Daniel S. Paletko Mayor Dan Paletko croped to-1.25 inMayor

Hello, as the proud Mayor of Dearborn Heights, I welcome you to our City, the "City with a Future."  I am delighted you are visiting The City's Official Website – whether you are here for a brief visit, or if you're thinking about making Dearborn Heights your home.  This website offers a great deal of information, many forms and numerous programs to aid you in taking advantage of our City's and our Community's Services. I'm sure you'll find Dearborn Heights a City with a quality of life ideal for living, working and raising a family.

Dearborn Heights is a progressive City committed to enhancing the lives of all who live and work here.  The city's central location in Wayne County affords easy access to numerous recreational, cultural and travel opportunities in the Greater Detroit area.  Dearborn Heights provides an ever-increasing number of services in the city with excellent schools and nearby colleges and universities, state-of-the art healthcare facilities, many houses of worship and civic organizations, close-knit neighborhoods, low crime rate, affordable housing, and a wide selection of shopping areas – all the advantages of living in a small City, with a diverse population and a strong economic foundation.

I hope you will take time to enjoy the many offerings that come from the rich, diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds represented in our city – particularly when it comes to sampling the great foods available at our many ethnic restaurants!

Whether you are joining us for business or pleasure, Dearborn Heights welcomes you. I hope you enjoy your visit!


Dan Paletko, Mayor

Mayor Dan Paletko has a long history of public service. Before winning election to the Michigan House of Representatives, Mayor Paletko was a longtime member of the Dearborn Heights City Council.

Mayor Paletko is retired from Ford Motor Company where he was a financial manager. Mayor Paletko is a Certified Public Accountant and holds degrees from the University of Michigan, University of Detroit and Wayne State University.

Mayor Paletko is active in his community and is a member of the American Legion, Volunteers for Income Tax Assistance and ushers at St. Linus Church.

Mayor Paletko has two daughters, Marie and Ann.

You can contact the Mayor of Dearborn Heights in the following ways:


Regular mail:

City of Dearborn Heights
6045 Fenton
Dearborn Heights, MI 48127-3294 


(313) 791-3490


(313) 791-3491

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