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Below you will find some important topics we've highlighted for you. Click each dropdown to see more information.
The Department of Public Works maintains a contract with Tringali Sanitation for refuse and recycling pickup. The pickup schedule in the City of Berkley is as follows:
- Tuesday - 11 Mile to 12 Mile, between Coolidge & Woodward
- Friday - 11 Mile to Webster, between Greenfield & Coolidge
Holiday Pickup When a holiday falls on a weekday, collection for the remaining days of the week will be delayed one day. Trash collection is not affected if the holiday falls on a weekend. Affected holidays include:
- New Years Day
- Memorial Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
- Independence Day
*Garbage bags are sold at the Department of Public Works at 3238 Bacon. Boxes are $15.00. Please note the price is subject to change. There is a 5-box limit. Cash or check only.*
To view trash collection guidelines in Berkley, visit our trash collection page.
Yard Waste & Leaf Pickup
Yard Waste/Compost is considered:
- Grass Clippings
- Shrub Clippings
- Small Sticks
- Maple Seeds
Yard waste/leaf pickup collection guidelines vary throughout the year. Please visit our yard waste/leaf pickup page to see more details, or click here for a printable version.
Overnight Street Parking
Parking on the streets is prohibited from 2 AM - 6 AM throughout the city. Temporary permits may be granted for a limited period of time for special occasions and other circumstances such as construction. Permits are available at the Public Safety Department 24 hours a day.
Be advised that when a snow emergency is declared, parking is prohibited on all city streets. This will allow for the safe passage of snow plows and emergency vehicles. The Public Safety Department will issue violations and vehicles will be towed as necessary.
Animal License Fees
All dogs and cats must be licensed beginning at 4 months of age. Pet owners must provide a current rabies vaccination certificate signed by a licensed veterinarian. A late fee does not apply to new residents or new pets if the license is obtained within 30 days of moving into the city or adoption of a pet.
Pet licenses must be purchased at City Hall at the Clerk/Treasurer’s counter.
One, two or three-year licenses are available and may not be issued beyond the expiration of the rabies vaccination.
|One Year License||$5.00||$10.00|
|Two Year License||$10.00||$15.00|
|Three Year License||$15.00||$20.00
You can find your voting precinct by:
- Viewing the City of Berkley's Voting Precinct Map
- Visiting the Michigan Voter Information Center
- Calling the City Clerk's office at 248.658.3310
Please note: By law, every Michigan voter must present picture identification at the polls, or sign an affidavit attesting that he or she is not in possession of picture identification.
The next election in the City of Berkley is on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 (State General)
Elections for Berkley City Council are held in November of every odd-numbered year. The next Council election is November 2019.
For information on property tax deadlines, calculating tax rates and fees, and important documents and forms, click here to visit our property tax page.
Please call 248.658.3340 if you have any questions.
City of Berkley ordinance prohibits outdoor burning on public or private ground within City limits. It is illegal to burn leaves, garbage, rubbish, refuse, trees, stumps and tires. Also included are materials of any kind that release odor, smoke or other matter.
The use of “Chiminea” outdoor fireplaces, metal grill fire pit devices, or similar items, is a violation of local ordinance. If you notice any outdoor burning within City limits, please contact the Public Safety Department at 248.658.3380.
After a long day at work or school, residents and visitors can enjoy unique shops, novelties and restaurants in the city’s Downtown District, which includes 12 Mile from Greenfield to Coolidge and Coolidge from 12 Mile to 11 Mile.
So, if you’re hungry for a great meal, looking for a special gift or simply running an afternoon errand, Berkley’s Downtown District has it all…including free parking!
Check out the Downtown Development Authority's new Downtown Berkley website!