65 Cadillac Square
Suite 3900
Detroit, Michigan
Craig Rice, Director
(313) 628-0900
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

What is the General Services Department (GSD)?

The General Services Department was created July 1, 2006 to streamline City services that were common to different City departments.

The consolidation involved taking core and non-core processes occurring throughout Detroit City government and delivering them through a common service provider thus promoting cost efficiencies in line with best practices in other U.S. cities, such as Chicago, Los Angeles, and Seattle.


To improve City services and achieve operational efficiencies by consolidating support functions from various agencies.

Grounds Maintenance - All landscape activities including forestry, parks, street islands and boulevards, freeway entrance berms, vacant lots and snow removal.

Vehicle/Equipment & Fleet Maintenance/Management – Maintenance and management of all equipment, vehicular fleet, vehicle assignments.

Inventory/Stores Management– Management of all stores operations for parts, materials and supplies

Building Operations/Maintenance – Maintenance and operation of all city-owned buildings.

Security/Janitorial Services – Management of services city-wide by employees and contracted services.

Property Management– management of inventory of city-owned properties (structures and land), lease reviews, space allocation and property disposition process.


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