General Information

In addition to the comprehensive list of general information at left, here are a few of the most commonly asked about items.

About Royal Oak: Some great information on services, location, leisure, events, local attractions, culture & art, parks, recreation and sports, education, health care, worship, business & commerce, and some history.

Alphabetical Service Listing: Check here for a list of City Services in alphabetical order. If you can't find it here, try the site search.

Applications and forms: City forms and applications are available here along with additional information.

Dog Park FOB Renewals. Dog Park access, waiver and membership form. To renew, we must have the 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 (non-resident passes are sold out).  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.

Garage Sales: The City does not require a permit for garage sales.  Please remember not to place signs in the right of way (between the sidewalk and the curb) and on utility poles.  Placing signs on private property is only permitted with the property owner’s permission.  Signs must be removed after the sale.

Outside Burning: Royal Oak does not allow outside burning in portable fireplaces or in fire pits, but we do allow people to cook over Charcoal, Propane and Natural Gas. Residents with questions regarding the ordinance should contact the Fire Department at 248-246-3800 during normal business hours.

SMART Connector and Community Transit:

Normal Siren Testing - Severe Weather Awareness Week: April 6-12, 2014

Testing is conducted on the first Saturday of each month at 1:00 p.m., with the following exception:

  • April 9 (Wednesday) at 1:00 p.m. - Special test in recognition of Severe Weather Awareness Week (SWAW).
  • Siren tests are NOT conducted during December, January or February due to winter weather.

This should not be confused with an actual activation of the outdoor warning sirens which lasts for 3 minutes.  If you hear the sirens for the full 3 minute activation, you should seek shelter immediately and listen to a radio or television for more information.





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