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City of Rochester Hills

Rochester Hills is focused on innovation and the future. But its roots go back to 1835 when Avon Township was first organized. In 1978 Avon became a Charter Township and in 1984 its residents voted to become the Home Rule City of Rochester Hills.

Today, Rochester Hills is a leading community of Oakland County, offering quality services and infrastructure, advanced fiber optic networks, the research and development firepower of a major university and Michigan SmartZone and a dedicated planning and development department.

City of Rochester Hills- Addendum

Area: 32.9 sq. miles

Location: Northeast section of Oakland County, north of Troy, east of Auburn Hills, south of Oakland Township. It surrounds the City of Rochester and Macomb County runs along its eastern border.

Government: Home Rule Council, Mayor

Median Household Income: $106,000

Median Home Sale Price: $395,000 (April 2023)

Population: 77,065 (July 2022)

2022 Tax Rates in Mills: Rochester Avondale Homestead 30.1866 35.0636

Non-Homestead 48.1866 53.0636

School Districts:

Rochester Community Schools, 726-3000, www.rochester.k12.mi.us

Avondale School District, 537-6000, www.avondaleschools.org

City Offices: 1000 Rochester Hills Dr., Rochester Hills, 48309 656-4600, www.rochesterhills.org

Library: Rochester Hills Public Library, 656-2900, www.rhpl.org

Public Safety: Emergency 911 • Fire 656-4720 (5 Stations)

Police by Oakland County Sheriff Substation 537-3530


Gas – Consumers Energy (800) 477-5050

Electric – DTE (800) 477-4747

Water & Sewer – Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) Lake Huron is water source and the City operates and maintains the system.

Refuse – GFL Environmental provides curbside trash removal and recycling. (248) 204-6750

Additional Phone Numbers: 52-3 District Court: 853-5553

Dog Licenses (City Treasurer): 841-2581

Assessing: 656-4605

Oakland County Animal Control: 858-1090

Recycle Bank (rewards program): (888) 727-2978

Rochester Avon Recreation Authority: 656-8308

See Sports and Recreation section.

Hazardous Waste: SOCRRA (248) 288-5150

Rochester Hills is focused on “quality of life” featuring the unique personality and diversity of its residents. Rochester Hills is also family oriented, which is clearly evident in its neighborhoods, schools and recreation programs. The Rochester and Avondale Community School Districts provide K-12 education for Rochester Hills. Rochester University, Oakland University and Oakland Community College are either located in the city or just outside. With nearly 1,000 acres of parkland, including the cutting-edge Innovation Hills and Paint Creek and Clinton River Trails, Rochester Hills offers recreation few others can match. Organizations like the Older Persons Commission and the Rochester Avon Recreation Authority sponsor countless activities, while the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, Meadow Brook Hall, Meadow Brook Music Festival, Yates Cider Mill, the Rochester Hills Public Library and other cultural assets enrich the community.

A wide variety of industries have chosen Rochester Hills as their home. The Village of Rochester Hills and other shopping areas offer a broad array of shopping and dining possibilities. In short, Rochester Hills is the new horizon for living, working and prospering. Experience the best of Oakland County.