City Services

Department of Public Services
The Department of Public Services is responsible for street maintenance, brush & leaf pick-up, cemetery & park maintenance, storm water collection, right of way permits and city trees. The DPS offices can be reached at

2017 Residential Brush Collection Schedule posted 3.15.17

RIGHT OF WAY "ROW" permit applications can be obtained through the Public Services Department at:
149 Waterworks Ave. Hillsdale, MI 49242

Contact Information
Jake Hammel, Director of Public Services

Board of Public Utilities
The mission of the BPU is to meet or exceed customer needs and expectations for reliable, economic, and environmentally responsible public utility services that merit being the supplier of choice.

The Board of Public Utilities provides reliable electric, water, and wastewater services to the City of Hillsdale. For additional information, please see the Hillsdale BPU website.

Contact Information
Mike Barber, Director

Refuse and Recycling
Curbside collection is available in the City of Hillsdale through Republic Waste Services. Pickup is Thursday each week. Recyclables are picked up the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month in Wards 1 & 3, and the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays in Wards 2 & 4. Republic Waste is asking City residents to have recycling and garbage set out the night before pickup. Call Republic Services at 877-268-3867 to rent a roll away tote. For a recycling bin or dumpster call 517-437-0100.  Information on Recycling


The City of Hillsdale offers transportation services within the City limits from 7:15 a.m. till noon and 1:00 p.m. till 4:15 p.m. Mon-Fri. Dial-a-Ride provides valuable service for the City of Hillsdale residents. School children are transported to and from school, the elderly to doctors appointments, lunches, the beauty shop, the grocery store, and a variety of other locations. Handicapped students are also transported for the Intermediate School District to various sites around town.
  • Fares In-Town
  • Adult (Ages 12 to 59) - $3.00
  • Children (Ages 3 to 11) - $1.50
  • Toddlers/Infants (Ages 2 and under) - Free when accompanied by an adult
  • Handicapped & Seniors (Ages 60+) - $1.00
  • Fares Out-Of-Town
  • Adult (Ages 12 to 59) - $4.50
  • Children (Ages 3 to 11) - $2.25
  • Toddlers/Infants (Ages 2 and under) - Free when accompanied by an adult
  • Handicapped & Seniors (Ages 60+) - $2.25
For more information call Susan Kehn at 437-3385

Hillsdale Municipal Airport
The city-owned Hillsdale Municipal Airport can handle commercial air traffic with a recently upgraded 5,000' x 100' runway. Located 3 miles east of the City, it operates from 8:00 AM-6:00 PM November thru March and 8:00 AM-9:00 PM April thru October. Fueling and hangar services are available thru the City of Hillsdale.

Contact Information
City Managers Office

Hillsdale Housing Commission

The Housing Commission of Hillsdale is available to assist low-income families with safe, decent, and affordable housing opportunities. The Housing Commission is committed to operating in an efficient, ethical, and professional manner. The Housing Commission's office is located within the Hilltop Apartment Complex at the corner of North and West Streets, in Hillsdale. Office hours are from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).

Contact Information
Jociel Prendergast