Welcome to River Rouge – A Bicentennial City
While the city of River Rouge was not officially founded until 1922, it has been deemed “A Bicentennial City,” as it was first settled in 1808. Throughout its over 200 years of history, River Rouge has played an integral part in Metro-Detroit’s industrial scene. The city or River Rouge owes much of its industrial importance to its bordering waterways, the Detroit and Rouge Rivers. Zug Island, which manufactures both iron and steel and accounts for .93 of the city’s 3.4 square miles, has capitalized on the intersection of the two rivers with its location. Today, River Rouge is home to just under 8,000 citizens and serves as the Northeastern border of the Downriver community.
Register to Vote
Complete the Voter Registration Application and submit it to the City Clerk’s Office in the River Rouge City Hall.
Schedule a Court Date
To schedule a court date, contact the 25th District Court at 313-386-7900.
Read Meeting Minutes
To read meeting minutes from past River Rouge City Council Meetings please click here.
Report a Crime
To report a crime please call 9-1-1. If the matter is not an emergency, please contact the River Rouge Police Department at 313-842-8700 and ask to speak with an officer.
Have a Block Party
Residents interested in having a block party must complete a Block Party Application. To print a copy of the Block Party Application, please click here.