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You can now make online payments for property taxes and utility bills. Go to to learn more.


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ROPD Offers Citizens Police Academy in April

Beginning this spring, the Royal Oak Police Department will offer residents a unique insight into local law enforcement.

The police department has established the Royal Oak Citizens Police Academy, an exciting seven-week course that meets once a week on Wednesday evenings for approximately three hours. Classes begin April 6, 2016.

Open only to residents of Royal Oak, attendees get an insider's look at the internal operations and challenges of the police department.

“It will be a good program,” Chief Corrigan O'Donohue told The Daily Tribune. “A lot of people get a certain perception of law enforcement from the movies and TV. This program will open their eyes.”

You must be 18 years of age or older to attend the academy. All potential applicants are screened before they are accepted.


Election 2016: Presidential Primary March 8

On March 8, registered Royal Oak voters will go to the polls to participate in the Michigan Presidential Primary. Any Michigan registered voter can participate in the primary, however, the Michigan Presidential Primary is designated a closed primary, which means voters must state the party primary they wish to participate in before being issued a ballot.

The State of Michigan Bureau of Elections has put together a list of answers to frequently asked questions regarding the March 8 primary that can be found on

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Restaurant Week Returns

Royal Oak Restaurant Week returns Feb. 26 – Mar. 6. More than 25 of downtown Royal Oak’s top restaurants and venues will feature 3-course lunch and dinner menus at $15, $25, and $35 a person. No tickets or passes are necessary, but reservations are strongly recommended!

Participating Venues:


Election Workers Needed

Did you know Royal Oak will have three elections this year? The election dates are March 8, Aug. 2 and Nov. 8.

Due to the number of elections, the demand for election workers this year is very high. Workers receive $160 for the day (this includes attending a training class prior to election). Applicants should feel comfortable using laptop computers, as they are in every precinct.

If you're interested in this civic opportunity and would like to learn more, please go to

Have a Voice in City Government

Be involved in your hometown in an advisory capacity by volunteering to be a part of a city board, committee or commission.

An informational list of boards and committees within the city and a current list of vacancies is posted on the city's website at:

Indicate your interest to serve by filling out an application. You can download the form at:

Students are encouraged to participate, too! The student application can be found at:

Be involved! Fill out an application today.

Call for Artists - Summer 2016

Art ExploredThe Royal Oak Commission for the Arts (ROCFA) is excited to announce its fourth annual call for artists to submit applications for temporary display of public art in downtown Royal Oak, Michigan.  Artwork will be displayed from June 2016 to April 2017.

Proposals will be reviewed and juried by a committee of ROCFA members and prominent community art representatives that have not yet been selected.

Selected artists will receive a $600 honorarium. Artwork will be accompanied by plaques identifying the artwork and artist.


Upcoming Events

Owl Hoot

Event - Date & Time: 
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 7:30pm

"Owl Hoot” is being held at Cummingston Park on Saturday, February 13th, 2016 beginning at 7:30 pm.  Park and meet at Leafdale & Torquay.  We will walk into Cummingston and attempt to lure in or have screech & great horned owls answer tape recordings of their calls.Read more »

Orson Starr House Museum Open House

Event - Date & Time: 
Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Join us for the Orson Starr House Museum, 3123 N. Main Street, open house on Sunday, Feb. 14 from 1-4 p.m.

Enjoy an exhibit of antique Valentine’s Day greeting cards.

Additional free parking one block South at the Salvation Army Citadel. For additional information contact ISABELLE (248) 548-6638.

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Event - Date & Time: 
Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 11:00am

You’re cordially invited to participate in the “2016 Oakland County St. Patrick’s Day Parade” on Saturday, March 12. The parade is a great family event and one of the largest parades in Oakland County. Your family, business or organization will not only support the parade but also enjoy a wonderful day celebrating with other members of our fine community. Read more »

Royal Oak Optimist Club 2016 Bowlabration

Event - Date & Time: 
Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 12:45pm - 6:00pm

The Royal Oak Optimists will be having their 2016 Bowlabration on Sunday, March 20th 2016, at Astro Lanes in Madison Heights. Includes bowling, rental shoes, pizza, and pop. See flyer here

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