State of Michigan Huron River Do Not Eat Fish Advisory
The State of Michigan has extended the previous Do Not Eat Fish Advisory to now include the Huron River all the way to Lake Erie. They say the River is safe for all other recreational uses. Please see the below for more information ... Read More


Welcome to the new City of Flat Rock website. Whether you are a resident, prospective resident, business owner, or visitor we hope you find what you are looking for on this site. Flat Rock is a great place to live, work, and play. We have been able to maintain a small town feel, while providing the services and amenities of a larger community. Since becoming Mayor, we have worked to modernize our City and its use of technology. Stay tuned for more capabilities and services that will soon be delivered through the web.

Any questions or concerns you may have about our site can be directed to

Enjoy the Site!

Public Meeting Notice


Notice is hereby given that the City of Flat Rock Tax Increment Finance Authority (TIFA) will hold an Informational Meeting on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 4:50 p.m. in Conference Room A at the Flat Rock Municipal Building, located at 25500 Gibraltar Road, Flat Rock, MI 48134.

This purpose of this informational meeting will be to share goals and direction of the authority and discuss future plans in the TIFA district.

Please contact Liz Hendley, Economic Development Director at 734-789-2323 or by email at should you have any questions.

Our Solid Waste and Recycling Process has changed

The City of Flat Rock prides itself on the services they provide for their citizens. The City is unique to its surrounding communities with the extra amenities that we continue to provide to the citizens as part of our normal routine. With that being said, we are going to make a few minor changes to the way we do things to make us more efficient in our daily and weekly processes both within our department and with our solid waste contractor, Green For Life. The services we provide are not changing but the way we are going about it will be a bit different.

- Special Pick Up
This process will not change, but this is just a reminder that if you have an item that needs a special pickup you will have to contact the Department of Public Services no later than 4 p.m. on Friday before you wish your item to be picked up. Barring an emergency or a larger than anticipated pick up list your special pickup will be picked up on the Monday following the week you called.

- Chipper
The Department of Public Services provides residents the option to have larger branches and brush chipped at no charge to the resident. This service will now be done in the same manner as the special pickup process shown above. The resident will have to call by 4 p.m. on the Friday before the anticipated branch/brush for chipping on the following Monday. Branches must be cut no larger than 4' lengths and have the roots cut off so that no dirt remains.

- Solid Waste Pick-up
Due to the rising cost of recycling the City had a very tough decision to make regarding the future of recycling within the community. To maintain the service that we currently enjoy would have cost the city approximately 30% more than the previous contract. In an attempt to maintain recycling and keep the cost reasonable the city elected to change to a Friday only collection schedule. Starting February 1, 2020, every single Flat Rock household whose solid waste/recycling is serviced by GFL will have a Friday collection day for garbage and recycling. No other part of your garbage service will change. Trash must be placed on your curbside no later than 7 a.m. on Friday.
If your house is missed, you must call GFL at: 586-772-8900 or go to

If you have any questions or concerns related to these changes please contact us at (734) 782-2470 or via email at Thank you for your understanding.

GFL Recycling

The City of Flat Rock and GFL Environmental are now offering the residents of Flat Rock an opportunity to receive a 67 gallon wheeled recycling cart to use and join the GFL Rewards Recycling program. For more information please see this link. You can call GFL at 1 586-772-8900 to request a cart. Information on the rewards program can be obtained when you log on to:

Recyclable information sheet.



Click here to access and sign up for Code Red


The City of Flat Rock will be launching the Code RED mass notification system on Monday March 12. This is a FREE community notification system available to Flat Rock residents and businesses that will send alerts concerning time-sensitive and/or emergency information that may impact your area via phone calls, text messages, emails and social media.

The City of Flat Rock encourages you to actively participate in emergency preparedness by remaining informed. Safety is a two-way street, so be sure to register today to receive the information you need when it matters, regarding events such as:


Don't wait, start receiving notifications that could save your life. Sign up today!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the police department at 734-782-2496.


2020 Animal Licences

2020 Animal Licenses will be available starting January 2, 2020, in the Treasurer's Department at City Hall.  The cost is $7.00 each until April 30, after which they will be $14.00 each.  For additional information please call 734-782-2463.


Transparency & Accountability

In compliance with Governor Snyder's encouragement of local units of government to follow the state's lead and make financial information more transparent and accessible to residents, the City of Flat Rock has made a Citizen's Guide to Flat Rock and Performance Dashboards available online. Information is accessible on the  Treasurer's Office  page.


Flat Rock City Hall

25500 Gibraltar Rd.
Flat Rock, MI 48134

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