Residents’ Guide to Palmer Woods

For residents new and established, please find below the essential information and resources about the neighborhood and the City of Detroit. If you are in need of information not listed here, check out our Frequently Asked Questions, or email for more information.

Recycling and Waste Collection

Find here a quick guide to recycling and waste collection in Palmer Woods. To sign up for text message reminders, text your street address to 313-800-7905.

PWA Security

Call 911 for emergencies first, then call our private security patrol, Threat Management. It will respond 24/7.

The PWA Security Committee works to protect and promote the safety and security for all residents of Palmer Woods. For more information on the Committee, or for security-related questions, contact

Neighborhood Standards

Look here for a good practices guide for home and yard maintenance, approved by the PWA Board of Directors for preserving the natural beauty and maintaining an aesthetically pleasing appearance of our neighborhood. Any questions can be directed to

List of Recommended Contractors

Taking on a new home project and need a good recommendation for a specific contractor? Find here our list of local contractors who have been vetted and recommended by other Palmer Woods residents.