A Bicentennial City

Mayor Michael D Bowdler

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.

Upcoming Events

  1. City Council Meeting In-Person

    August 16 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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River Rouge Budget 2022- 2023

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June 16, 2022

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River Rouge Days 2022 – Vendor Application or Parade Entry

River Rouge Days Sept. 9th, 10th & 11th 2022 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS JUNE 1, 2022 Click the form below. Complete the form online...

May 13, 2022

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CITY OF RIVER ROUGE SEWER BACKUP CLAIMS NOTICE

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July 17, 2021

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Pet Adoption Application

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March 12, 2021

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April 15, 2020

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River Rouge Master Plan 2017

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January 2, 2020

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Featured Business Great Food and Drink

Buck’s Brown Derby

Edward Frady (Buck) 10661 W Jefferson River Rouge, MI 48218 USA A place of fine food and drink. 

May 20, 2020

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SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING APRIL 27, 2022

Special City of River Rouge Council Meeting You are invited to the Special In-person meeting in the Court room Wednesday, April 27, 2022...

April 23, 2022

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River Rouge Budget 2021 – 2022

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June 11, 2021

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The purpose of the public hearing is to consider comments, verbal or written regarding the 2021 tax rates and the fiscal year 2021/2022 Annual Budget.

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Public Hearing before the River rouge City Council on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. in...

May 27, 2021

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CITY OF RIVER ROUGE, MICHIGAN PUBLIC NOTICE CONCERNING ADOPTION OF A ZONING ORDINANCE

CITY OF RIVER ROUGE, MICHIGAN PUBLIC NOTICE CONCERNING ADOPTION OF A ZONING ORDINANCE   PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a zoning ordinance...

May 12, 2021

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