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Detroit bringing more city services back online, opening kiosks to help with payments

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Posted at 2:48 PM, Jul 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-01 14:48:35-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan says four more city departments are going to be coming online in the near future.

However, Duggan says the city is making changes that will allow those departments to serve citizens either virtually, or in-person - if someone wants to come in and talk to an employee.

Among those departments are the Building Codes Department, which includes code enforcement and building inspection, the Department of Public Works, which includes trash collection, the taxpayer service center, which will have all services open beginning Monday.

All of the services will be available online, on the phone, and in-person at the city building.

However, the city is creating a method where the city employees will not be handling cash. The city is installing kiosks to handle all transactions, including cash, check, or credit cards.

These kiosks are installed at city hall and at other facilities online.

However, they will not be available to pay for EMS services or car impoundments, as those are both handled by outside vendors.

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