City of Royal Oak Privacy Statement

The City of Royal Oak is committed to respecting your privacy and sustaining your trust in the City of Royal Oak and our services.

When you visit the City of Royal Oak web site, technical information about your visit (how you navigate the site) is collected and stored on an anonymous, aggregate basis. This information may include: the connection IP address, the name of the domain from which you are accessing our web site, the date and time of the visit, and any pages you look at on our site or items that you request. The City uses this information to measure site activity and to develop ideas for improving your visit to the web site.

The City of Royal Oak web site does not collect any personally identifiable information except when an individual chooses to provide such information to the City through email, subscriber list, or a web based form. The City does not share personally identifiable information collected via email lists or web-based forms with other parties, except to redirect your message to another person or department within the City to better answer your request or for further action.  In addition, information received from individuals is stored in a secure environment.

The Michigan Freedom of Information Act controls access to personally identifiable information and public records at the City's Web site. Information you supply to us may be subject to disclosure to anyone who asks. Additionally, the City could be subject to court order or subpoena to divulge personally identifiable information.

The City encourages visitors to provide technical feedback on the operation of the City's web site, request information (such as copies of bills or correspondence) or to express opinions on City activity.

The City of Royal Oak reserves the right to alter our privacy principles as business needs require. Any alterations to these principles will be posted here on the City of Royal Oak site in a timely manner.

Website Disclaimer:

The information contained in this Web site has been prepared for the purposes of providing information about the City of Royal Oak. This information is provided to everyone, however, we reserve proprietary rights to the original text, graphic images and other content. You may not distribute this information without the express written consent of the City of Royal Oak and approval by the Information Systems Department. Also you may not modify or re-use the graphics, text, and or mirror this system. The City makes no warranties either express or implied as to the accuracy of the information contained herein. The information contained herein has been gathered from many sources and is subject to change without notice.

Links to Third Party Sites

Some of the links made available to you through our pages will allow you to leave our Web site. Please be aware that Web sites available through these links, and the material that you may find there, are not under the control of the City of Royal Oak. Therefore, we cannot and do not make any representation to you about these sites or the materials available there, and the fact that we have made these links available to you is not an endorsement or recommendation to you by the City of any of these sites or any material found there.

The City is providing the links to other Web sites only as a convenience to you. These links are intended to provide information relative to services and projects that promote City government business and development and provide information about other government resources and services. The City's Information Systems Department reviews all link requests for adherence to these criteria:

1) The relationship and importance of the link requested to the ordinary functionsof the City;
2) The availability of City resources to monitor and maintain the Web site; and
3) The significance of materials contained on the linked site.

Any third party web site that links to the City's Web site:

1) Shall not create a frame, browser or border environment around any of the content of the City's web site;
2) May not reproduce site content;
3) Shall not imply that the City is endorsing or sponsoring it or its products or services;
4) Shall not use any City Seals, logos and/or trademarks without prior written permission; and
5) Shall not contain content that could be construed as distasteful, offensive or controversial.

Notwitstanding the above, the City of Royal Oak may deny or rescind permission to link to the Web site, and to require termination of any link to the site, for any reason in its sole discretion.


The data and maps provided by the City of Royal Oak are provided for the convenience of the general public. Users obtain no rights other than those specifically granted as follows.
Users may:

  • Use the data, text, charts, and maps for the general purpose of discovering the approximate location of public and private streets, facilities, zoning districts, polling precincts, census geography, routing and other municipal task associated regions;
  • Download data to other computers, servers or systems to view and print the provided information;
  • Not sell reproduced copies of the provided user data for profit;
  • Not modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to change the information on the provided maps.

Assumption of Risk
All parties acknowledge that the data, text, charts and mapped features are subject to on-going changes and that the accuracy may vary. Data contained in the maps come from a variety of sources. Data and mapped features are intended only to depict approximate locations.

Zoning Maps - THE PROVIDED ZONING MAPS ARE NOT DEEMED TO BE THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAPS FOR THE CITY OF ROYAL OAK. To verify zoning district boundaries or the zoning district that a property lies within, please contact the Planning Department @ 248.246.3280. Written confirmation may be obtained by contacting:

City of Royal Oak Planning Department
ATTN: Zoning Compliance/Confirmation
211 S Williams Street
P.O. Box 64
Royal Oak, MI 48068-0064

Other provided maps
The provided maps are NOT deemed to be official by the City of Royal Oak. Verification of map accuracy, details and data may be requested from the appropriate source or City Department.


Detailed website disclaimer:

The materials in this site are provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind either express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, the City of Royal Oak disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The City of Royal Oak does not warrant that the functions contained in the materials will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components. The City of Royal Oak does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials in this site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise. You (and not the City of Royal Oak) assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.

Limitation of liability.
Under no circumstances, including but not limited to, negligence, shall the City of Royal Oak be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials in this site, even if the City of Royal Oak or a City of Royal Oak authorized representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. In no event shall the City of Royal Oak's total liability to you for all damages, losses, and causes of action (whether in contract, tort (including, but not limited to, negligence) or otherwise) exceed the amount paid by you, if any, for accessing this site.

The City of Royal Oak makes no representations about the suitability of the information contained in the documents and related graphics published on this server for any purpose. All such documents and related graphics are provided "as is".

The documents and related graphics published on this server could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. The City of Royal Oak may make improvements and/or changes in the information described herein at any time.


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