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Help for everything from cable TV
to voter registration helps smooth
the transition to metro Detroit.
Ronelle Grier Special to the IN SourceBook
oving to a new city can be exciting, challenging and more than a little overwhelming.
Knowing where to go and who to call for the services you need can make the
transition smoother. If you are new to the Detroit metropolitan area, here are some
resources to help you get started:
CHANGING YOUR ADDRESS:
Obtain a "change of address" form at any local
post office branch to ensure that your mail gets
forwarded to your new location. Kits with pre-
printed postcards are also available.
For branch locations and hours, call
Apply at your local city, township or village
This can be done at any Secretary of State
branch and most local city, village or township
Arrange for utility service at your new address
at least two weeks in advance.
Electric: Detroit Edison Company:
1-800-477-4747 (TDD): 1-800-888-6886
Gas: Consumers Energy Company:
Telephone: Several companies offer local and
long distance telephone service, with a variety of
rate plans. Get more than one quote to obtain
the best plan for your needs.
Cable: A variety of cable plans are available,
depending on your area. Check your local
PUBLIC BUS TRANSPORTATION:
A Michigan driver's license can be obtained at
any Secretary of State branch. Check your phone
book for locations.
Bring your current license, if you have one, and
proof of identification.
Contact the office of the county in which you
Oakland County: (248) 858-1000
Macomb County: (810) 469-5100
Wayne County: (313) 224-6262
Suburban: SMART (Suburban Mobility
Authority for Regional Transportation).
To make reservations: (248) 332-3696. To apply for a
special discount for seniors and/or persons with
disabilities, call (313) 962-5515.
City of Detroit: D-DOT
(Detroit Department of Transportation):
STATE, COUNTY AND
Each city and township has its own local
Parks and Recreation Department that offers a
variety of programs for children, adults and
seniors throughout the year. Look in your local
phone directory for the Parks and Recreation
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