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Assessed value is defined by state law as 50% of the market value of the property as of December 31st of the preceding year. Taxable value is derived from a formula created by the passage of “Proposal A” in 1994, designed to limit the taxable value increased annually to the rate of inflation.
All assessed values are calculated according to the State Tax Commission standards. This value is shown as the State Equalized Value (or SEV) on your tax statement. SEVs are based on mass appraisal techniques which take into account the current cost to replicate your home and then depreciates that cost based on the age of the structure. That value is then adjusted to market value by utilizing sales within the particular area over a two year sales study.
Each year the Assessor is required by law to review the sales in the previous two year sales study to conclude assessed values at 50% of market value.
The term Taxable Value was used in the 1994 constitutional amendment known as Proposal A to replace SEV in the property tax equation to calculate property tax bills. The first step in the process of determining Taxable Value is to calculate the Capped Value of every parcel of assessable property using the following formula:
CAPPED VALUE FORMULA:
Prior Taxable Value – Taxable Value of Losses X Lesser of 5% or CPI Multiplier + Taxable Value of Additions = Capped ValueCPI is the Consumer’s Price Index (Inflation rate) as calculated by the State of Michigan each fall. The legislature has defined Taxable Value to be the lesser of SEV or Capped Value. Assessors are required to annually calculate a Capped Value for each individual parcel of real property. The Capped Value is then compared to the SEV of that property, and the lower of the two will be its Taxable Value upon which taxes are levied. The year following an eligible transfer of ownership, the SEV of the transferred property set in that year is its Taxable Value.
No. Until 1994, property was valued for tax purposes at half its market value. This is called “State Equalized Value” or SEV. In 1994 voters passed Proposal A, which limited the growth of property tax assessments. The formula under Proposal A keeps the Taxable Value of a property from growing as fast as the SEV. This gap can increase over time. However, in the year following an eligible transfer of ownership, the Taxable Value is uncapped and is made equal to the SEV, but only for that year following the transfer of ownership. When a parcel is uncapped there could be a substantial increase in the tax depending on the difference between the Taxable Value and the State Equalized Value of the property. See “How is the Taxable Value calculated?” for more explanation.
All assessment information including pictures, sketches, and physical attributes of properties is available online.
Tax maps are also available online.
Please contact the Department of Assessment at (734) 467-3160 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A staff member will be able to go over your assessment information with you and schedule a review of the property if necessary.
All mailing address changes must be done in writing. Please complete the downloadable form completely and return to the Assessor’s Office in-person, or by mail.
All request for name changes (including removing a spouse and name changes due to marriage/divorce) must be submitted on a Property Transfer Affidavit.
If you continue to occupy the property as your primary residence, a new Principal Residence Exemption Affidavit needs to be completed as well.
Both forms, if applicable, need to be completed and returned to the Assessor’s Office by mail, or in-person.
PLEASE NOTE: Submitting a Property Transfer Affidavit will only update tax records and NOT the deed of the property. Any changes to the legal ownership (deed) must be recorded with the Wayne County Register of Deeds office.
The City of Westland does not maintain copies of surveys. Surveys are done through a private company and not maintained or recorded with the City. If you are aware of who may have surveyed your property previously, it is suggested you contact that surveyor to obtain a copy. If you require a new survey, the City is unable to recommend any particular surveyors.
Tax amounts and due dates can be obtained from the City Finance Department.
All ordinance violations may be reported to Neighborhood Services.
A Property Transfer Affidavit must be filed whenever real estate or some types of personal property are transferred (even if you are not recording a deed). It is used by the Assessor to ensure the property is assessed properly and receives the correct Taxable Value. It must be filed by the new owner with the Assessor for the City or Township where the property is located within 45 days of the transfer. If it is not filed timely, a penalty of $5.00 per day (maximum $200.00) applies. The information on this form is not confidential.
Transfer of ownership means the conveyance of title or the beneficial use of the property. There are both partial and whole transfers of ownership. The Assessor’s office will determine the correct percentage and uncap the Taxable Value accordingly.
A Property Transfer Affidavit must be filed whenever property transfers ownership (even if you are not recording a deed). It is used by the Assessor to ensure the property is assessed properly and determine if the sale is a valid sale to use to help in determining upcoming assessments. It must be filed by the new owner with the Assessor for the City within 45 days of the transfer. If it is not timely filed, a penalty of $5/day up to $200 applies.
