About Public Service

The main purpose of the Public Service Department is to serve the public of the City of Lansing. The Public Service Department is comprised of multiple different divisions.

Operations & Maintenance


The Operations & Maintenance Division, which includes Capital Area Recycling & Trash (CART), is in charge of trash and recycling, maintenance of streets, sidewalks, signs, flood control and sustainable forestry and winter response.

Engineering


The Engineering Division plans, designs, constructs and maintains streets, bridges, sidewalks, bike facilities, traffic signals, sewer systems and flood control systems.

Wastewater Systems


The Wastewater Systems Division collects, pumps, processes and treats the City's wastewater.

Business, Permits & Technology


The Business, Permits & Technology Division issues all public service permits, performs inspections of all issued permits and provides administrative support, budgeting and traffic advisories.

Property Management


The Property Management Division handles operates ad maintains all City-owned buildings as well as facilities and provides support for special events.

Fleet Services


The Fleet Services Division maintains the City's vehicles (ex. police cars, fire trucks, etc.) and heavy equipment.