Who's responsible for controlling raccoons in the city of Detroit

Posted at 5:56 PM, Jul 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-26 17:56:39-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — We first brought you this story Thursday night, raccoons setting up camp in a neighborhood near Rouge Park.

The situation has a lot of people in a panic. The raccoons are roaming in and out of one house on the block.

Now, the neighbors fear their homes would be raccoon ridden next. They want the city of Detroit to solve the problem.

7 Action News Reporter Andrea Isom, talked with the city about it does and does not do in issues like these and what steps re needed to fix it.

There are a lot layers to this story. For everyone it comes down solving hte raccoon problem. But it is so important to understand the complete picture.

If you have an issue that you need the City of Detroit Property Maintenance Department to look into, please go to and search the Buildings, Safety Engineering and Environmental Department. You can also call 313-628-2451.