If the property will also be your primary residence a Principal Residence Exemption Affidavit should be filed.
Both forms, once completed, can be returned to the Assessor’s Office by either:
Please do not email either form.
You must file a Request to Rescind Principal Residence Exemption to remove the exemption. Once completely filed out it can be returned to the Assessor’s Office in-person or by mail.
You should also contact the Building Department to ensure compliance with all ordinances for rental properties.
As with renting the property, you must file a Request to Rescind Principal Residence Exemption to remove the exemption. Once completely filed out it can be returned to the Assessor’s Office in-person or by mail.
The Michigan Supreme Court has ordered that information about the financing of property sales must be gathered. The purpose is to determine whether favorable financing provided by the seller may have caused the sale price to increase, i.e. mortgage amounts, interest rates, and any personal property received by the buyer, etc. If so, any increase in price due to the favorable seller-provided financing must be removed before the sale is considered for property assessment study purposes. Information disclosed on Real Property Statements is strictly confidential and will only be shared by the Assessor, State Tax Commission, County Equalization Department, and others involved in and for the determination of assessments.
It is an online tool or app that allows you unprecedented and user friendly access to your City’s financial data for the past several years. This app allows you to look at the revenues, expenditures, position, and obligations in graph and data table form. The app even allows you to compare our data against other cities data where available.
Transparency and accountability should be a major goal for any city or township. We’re proud of the job we’re doing managing the resources, both human and capital. This app shows you how your tax dollars are being used to provide the highest quality of life and the best municipal services possible.
The great news is this services is provided to Westland and its residents absolutely free!
Yes! If all this data is just too much to make sense of, try our Performance Dashboard app. This app is designed to give you a more simple view of our financial health and performance.
Access the Financial Summary app online.
If you are looking to open a new business in Westland, let us help welcome you to Westland! We can help you get the word out to the community through a Grand Opening Ceremony. Please call or email the Economic Development Department to make arrangements.
Did you know you can post your job opening for free on our website? Let us help you get connected with Westland’s highly skilled workforce through our Westland Works! program.
For new and existing businesses in our community, we highly recommend you consider joining the Westland Chamber of Commerce. For over 55 years, the Westland Chamber has been an advocate for the business community and non-profit organizations. Their mission is to support, stimulate, strengthen, and assist in business growth. The Westland Chamber can help you building meaningful business connections, improve your businesses visibility throughout the community and assist in promoting your business. Visit the Westland Chamber Website for more information or following them on Facebook for information about upcoming events.
Looking to increase visibility and get involved in the community through sponsorship opportunities? There are many creative and exciting ways to promote your local business while also supporting one or more of the wildly popular City events or venues. Reaction Direct administers this program for the City and can expertly develop a custom sponsorship program to reach your goals and fit your budget.
If you’d like to schedule a fire extinguisher class for your group please fill out the Fire Extinguisher Training Form. Once the form is complete, we will contact you with scheduling information and details.
The Westland Fire crews appreciate your feedback. If you’d like to rate your service, please complete the Fire Service Survey Form.
The Westland EMS crews appreciate your feedback. If you’d like to rate your service, please complete the EMS Service Survey Form.
CPR or First Aid Training can be scheduled by submitting the CPR/First Aid Training Request Form. Once completed, we will contact you for scheduling and details.
You can request a Mobile Smoke House demonstration for your event by filling out and submitting the Mobile Smokehouse Demo Request Form. Once completed, we will contact you for details and scheduling.
The Medical Supply Loan Request Form can be filled out and submitted. Once your submission is complete, we will contact you with any necessary details.
Firehouse tours and engine visits can be scheduled by completing and submitting the Firehouse Tour/Fire Engine Request Form. Once completed, we will contact you with scheduling and details.
Since 1967, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) has provided the public the right to request access to records from any federal agency. It is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government. Federal agencies are required to disclose any information requested under the FOIA unless it falls under one of nine exemptions which protect interests such as personal privacy, national security, and law enforcement.
The FOIA also requires agencies to proactively post online certain categories of information, including frequently requested records. As Congress, the President, and the Supreme Court have all recognized, the FOIA is a vital part of our democracy.
