In January, 1997 Governor John Engler signed PA 591 of 1996. This law amended the Subdivision Control Act of 1967 (PA 288) and became effective on March 31, 1997. PA 591changed the way property may be divided without being platted and requires certain actions on the part of local governments due to those changes.
To facilitate a land division or combination of land in the City of Royal Oak you begin by making application in the Assessor’s Office. Said application is simple to complete and a fee is charged at time of submission.
The application will be circulated through the Assessor’s Office, Treasurer’s Office and Planning Department. After review the application will be returned to the Assessor’s Office for processing.
Divisions may be handled administratively while others may be considered by the City Commission for approval if proposed division is not along existing lot lines. A public hearing may be set at which time the applicant will be requested to appear.
All property taxes, special assessments, water bills, fees, etc. must be paid in full prior to finalizing a proposed land division.