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AIR QUALITY CONCERNS
Have you ever noticed a strong odor, a large amount of smoke, or other air quality concerns but didn’t know who to call? Van Buren Township staff will help direct your concerns to the appropriate agency. While the Township does not have direct regulatory authority over most air quality issues, our staff has been trained to collect complaint information and transmit these concerns to the appropriate agency. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) handles most air quality concerns in the State of Michigan. The MDEQ regulates the emissions from industrial facilities, monitors odors from waste disposal facilities, and has specific guidelines for open burning.
If you notice an air quality concern, such as a strong odor emanating from a facility in the Township or a large amount of smoke, please get in touch with the Township Department of Community Services at (734) 699-8926 during normal business hours (7:00 AM – 5:00 PM), Monday to Thursday or the Department of Public Safety at (734) 699-8930 outside of normal business hours. Township staff will then forward that information to the MDEQ or the appropriate agency for follow-up.
Please fill out the Self-Reporting Survey provided by Wayne County here.
This report is not a guarantee a damage claim will be granted. It is the first step in the process of assessing damages and trying to receive federal or state aid.
Wayne County has a 24-hour, toll-free number to report road hazards. Call 1-888-ROADCREW (762-3273, and you will speak with a road maintenance employee who will process your request.
Examples of road conditions: bridge, bike path, barricade, chloride, culvert/ditch, dead animal, debris in roadway, drainage/water, dust control, employee actions, fence, gardrail, grass, guardrail, mailbox, manhole cover, oil/fuel spill, pothole, shoulder/curb, sign, snow/ice, traffic signal, tree issues, stump issues, mowing issues and storm damage.
Pavilion Rentals for residents open January 4 (non-residents can reserve pavilions starting March 1).
7 am to 5 pm.
Yes, The majority of building permit and inspection activities can be completed remotely in coordination with the Building, Planning and Economic Development Department. For more information visit: vanburenmi.org/planning-economic-development/
• Tax and utility payments via debit, credit card or Echeck at by clicking here.
• Sign up for automated debit for your utility bill payments by filling out the Automatic Water Bill Payment Form found by clicking here.
• Dropbox in front of Township Hall – checked daily (checks only please)
• Dropbox located in Public Safety Lobby – checked daily
• Mail in personal checks and/or money orders to: 46425 Tyler Rd.
• Pay by phone (24/7): 866-296-7819 (Tax and Utility Payments)
• Pay by phone (live operator): 888.891.6064. Available M-F, 8am10pm EST
**Please note, when paying online you will be charged a processing fee.
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