How to Do Business Without Visiting City Hall

  1. General Services
  2. 23rd District Court
  3. Police Department
  4. Fire Stations
  5. Taylor Animal Shelter
  6. DPW & Compost Center

All buildings, with the exception of the Police Department lobby and some district court functions, are closed to walk-in visitors until further notice, per Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s March 23, 2020 executive order due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Please note that functions can be done online without visiting City Hall.

  • If you want to be informed of happenings, news and other functions involving the City, sign up for the “Notify Me” program.
  • For many common concerns, use the free “iCare Taylor” app, which is available at The App Store.
  • Many business functions can be handled online through the “City Form” Center.

The following is an update of how City departments are functioning currently during this pandemic:

Taylor Community Library: The library is completely closed to the public, and curbside service is no longer available during this time period. Staff is working from home to assign cards granting residents access to online materials, as well as checking email and messages.

Assessor, Human Resources and Budget & Finance: Residents can do business with all of these offices through telephone calls, emails or online forms.

Treasurer’s Office: If you are paying a bill, please pay online or use the drop box outside City Hall on Pine Street.

Animal Shelter: Do not come to the shelter. Residents should call and we will pick up stray animals and do the paperwork on site. If someone visits the shelter they are not permitted to enter the building. Animal control will take care of issues in the parking lot by taking proper precautions.

Ordinance: Officers will continue monitoring violations, extend warnings but avoid issuing tickets temporarily.

Building Department: Phone appointments only. Inspections in residential homes suspended unless it is an extremely time sensitive (for a home closing, certificate of occupancy) or an emergency. Some inspections are still being completed (mostly exterior). Some commercial inspections are being completed when the building is not being occupied.

Clerk’s Office: The only essential department offering at the moment is vital records. There is no need for anyone to come out on licensing; elections are far enough away that they are not a concern; and residents can register online. FOIA requests can be submitted online. Everything can be handled via email with the exception of death records.

Senior Center: The Ford Senior Center is closed. Messages may be left on the senior center’s phone number, (313) 291-7740. Emails can be sent to

23rd District Court: Operations will remain the same as previously announced.

Heritage Park Petting Farm: Closed to the public. If you have a scheduled birthday party during the closure, option to reschedule date or deposit will be refunded. (Offer good only if date is in the current closure time frame.) Animal care will continue on a daily basis. Veterinary care is available if needed. For questions, call 734-374-5946.

Recreation Center: Closed. To leave a message for our Parks and Recreation Department please call 734-374-8900 Option 2. However, email is our preferred method of communication at this at

Lakes of Taylor, Taylor Meadows and Taylor Sportsplex: All closed to visitors. However, the Lake House Bar & Grille remains operational and is offering carryout and delivery. Call (734) 287-9001.

Important Phone Numbers

City Hall main line (734) 287-6550

Police non-emergency (734) 287-6611

Fire non-emergency (734) 374-1355

Sportsplex & Recreation (734) 374-8900

Community Library (734) 287-4840

Taylor Golf (734) 287-2100

Senior Center (313) 291-7740

District Court (734) 374-1334

Compost/Transfer Station (734) 991-3902