Thursday, March 26, 2020

Plymouth City Hall offers limited public access

In the regular monthly email city bulletin, the Plymouth Pulse, city officials announced new procedures in light of precautions necessitated by the coronavirus Covid-19.
“We've taken a number of steps to help maintain social distancing, while staying connected with our residents,” the email stated.
All Plymouth city forms, applications and information statements are available online at Just click the Forms and Documents button on the left side of the home page.
In addition, a self-serve kiosk has been installed in the Church Street vestibule at Plymouth City Hall. There, visitors can find everything from Freedom of Information request forms to block party applications. Forms for each department are in color-coded files to make them easier to find. A drop box has also been provided for completed forms, payments and any other correspondence.

The city will be mailing payment receipts, according to the information provided.
For other business which requires speaking with someone in person, there are two phones in the vestibule, one connected to police dispatch and one connected to city hall personnel.
According to the emailed bulletin, “We will be happy to come out to speak to you - from 6 feet away. And please don't hesitate to call or email us from your home if you have questions.”
The bulletin also provided contact information residents can use for city services or questions. Department of Municipal Services (734) 453-7737,; Downtown Development Authority (734) 455-1453,; Police Dispatch (734) 453-8600, (offsite); Recreation (734) 455-6620,; City Hall (734) 453-1234; Assessing extension 252,; City Manager extension 203, City Clerk extension 234,; Community Development (Building) extension 232,;  Fire Department (non-emergency) extension 280, jdavison@ci.northville.mi;  Finance extension 209,;  Police non-emergency extension 219, and Treasurer extension 202
The bulletin also noted that the city is “working on a process that will allow us to conduct board and commission meetings online.”
 The Plymouth Police Department is offering an additional online service for the submission of some police reports, according to an official statement issued Friday.
The Citizen Reporting module may be found on the homepage of the city website ( by clicking on Online Police Services, or it can be accessed directly at
This module may be used for submitting police reports that do not require the immediate response of a police officer.  Reports submitted via the module will be received and reviewed by an officer periodically throughout regular shifts. 
After an officer has reviewed the report, the person filing may be contacted but this may occur much later than the time the report was originally submitted. This module should not be used for emergencies or in-progress incidents that require immediate response by an officer. 
Residents should dial or text 911 for all emergency or in-progress incidents, police officials said.