Public Works

Derek Gajdos, Public Works Director

The Department of Public Works, comprised of the service areas listed below, has been organized to deliver better, faster and more cost-effective public works services to our City’s residents and visitors. The public works facility is open Monday-Friday from 8am – 5pm except for City observed holidays. Lake Forest Cemetery has open office hours Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9am – 3pm unless otherwise posted.

Master Capital Improvement Plan 2017
Completed Infrastructure Projects 2005-2017
What Every Contractor Must Know About Storm Water in Grand Haven
Your Guide to Low Impact Development in the City of Grand Haven Michigan
City of Grand Haven Recommended Tree List
Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds
Storm Water Management Plan
Title VI Non-Discrimination Plan

Service Areas

Click on the links below for more information on each of the Department of Public Work’s service areas.

Facilities and Grounds
Lake Forest Cemetery
Motor Pool
Parks & Grounds
Project Management
Water Filtration

Digging or working near overhead electric wires? 3 full working days before you dig, call Miss Dig: 1-(800)-482-7171

For any after hours emergencies, including water and sewer service emergencies, please call 616-847-3488.

Office Locations (Mailing Address: 519 Washington Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417)

  • R.V. Terrill Building, 1120 Jackson St
  • Lake Forest Cemetery, 1304 Lake Ave
  • North Ottawa Water Plant, 30 Sherman St

Forms and Permit Applications

Forms and permit applications are available in PDF format on the Forms & Permits page. Please download, print, complete, and return to the Department of Public Works (1120 Jackson St, Grand Haven, MI 49417).