Construction Around Town

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The city realizes construction projects are an inconvenience. Every effort is made to expedite work and minimize traffic conflicts and access to the various properties abutting construction projects. Read more »

Royal Oak Citizens Police Academy Returns this Fall

Applications are now being accepted for the Royal Oak Police Department's exciting citizens police academy. The seven-week course offers residents a unique insight into local law enforcement. Classes begin on Oct. 5.

The weekly classes meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Royal Oak Police Station, 221 E Third St., and last approximately three hours.

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

Court to Close Early on Sept. 2

The 44th District Court will be closed beginning at noon on Sept. 2. It will reopen Sept. 6, after the Labor Day holiday.

All matters with a filing deadline of Sept. 2 will be extended to Sept. 6.

Why Does My Street Flood When It Rains?

Here are five things you should know about temporary ponding on residential streets after it rains.Read more »

Aug. 2 Election Results

Election results from the Aug. 2 primary are available from the Oakland County Elections Division website.  For any questions regarding the election please contact the Royal Oak City Clerk's Office at 248-246-3000.

Why Is My Water Cloudy?

With several water main projects being constructed around the city, here are five things to know about brown/cloudy water:Read more »

2016 Community Development/Engineering Projects Map

2016 Projects MapThe Royal Oak Engineering Division released its 2016 projects maps, which includes the locations of road construction improvements, water main improvements, streetscape improvements, sidewalk improvements and more for this year. Read more »

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: more »

Royal Oak Now Accepting Online Payments

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


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City Joins Energy Office

The City of Royal Oak officially became the 23rd member of the Southeast Michigan Regional Energy Office (Energy Office) earlier this month, with a unanimous vote of the City Commission. The Energy Office is a coalition of nonprofits and communities that work to help local governments reduce their energy use and save money for their citizens through energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.Read more »

Woodward 5 Sustainability Oct 11 Public Forum

Woodward 5 Communities - Live Life Here.

Residents and business owners of the Woodward 5 Communities are invited to attend this public forum. Your hometowns want to hear from you!Read more »

ROPD Crime Mapping Tool

The Royal Oak Police Department is pleased to announce a new crime mapping tool that is now accessible to all members of the public. The crime mapping website,, will display the crime type, location, date and time of occurrence of all crime reports, excluding sex offenses, taken by the Royal Oak Police Department.Read more »

Safe Biking in Royal Oak

Sharrow ImageDrivers on Catalpa may have noticed these symbols painted on the ground as part of the recent paving improvements. These are Shared Roadway Bicycle Markings (SHARROWS) which are intended to alert other road users to expect bicyclists to occupy travel lanes, to help bicyclists position themselves away from parked cars and avoid being struck by suddenly opened car doors.Read more »

Detroit Zoo Summer Events

Royal Oak Chosen for DIA Inside|Out Program

June - September

Six masterpieces from the DIA’s collection are coming to Royal Oak this summer.  Read more »

Police Officers agree to pay cuts and other concessions

The 55 member Royal Oak Police Officers’ Association last Friday ratified a contract which includes pay cuts, reductions in health care benefits, increased employee contributions for pensions and health care and other concessions.   The City Commission voted unanimously on Monday to approve the two year agreement which will run from 7/1/2011 through 6/30/2013.Read more »

Detectives and Command Officers agree to pay cuts and more

A pay cut, health care changes, mirroring of prescription drug benefits in retirement and an increase in employee pension contributions are some of the concessions agreed to by the Royal Oak Detectives and Royal Oak Police Command Officers Associations.

The City Commission voted unanimously on Monday to approve both tentative agreements for the two year period of July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2013.  The unions voted to ratify their agreements on May 7.Read more »

Safe Neighborhoods Community Dialogue

Join Fox 2 Anchor & Reporter Ron Savage as he moderates the first annual Royal Oak Safe Neighborhoods Community Dialogue on Wednesday, June 27 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. This is event is hosted at the Royal Oak Middle School Auditorium, 709 N. Washington Ave and is presented by the Royal Oak Crime Prevention Council, the City of Royal Oak, and the Royal Oak Neighborhood Schools. Anyone who lives and/or works in Royal Oak, homeowners, condo and apartment dwellers, business owners, employees, should attend this event.Read more »

Cupcake Wars’ Winner!!!

Michelle Brown and Yolanda Baston taste sweet success as winners of Cupcake Wars on the Food Network.   The owners of Taste Love Cupcakes, 304 S.Read more »

Royal Oak Parks: Lawn Season Comes Early

Spring has blossomed early in the City of Royal Oak and the grass in our lovely parks is coming up fast. The Department of Public Service wishes to inform residents that those charged with maintaining these park landscapes are mostly college students working their way through school as part-time summer staff. They are not available for lawn cutting until May, as most are still in school until then.Read more »

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