Generally any person - United States citizen or not - can make a FOIA request.
Before making a request, first look to see if the information you are interested in is already publicly available. You can find a lot of useful information on a range of topics on the City of Westland’s website.
If the information you want is not publicly available, you can submit a FOIA request to the agency’s FOIA Coordinator. The request simply must be in writing and reasonably describe the records you seek. Most federal agencies now accept FOIA requests electronically, including by web form, email or fax.
Your request will receive the quickest possible response if it is addressed directly to the FOIA office of the City of Westland. Delivery of FOIA requests can be made in various ways:
There is no specific form that must be used to make a request. However, the City’s FOIA Request for Public Records Form (PDF) is available to individuals requesting information.
A FOIA request can be made for any agency record. You can also specify the format in which you wish to receive the records (for example, printed or electronic form). The FOIA does not require agencies to create new records or to conduct research, analyze data, or answer questions when responding to requests.
The City’s FOIA Coordinator handles all requests within the City for all Departments except the Police Department. The Westland Police Department has designated staff members in charge of processing and releasing information that is specific to their Department.
After the City receives your FOIA request, you will usually receive receipt confirmation verification in the form of an email or letter acknowledging the request with an assigned tracking number. If the City requires additional information before it can begin to process your request, it will contact you. The City will typically search for records in response to your request and then review those records to determine which - and what parts of each - can be released. The agency will redact, or black out, any information protected from disclosure by one of the FOIA’s nine exemptions. The releasable records will then be sent to you.
There is no initial fee required to submit a FOIA request, but the FOIA does provide for the charging of certain types of fees in some instances.
For a typical requester the City can charge for the time it takes to search for records and for duplication of those records. There is usually no charge for the first 15 minutes of search time.
You may always include in your request letter a specific statement limiting the amount that you are willing to pay in fees. If an agency estimates that the total fees for processing your request will exceed $25, it will notify you in writing of the estimate and offer you an opportunity to narrow your request in order to reduce the fees. If you agree to pay fees for a records search, you may be required to pay such fees even if the search does not locate any releasable records.
You may request a waiver of fees. Under the FOIA, fee waivers are limited to situations in which a requester can show that the disclosure of the requested information is in the public interest because it is likely to contribute significantly to public understanding of the operations and activities of the government and is not primarily in the commercial interest of the requester. Requests for fee waivers from individuals who are seeking records on themselves usually do not meet this standard. In addition, a requester’s inability to pay fees is not a legal basis for granting a fee waiver.
Once the City has processed your request it will send you a written response. This response will let you know whether records were located and will include all releasable documents. If any portions of the records are withheld, for instance because disclosure would invade an individual’s personal privacy, the City will inform you of the specific FOIA exemption that is being applied.
Agencies typically process requests in the order of receipt. The time it takes to respond to a request will vary depending on the complexity of the request and the backlog of requests already pending at the agency:
The City’s FOIA Coordinator is available to assist you with any question about the status of your request and any steps you can take to receive a quicker response.
Under certain conditions you may be entitled to have your request processed on an expedited basis. There are two specific situations where a request will be expedited, which means that it is handled as soon as practicable. These two situations apply to every agency:
Agencies can also allow expedited processing for additional reasons.
If you are seeking records on yourself you will be required to provide a certification of your identity. This certification is required in order to protect your privacy and to ensure that private information about you is not disclosed inappropriately to someone else. Whenever you request information about yourself you will be asked to provide either a notarized statement or a statement signed under penalty of perjury stating that you are the person who you say you are.
Generally, when requesting information about another person you will receive greater access by submitting authorization from that individual permitting the disclosure of the records to you, or by submitting proof that the individual is deceased. If you request records relating to another person, and disclosure of the records could invade that person’s privacy, they ordinarily will not be disclosed to you.
Not all records are required to be released under the FOIA. Congress established nine exemptions from disclosure for certain categories of information to protect against certain harms, such as an invasion of personal privacy, or harm to law enforcement investigations. The FOIA authorizes agencies to withhold information when they reasonably foresee that disclosure would harm an interest protected by one of these nine exemptions. The nine exemptions are described below.
Congress has provided special protection in the FOIA for three narrow categories of law enforcement and national security records. The provisions protecting those records are known as "exclusions."
