Building Department

Troy L. Newman Jr.
Building Official

River Rouge Building Department
10600 West Jefferson Ave.
River Rouge, Michigan 48218

Phone: (313) 842-4209

Hours of Operations

The Building Department is open

Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. 

Please note, the Building Department is closed on holidays and when other city offices are closed.

The City of River Rouge Building Department is responsible for the enforcement of building codes and zoning ordinances in accordance with the Michigan Building Code. The Building Department subsequently maintains records concerning the construction, alteration, or demolition of buildings or structures.

The Building Department seeks to efficiently serve the community and to provide a user friendly permit and inspection process.

For the convenience of the public, several forms and information sheets are available from this Web page. Click on the links below to print out the forms and information sheets.

To make a payment to the Building Department using your credit or debit cards, you must first contact the Building Department to let them know your payment method. They will then create an invoice that will allow you to use your card.

The Credit Card company charges a 3% transaction fee! You can opt out of the transaction if you do not want to pay the fee.

Call Official Payments @ 1-800-272-9829 or go to and when prompted, enter in our jurisdiction code number of 3228! The directions are easy and you get a confirmation number when complete. Once the office receives notification of payment (at least 3 days) we will apply the payment and forward you a receipt.