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 and community affairs services to our City’s residents and visitors.

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
Storm Water Management Plan
Title VI Non-Discrimination Plan

The Facts on RF Energy and Smart Meters

Understanding RF and Smart Meters
Radio Frequency Comparison Chart
RF Opt Out Challenge

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
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 sewer/water emergencies after hours or on weekends, please call 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
  • Water Filtration 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).