Records falling within an exclusion are not subject to the requirements of the FOIA. So, when an office or agency responds to your request, its response will encompass those records that are subject to the FOIA.
You may file an administrative appeal if you are not satisfied with the City’s initial response to your request. Before doing so, however, you may wish to contact the FOIA professional handling the request. The FOIA Coordinator is there to explain the process to you, assist in reducing any delays, and help resolve any disputes. Often, a simple discussion between you and the City will resolve any issues that may arise.
If necessary, filing an appeal is very simple. Typically, all you need to do is send a letter or email to the designated appeal authority of the agency stating that you are appealing the initial decision made on your request. There is no fee or cost involved. After an independent review, the appellate authority will send you a response advising you of its decision. Once the administrative appeal process is complete, you also have the option to seek mediation services from the Office of Government Information Services at the National Archives and Records Administration.
The FOIA provides that when processing requests, agencies should withhold information only if they reasonably foresee that disclosure would harm an interest protected by an exemption, or if disclosure is prohibited by law. Agencies should also consider whether partial disclosure of information is possible whenever they determine that full disclosure is not possible and they should take reasonable steps to segregate and release nonexempt information. The Office of Information Policy at the Department of Justice is responsible for issuing government-wide guidance on the FOIA as part of its responsibilities to encourage all agencies to fully comply with both the letter and the spirit of the FOIA.
Open burning is defined as, the burning of unwanted materials such as paper, trees, brush, leaves, grass, and other debris where smoke and other emissions are released directly into the air. During open burning, air pollutants do not pass through a chimney or stack. Although defined as such, under no circumstances is any debris besides wood permitted.
the burning of unwanted materials such as paper, trees, brush, leaves, grass, and other debris where smoke and other emissions are released directly into the air.
Only clean wood (lacking creosote or other chemicals) can be used as fuel. That means no leaves or other unwanted combustibles.
A fire pit. The fire pit must be completely enclosed. This can be achieved by using screening or other approved store-bought containers.
The open burn must be a minimum of 25 feet from any structure or property line. The site must also be a minimum of 15 feet from any other combustible materials such as tall vegetation or woodpiles.
The fire should be no larger than three feet wide by three feet tall.
Some form of extinguishment must be on-hand. Examples would be dirt, sand, a garden hose, or a fire extinguisher.
If smoke from the fire becomes a nuisance to others, extinguishment is required.
Constant supervision is required during all burning. Complete extinguishment is required before leaving the fire pit.
The Performance Dashboard App gives you a quick and simple way of looking at and comparing our performance in key areas for the last two years. Best of all, this companion app is free also!
The Performance Dashboard, unlike the Citizen’s Guide app, is meant to give you a single page view of our performance in key areas over a shorter period of time. The Citizen’s Guide app has much more detail and many more years of data to look at and compare.
The perfect place to find more detailed data and graphs is our Citizens Guide App. There’s many more years of data available and the opportunity to compare your All American City with other cities in the state.
City employment is governed by the Civil Service Commission for general employees and by the Police and Fire Civil Service Commission for police officers and firefighters. The process for being hired by the City includes completing an employment application, providing references and other needed information and successful completion of testing, interviewing and background investigations. The requirements for seeking employment with the City will be included in employment notices. Applications are accepted for employment when a notice seeking applicants is posted on the City website and advertised in the City’s paper of record.
The City will advertise when it seeks to fill job vacancies. Notices will be placed on the City website and in the City paper of record. Applications are only accepted when the City has posted to fill a job vacancy.
Please email the Personnel Department and include your complete name, old contact information, and new contact information including complete address (street, city, state, zip) and a telephone number(s). This information may also be provided via U.S. mail addressed to the "Personnel Department" or by calling 734-467-3263.
For specific questions regarding the coverage, you must call Blue Cross and Delta Dental directly at the numbers listed below. If you have general questions regarding your coverage you may contact the Personnel Department at 734-467-3263.
The life insurance beneficiary form may be obtained from the Employee Portal. Please return the completed form by emailing the Personnel Department, by fax to 734-467-7946 or by U.S. mail. Please be sure to fill in the name, address, and social security number for each beneficiary listed.
