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To maintain social distancing, we are limiting the number of occupants in City Hall.

Please call the department you wish to do business with, and they can assist you:

CITY CLERK: 734-782-2455
TREASURER'S OFFICE: 734-782-2463
WATER/DPS: 734-782-2470


We encourage you to use the drop box located in the City Hall parking lot in the loop by the flagpole to submit any City correspondence.
ALL City correspondence is accepted in the drop box.
i.e. Water Bills, Tax Bills, Voter Ballots and Applications, Permits, etc.



Welcome to the 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.

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

Enjoy the Site!

Coronavirus Information

A message from Mayor Hammond - March 29, 2020 - A note to Flat Rock:
I want to thank you for all you are doing to slow the spread of the Covid virus. I know that this disruption to our everyday lives is not easy. However, the sacrifices you are making, are making a difference.I want to assure you that your city leaders are doing everything in their power to keep you safe. Everyone from our council members, Department heads, and city employees are utilizing every resource we have to fight this virus. Most employees have been laid off or are working reduced hours. Our police and fire departments are working at capacity and every effort is being made to obtain the protective equipment they need. The DPS will continue all essential services such as water and sanitation.

Unfortunately, we must continue our sacrifices. This is a fast-moving virus and has the ability to attack any Flat Rock resident regardless of age or health. We at the city have taken unprecedented steps to protect the public. Places like the library, recreation center and historical campus will remain closed. And even though our parks remain open, we have closed the playgrounds as there is no way of decontaminating the equipment.
Please remember, continuing to stay at the home will slow the spread of the virus and reduce the overwhelming demands on our hospitals and medical staff. Again, I want to thank you, the citizens of Flat Rock, for all you are doing to keep your families, friend, and neighbors safe. Together, we will come through this stronger than ever.

Mayor Mark A Hammond

The City of Flat Rock's priority is always the health, safety, and welfare of residents, businesses, visitors and its staff. Flat Rock has proactively taken steps to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the city, including the closure of City buildings to the public and the hosting of virtual meetings. All City Council, Commission and Board meetings will be conducted as virtual meetings.

Please visit our Coronavirus COVID-19 resource page for helpful information. As always, please contact us by phone at 734-782-2455 or by email with any questions.

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Summer Taxes

Summer Taxes were due August 31, 2020 by 4:30pm.  They are now considered late, please contact the Treasurer's Office for penalty and interest fees. 734-782-2463


Animal Licenses - $7.00 until April 30th after April 30th $14.00

The Treasurer's Office is responsible for issuing Animal Licenses to owner's of any dog or cat residing in the City of Flat Rock. You will need to show proof of current rabies vaccination from your veterinarian. The fee is $7.00 per animal until April 30, an additional $7.00 will be added after April 30th for late fees. Licenses are valid for a calendar year (January to December).

If you have any further questions please contact the Treasurer's Office at 734-789-2305


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.


Transparency & Accountability

In compliance with former 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.



Click here to access and sign up for CodeRED

The City of Flat Rock uses the CodeRED mass notification system. 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.



Flat Rock City Hall

25500 Gibraltar Rd.
Flat Rock, MI 48134

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