas and electric
services to Highland Park?
DTE Energy; call (800) 477-4747.
Who is the local telephone company?
Who provides water and
The City of Highland Park Water Department, (313)
252-0050 ext 203.
Call (313) 252-0230 if you have a Water emergency
after normal business hours.
How do I contact the local cable
Call MIcom Cable toll-free at (888)
873-3353 or online at email@example.com
Where are utility
lines on my property?
Call Miss Dig at (800) 482-7171
Who replaces street lights?
DTE maintains street lights in Highland Park.
Call (800) 477-4747.
1. Where should I put my yard waste?
Separate yard waste (grass, clippings, leaves,
branches, plant, etc) from your trash and bulk
items, place it at your curb on the designated pick
up day. Do not put yard waste at abandoned houses or
vacant lots. It will not be picked up and you could
2. When is yard waste collected?
Yard waste is picked up on the 2nd and 4th Monday
of the month, from April 27 to November 23. Place
it at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on these days.
3. How should I put out yard waste?
Put yard waste in paper yard waste bags or
in 30-32 gallon containers marked with a "Yard
Waste" sticker only. Do not place yard waste in plastic
bags or cardboard boxes; it will not be picked up.
Cut branches and tree limbs in 4 foot lengths and tie in
4. What should I put in my yard waste?
Yard waste consist of organic lawn and garden
materials only: grass clippings, leaves,
Yard waste bags or containers cannot weigh more than
50 pounds each.
Do not mix yard waste with trash or bulk items; it
will not be picked up.
1. How do I dispose of furniture, appliances,
Put your bulk waste-furniture, appliances, etc-
out for collection on your regular weekly trash
pickup date by 7:00 am. There is not a separate day
for bulk pick up in Highland Park.
2. Where should I put my bulk waste?
Put your bulk waste at the curbside, next to, but
separated from your regular trash. DO NOT place any
bulk waste in the alley. It is a violation of
Highland Park City ordinance to dump anything in the
alley, and there is no trash or bulk pick up of
waste from any alley in the city.
3. How should I put items out in my bulk waste?
DO NOT BREAK UP your furniture, or it will not be
picked up. Do not put waste (trash, bags, rubbish)
on top of your furniture. Furniture with waste on it
will not be picked up. Refrigerators must have their
Freon tanks removed by a licensed contractor (find
one in the yellow pages) and tagged as such.
Refrigerator doors must be removed.
4. What items CANNOT be picked up with bulk
Tires, construction materials, batteries and
paint cannot be picked up with bulk waste. Tires
should be disposed at a licensed tire disposal
facility. Construction materials such as cabinets,
doors, roofing, porches, and dry wall, etc. must be
disposed at a licensed land fill. Batteries and pain
must be disposed as a hazardous waste facility.
1. Where should I put my regular trash?
Put your trash in front of your home, separate
from your bulk items. Keep Highland Park clean. DO
NOT put trash or bulk items at abandoned houses or
vacant lots; trash will not be picked up from these
locations. Violators will be ticketed.
2. What should I put in my trash?
Residential garbage and most bulk items can be
put in the trash, but not construction material,
tires, or yard waste. Maximum weight per item is
3. How should I put out items in my trash?
Place trash in plastic bags or 32-32 gallon
containers. Trash put in cardboard boxes is not
picked up. Carpet must be rolled, tied, and easily
lifted by one person. Tie loose debris in bundles
that can be easily lifted by one person.