Please email the Personnel Department or call 734-467-3193. A Certificate of Marriage must be provided when adding a spouse to one’s health plans. Proof of live birth (or proof of adoption) is required to add a dependent to one’s health plan. If removing an adult-aged dependent, please provide the dependent’s name and contact information; in some cases, the adult-aged dependent is entitled to healthcare benefits under the federal COBRA.
Please download the appropriate Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) form "Certification of Health Care Provider for Family Member’s Serious Health Condition" found on this site. Please complete your portion of the form and have the physician handling your family member’s healthcare complete this form which must then be returned to the Personnel Department. If you qualify, the FMLA provides for up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave time annually to care for an ailing family member (certain conditions apply).
Please download the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) form "Certification of Health Care Provider for Employee’s Serious Health Condition" found on this website. You must complete a portion of this form with your healthcare provider also providing information about your health condition. Once this information is complete, please provide this FMLA form to the Personnel Department for processing. If you qualify, the FMLA provides for up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave time to address your serious health condition.
All collective bargaining agreements may be found on the City’s website.
Please complete the "Employee Request to Review Personnel File" form from the Employee Portal and submit it electronically or in hard copy to the Personnel Department. The Personnel Department will schedule a time for you to view your file. Every attempt is made to provide personnel files to employees for review within 48 hours of receipt of the request.
The Finance Department handles enrollment into deferred compensation plans; please call 734-467-3169 to obtain information about the various plans available to you and to obtain enrollment forms.
You may download the Direct Deposit Form from the Personnel home page and send the completed form to the Finance Department. If you have any questions, please call 734-467-3169.
Please download, complete, and submit to the Personnel Department the Federal W-4 and Michigan W-4 withholding forms found on the Employee Portal. This information will be shared with Payroll for updating your personal information.
The purpose of zoning is to regulate property use and development within each district and ensure that the vision in the City’s Comprehensive Plan is consistently met. Zoning divides the city into districts (zones). The districts are shown on the zoning map, and the zoning ordinance lists the rules for each district. Zoning is just one piece of the review of any proposed development or project, which may also entail evaluation for planning criteria (known as Site Plan review), building codes, and life safety codes.
To determine what your property is zoned you will need to use the City’s Interactive Zoning Map. Be prepared to enter in your property address or Parcel ID number.
The Zoning Ordinance lists the rules for each district and how properties can be used. Each zone section has the following information:
Rezoning a property, also known as a map amendment, is an involved process, and success is not guaranteed. Petitioners must provide documentation that the property is appropriate for rezoning based on the principles of zoning and the City’s Master Plan. It then requires public hearing and review through the Planning Commission, and then final approval through the City Council. These bodies would have to find that the zoning is appropriate and not likely to cause negative impacts on surrounding existing uses such as residences.
Setbacks are measured from the actual property lines and not from fences, curbs, sidewalks, or street pavement edges. A property survey may be necessary to verify the location of property lines prior to construction. From the property line, setbacks are usually measured to the foundation edge of the structure.
The City does not have surveys of private property. You will need to hire a professional survey to create a survey for you.
If you will be occupying an existing building you will need to fill out and submit a re-occupancy application. Before doing so please verify that the proposed use is allowed in the existing zoning district for the property. The Planning Department will verify the use is permitted and will pass the application over to the Building Department to schedule inspections and determine any necessary permits. If the property passes the final inspections a Certificate of Occupancy will be issued.
If you are developing a property, you will need to go through the Site Plan approval process. Please contact the Planning Department.
You may fence in the rear yard (back corner of home all the way around to the other back corner of the home) with up to a six foot high fence. Unless you have written permission from the neighbors, the fence must be wholly on your property, good side facing out. The City prefers that chain link fences be removed before installing a privacy fence. If it is going adjacent to a chain link fence it must be either two feet away or 6” up off the ground so that the area between the fences can be maintained. A side yard fence (at 4.5’ high maximum) would be allowed in a side yard if there is a side door to the home on that side or it is at a corner. It can go up to the front line of the home in that case.
A zoning ordinance specifies what types of uses zones allow (ex. Residential, Commercial, Industrial etc.) and also regulates lot size, placement, bulk (or density) and the height of structures. Click to read the City of Westland’s Zoning Ordinance.
A variance is a deviation from the set of rules a municipality applies to land use and land development, typically a zoning ordinance, building code or municipal code. The manner in which variances are employed can differ greatly depending on the municipality.
