March 23, 2017
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See a pothole? Report it to DPS
Call or text DPS crews to report location of potholes throughout the City

It's pothole season and our Department of Public Services crews are working hard to keep up with the patching.

Potholes are patched based on a priority system with high-traffic main roads being done first, followed by low-traffic main roads and finally subdivision streets.

Residents can report potholes at, by calling 248.735.5640 or texting a picture to 248.278.7611.

The DPS also is in contact with the Road Commission for Oakland County to ensure their crews patch the potholes on Oakland County roads in Novi (Haggerty, Novi Road south of 12 Mile, Napier, 14 Mile, Pontiac Trail, 12 Mile, Grand River, 10 Mile and 8 Mile). You can report a pothole on a county road by calling 877.858.4804.
Get rid of unsolicited newspapers 
Call or email to discontinue Sunday Select delivery

Residents who no longer want to receive the Detroit Free Press Sunday Select that is often found in their driveways and strewn about neighborhoods can call or email to remove their address from the distribution list.

Residents should call the Consumer Solutions Center at 800.395.3300 or email to remove their address. The center will take calls from 7am-noon on Sundays, 8-5pm Monday-Wednesday and 6-5pm Thursday-Friday.

The City cannot request a blanket removal of addresses in Novi, so residents must make the call themselves.
Join us for C.A.R.E.S Days
Volunteer to enhance and protect the environment here in Novi

Novi is a beautiful city thanks to a rich abundance of trees, parks and green space.

Help us keep Novi beautiful by volunteering to help at one of Novi's C.A.R.E.S Days events. 

Earth Day (Saturday, April 22) at MSU Tollgate: Enjoy various activities catered toward families while also working in the Harvest Garden.

Arbor Day (Saturday, April 29) at Rotary Park: This is our annual celebration encouraging planting and caring for trees. Help celebrate by planting, mulching and weeding.

River Day (Saturday, June 3) at Rotary Park: Volunteers will gather for a spring cleaning of the park, which is part of the Rouge River Watershed.

Cemetery Clean-up Day (Saturday, June 10) at Novi Cemetery: A perfect way to honor our deceased soldiers. We will trim shrubs, trees and pull weeds.

Shredding Day (first Saturday of every month) at Corrigan Storage: Recycle up to 300 pounds of paper for $5.

For more information about the events or to sign up as a volunteer, contact Wendy DuVall at or call 248.567.0316. All events take place from 9-11am, rain or shine. 
Be prepared for tax-related scams 
IRS will never contact people via phone and demand immediate payment 
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Tax season is nearing its end, but the Novi Police Department is still asking residents to be vigilant about tax-related scams.

The Novi Police Department has taken reports regarding fraudulent attempts to obtain funds from citizens by criminals posing as representatives of the IRS over the phone. Residents should know that the IRS will never contact taxpayers via phone and demand immediate payment nor will they threaten residents with deportation. Residents should never respond to such phone, and at no time should they provide payment or personal information in response to such a call. 

Residents receiving these types of calls can report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 800.366.4484.