Forms and Applications

The City of Royal Oak offers applications, forms and RFP's as downloadable documents in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

A.V. Ballot Application Absent Voter Ballot application forms (to print and complete) can be found on the City Clerk's office page.
Animal Shelter Volunteer Application Applications for persons wishing to perform volunteer service at the Royal Oak Animal Shelter are not being taken at this time. We currently have a full list of applicants. Thank you for your interest!
ABE Parking Station Application 2014 Arts, Beats, and Eats Parking Station Application. Any privately owned and operated parking lot used for the purpose of parking motor vehicles in the Festival Zone during the Arts, Beats & Eats Festival where the owner or person parking such vehicle is charged a fee must apply for a permit with the City Clerk's office. City Ordinance Chapter 503.
Banner Application Form Clerk's Office Application for a banner request at Main Street and 11 Mile Rd or Main Street at Fifth. $225 fee payable in advance. Banners will be displayed for one week. Event must be approved by the City Commision in advance of the event date.
Bids and RFP Documents This is a link to Bid and RFP opportunities. Information for Vendors on how to register with the Michigan Intergovernmental Trade Network (MITN) is also available.
Birth Certificate Request Application for requesting a certified copy of your birth certificate.
Block Party Request Requests for Block Party Permits must be submitted to the Police at least 14 days in advance of the planned event.
Boards and Committees Application for a position on various City Boards and Committees.
Boards - Students Student application for a position on specified City Boards and Committees.
Brownfield Redev. Application - Brownfield Redevelopment
Building Permit Building Permit Application forms and instructions
Commmission Room Use An application for use of the City Commission Room. Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk's Office and must be submitted 30 days prior to event and is subject to approval by the City Commission.
Contaminated Sewage Discharge Permits

The City Engineering department handles these permits. Contaminated Sewage Discharge Permits are required to be obtained prior
to discharge of any contaminated sewage into the Royal Oak Sewer System
in accordance with City Code
Death Certificate Request Application for requesting a certified copy of a death certificate.
Dog License An application for a dog license. Every resident of the city who owns a dog must license their dog.
Dog Park Application Dog Park access, waiver and membership form. To renew, we must have the attached applications filled out, proof of all shots and a copy of a current dog license (for non-residents). The fees for renewal are the following: residents - $40 non-residents $65. If a FOB is lost and needs to be replaced, there is an additional $10 fee. Anyone may renew their FOB any time prior to the expiration date, which is one year from the date they purchased the FOB.
Election Inspector Application to become an election Inspector for the City.
Film Permit Application to film or videotape on City streets or other City property.
FOIA Request Form Freedom of Information Act requests are handled by the City Clerk's office.
Horizontal Curb Cut Permits The City Engineering Department handles these requests. A permit is required prior to making any removal, alteration or
replacement of public non-major road curbing in accordance with City Ordinances.
Initial Merchant License Each new business is required to apply for an Initial Merchant License, 30 days before opening the business, along with any other applicable licenses.
Job Application Package General Employment Application. Job application packet for general employment positions at the City of Royal Oak. Please check current positions available before sending in an application.
Land Changes The Assessing Office will handle all land division / combination changes.
Non-Profit Status Designation Application for designation of non-profit status.
Oversized Load Transport Permits

The City Engineering Department handles these requests.
Parade/Walk Permit Application form for school parades or walks on City streets or sidewalks.
Parking Pull-off Review and Permitting The City Engineering Department handles this request. It is unlawful to park vehicles on City Right-of-way property between the front property line and the edge of the traveled roadway unless an agreement has been approved for the property in question.
Permits-Building Department The building department handles permits for: Residential and Commercial Building, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Sewer, and sign permits. Check here for applications and fees.
Planning Department Applications, checklists and forms Special Planning department forms, applications, check lists, as follows: Application - Plan Commission & ZBA, Checklist - PC Site Plan Review, Checklist - Zoning Board of Appeals, Application - Brownfield Redevelopment, Application - Fence Appeal, Application - License Agreement, Application - Sign Appeal, Application - Sidewalk Cafe and Checklist, Application - Vacation Closure Dedication, Application - Valet Parking, Application - Zoning Compliance Letter
Private Property Paving Permits

The City Engineering Department handles this request.
Property & Tax Forms State of Michigan Property and Tax forms can be found online at the State's Department of Treasury website.
Request for Voter Info Requests to purchase lists of voter information
Registration form - Recreation Class or registration form and instructions.
Right-of-way Permits

The City Engineering Department handles these requests.
ROOTS Foundation Donation The Royal Oak Opportunity to Serve (ROOTS) Foundation Committee will
make every effort to utilize the gift for the donor's intended purpose
if so specified.
ROPD Complaint Submit a complaint against police employee/department.
Sidewalk and Approach License and Permits A permit is required to be obtained prior to making any removal and replacement of public City Sidewalk or Driveway approach in accordance with City Codes. All removal and replacement shall be in accordance with City of Royal Oak standards. Note: colored concrete and textured or stamped concrete are not allowed for public sidewalk construction.
Sidewalk Cafe Application package and checklist.
Sidewalk Improvement Program Exemption This is an individual appeal request for exemption from installing new public sidewalks where none currently exist.
Sidewalk Sign Sidewalk Sign - License Application.
Site Plan Review Site Plan Review - City Planning Department. Application, check list, fees, etc.
Site Plan Review for Development Right-of-way, Drainage and
Paving

The City Engineering Department handles these requests. When required by City Code, City of Royal Oak Commission, Plan Commission, Zoning Board or City Engineer, a detailed engineered site plan shall be submitted directly to the City Engineer for review and approval. Plans shall be in conformance with requirements outlined in the City of Royal Oak Site Plan Design Standards. The application and guidelines for the plan review are listed on the Site Plan Review Application.
   
Special Event Permit Special Event Permit application to be filed with the City Clerk.
Special Needs Form Form to be used by emergency response personnel only.
Tax Deferment Form Use this form to apply for deferment of summer taxes.
Vacation Closure Application - Vacation Closure Dedication.
Valet Parking Valet Parking Application form to be submitted to City Clerk.
Zoning Ordinance City of Royal Oak Zoning Ordinance Records
Water Bill Payment Enrollment form to request direct payment option.
Woodward Dream Cruise Complete application package for permits, rules and regulations. Application deadline: Mid-June prior to August event.

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