Site plans for single-family residential and industrial properties in the industrial subdivisions not adjacent to residential zoning districts are reviewed and approved by the Planning Department. All other site plans require review by the Planning Commission and approval by the City Council.
For a lot/parcel to be buildable it will need to comply with the minimum lot width and minimum lot size requirements for the zoning district in which it is zoned. That information is found in the zoning district under the zoning category after the use lists.
Section 110-5.4 of the zoning ordinance sets criteria to allow the development of certain lots that do not meet current zoning dimensional standards. A nonconforming “lot of record” may be developed if:
The recycling program began on July 1st, 2020 with a few changes.
Please be aware of the following:
Republic is trying to eliminate glass at their facility. Glass is very hard on the equipment. Also there is a limited demand for the recycled glass. Republic has stated that a majority of glass that is taken to the facility ends up at the landfill.
The trash containers are black, and the recycling carts are blue.
If you are missing a trash bin (the black bin) or recycling bin (the blue bin), please contact the Department of Public Service at 734-728-1770 or Email Dept. of Public Service. You can also Submit a Service Request.
No, it is the same day as it has always been.
Wayne County Recycling Information
State of Michigan Recycling Information
Not at this time; the residents who have two bins from the previous program will be able to keep their two bins.
Please contact Priority Waste at 1-586-228-1200, email them at WestlandSupport@prioritywaste.com, or visit our Special Pickup Page to request a special pick up.
For curbside recycling pickup , trash pickup, compost pickup, and special pickup questions, please call Priority Waste at 1-586-228-1200.
For other sanitation questions, please call the Department of Public Service at 1-734-728-1770.
No, the recycling bin is only for recycling materials. The City is charged additional costs if the recycling is contaminated with garbage.
Report the damage to the Department of Public Service by submitting a Service Request, emailing Dept. of Public Service or calling 734-728-1770.
Please place the carts on your easement, behind the curb for pickup. Do not put them in the street. Make sure they are not blocked by parked cars, fire hydrants, trees, or utility poles.
A spot will need to be cleared for placement. Do not place the cart in the street, as it will interfere with snow plowing.
The City has stickers available for your bin that are being delivered to every home in the City starting December 5, 2020. Stickers are also available for pickup from Westland City Hall.
No, please do not put recyclables in any kind of plastic bag. Plastic bags will jam up the recycling machines.
The carts have wheels for easy movement. However, 64 gallon containers are being offered to those who might have more difficulty maneuvering them.
Rubbish will need to be placed in plastic garbage bags and then into the cart for pickup. Do not overload the cart. If the lid cannot close, it is too full.
All materials to be recycled must be placed inside the cart, even materials that previously had to be placed outside the bins, such as cardboard. All materials to be recycled must fit inside the cart, or they will not be picked up for recycling.
There was a separate mailing for the recycling program in late June. You can also get additional details on the City’s website, the Recycling Simplified website, or call the Department of Public Service at 734-728-1770.
Yes, residents will be required to call Priority Waste at 1-586-228-1200, email at WestlandSupport@prioritywaste.com, or connect online for a special pickup of larger items. As of July 2018, this is a free service for up to 8 extra bags of trash and/or 3 bulk items per week.
Yes, please remove the label prior to recycling the can. You can recycle the label with other recyclable paper items.
Yes, please leave the lid on any plastic bottle and recycle them together. Lids are too small to recycle separately.
Unfortunately, you will not be able to use any other container for placement of household trash other than City provided containers, should you need more space than the 96 gallon container provided by the City, it is suggested that you contact the City of Westland Department of Public Service at 734-728-1770 and request another additional trash container at an additional cost of $60 per year (additional cost attributed to landfill costs). You can also purchase one at the City of Westland Webstore
The City will be providing a 96 gallon container for collection of your trash as well.
Collection of items that are too large to fit in the containers will continue as it has been in the past, the resident is required to contact Priority Waste:
The request must be placed at least 48 hours ahead of the next collection day to insure pickup.
Food and beverage container glass is accepted at the Westland Recycling Center.
No, do not put plastic toys in the recycle bin.
Over the years, our All American City has grown. It has become necessary for the City to change some resident’s collection day to guarantee that collection stays on schedule. Use our interactive collection map to find your address and collection day.
No, do not put plastic hangers in the recycle bin.
If your collection day has not been changed, your recycling pickup will also not be changed. Should your collection day be changed, you will receive a two weeks advanced notice, with your new collection day enclosed.
No, do not put old metal tools in the recycle bin. Old metal tools can be taken to the Westland Recycling Center instead.
No, do not put any old appliances in the recycle bin. They can be taken to the drop off site on Marquette.
You can request a special pick up through our website, calling the Department of Public Service at 734-728-1770 or by coming to the Westland City Hall. If you have any other questions regarding special pick up, you can contact the Department of Public Service at 734-728-1770.
Yes, you can contact the City of Westland, Department of Public Service through our online store, or by coming into the Westland City Hall to request another trash container at an additional cost of:
City Hall is located at:36300 Warren RoadWestland, MI 48185
If you have any question regarding the purchase of an extra trash bin you can contact the Department of Public service at 734-728-1770.
No, batteries can be recycled at the following locations:
There is a drop box for batteries at these locations.
No, Clothes cannot be put in the recycle bin. Clothes can be recycled in the Blue Clothing bins located throughout the City, including City Hall and the Westland Recycling Center.
If you are not sure on a specific item you can go to the City’s website. The Public Service Department has a Recycling page or visit the Recycling Simplified website.
The collection of compostable material will remain the same as it has always been in the City of Westland.
Glass beverage and food jars can be dropped of at the Westland Recycling Center located at 37137 Marquette, Westland.
The containers need to be be rinsed out of any food residue, clean, and dry before being recycled.
Move out quotes are now available directly from Priority Waste! Please contact Priority Waste by:
Everyone! Mandated by the U.S. Constitution, the Census counts all people who reside in the United States, regardless of citizenship or immigration status.
The United States Census is a national population count that occurs every ten years.
For the first time, online! Also, by telephone, or via mail! This is the first Census to go digital, so you can fill out your household survey on your home computer or at any of the internet enabled Census Action Kiosks, which will be available at convenient locations in Westland.
By Census Day, April 1, 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau will mail letters to every household in the United States inviting all to respond to the Census survey. Every household should receive a letter requesting that they complete a census survey online, by mail, or phone by July, 2020.
The data collected from the Census is used to make sure everyone is equally represented in our political system and that government resources are allocated fairly. The Census data determines:
For the 2020 Census, the U.S. Census Bureau will only visit homes that do not respond to the Census.
Yes, the online survey will be offered in thirteen different languages, including English. You may also answer the questions by phone in English and 12 Non-English languages. Paper Census surveys will only be available in English and Spanish. Print and video language guides will be available in 59 Non-English languages, including American Sign Language, Braille, and large print.
Under federal census law, your responses are kept confidential and can only be used by the U.S. Census Bureau to produce statistics.
No. Title 13 of the U.S. Code requires your information to be kept confidential and prevents your responses from being used against you by any government agency- including law enforcement, the Department of Homeland Security, or U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Personal census information cannot be disclosed for 72 years, including names, addresses, and telephone numbers.
No. It’s important to remember that the U.S. Census Bureau will never ask for:
If you live in Westland and need help completing the census, email to Moe Ayoub. We will direct you to the resources you need.
Contact the Youth Assistance Program to discuss your situation with a case manager and possible enrollment into the program.
The length of the program depends upon the progress the youth makes during their enrollment. Typically, youth are enrolled for approximately six months. However, enrollment periods do vary and six months is just an average.
No. A mentor can be a wonderful support for a young person but the program is designed to make sure all aspects of concern are addresses, known and not known at time of enrollment.
Typically the following program services are required:
However, if there are concerns about youth being able to attend all program services, you can discuss your concerns with your case manager or Program Director Paul Motz.
They do not have to be in any trouble to be enrolled in the program. Some youth are referred from the Court or Police but many are enrolled as "voluntary". This means their parent or guardian enrolled them into the program.
The program does not have counseling services available. However the program works closely with other agencies in the area and can provide referrals.
Your child’s case would be returned to the Police Department and then forwarded to Juvenile Court for further action.
The program is eligible to provide services for most of western Wayne county.
No they cannot. Participants must be between 10 and 17 years and 6 months while they are enrolled in the program.