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 »

11 Mile Gas Line Work

Westbound 11 Mile Road from Campbell Road to Troy Street will be down to one lane beginning the week of July 25 and continuing through mid-August as Consumers Energy works on a gas main project. When possible, drivers should seek an alternate route.

Join Royal Oak’s Finest on the Links

Please join Royal Oak’s finest on August 1 for a day on the links at the prestigious Red Run Golf Club in Royal Oak to benefit the Boys & Girls Club.Read more »

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 »

Local Issues on August 2 Ballot

City officials are asking residents to remember to vote on two local issues in Michigan’s August 2 primary election.

Solid Waste & Recycling Millage Renewal

The millage, popularly known as the recycling levy, has been in effect since 1991. It helps pay for:

• trash pickup and disposal
• curbside recycling
• leaf collection
• bulk item pickup
• yard waste and twig/branch pickup
• household hazardous waste drop-off
• street sweeping
• drop off site for used motor oil and electronicsRead more »

Summer Concert Series Returns to Center Street

The Royal Oak Commission for the Arts summer concert series, sponsored by Genisys Credit Union, returns to a 'pop-up park' on Center Street beginningRead more »

Consumers Energy to Replace Gas Lines in Royal Oak

During the construction season, Consumers Energy will replace the gas lines in multiple neighborhoods throughout Royal Oak. This will include the pipe in the street and the pipe that runs from the street to various buildings and homes. It may also require the relocation of gas meters. We know this process is inconvenient, but we are asking for your cooperation and understanding.Read more »

Sewer Cleaning & Televising to Begin: Here’s 5 Things You Should Know!

A regularly performed sewer maintenance program is set to begin in northwest Royal Oak in June.
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New Voting Location for Precincts 7 & 24

Voters in Precincts 7 and 24 should look for new voter ID cards arriving in their mailboxes by the end of May.

If you previously cast ballots at Oakland Technical Center, your new voting location will be Woodside Bible Church, located at 2915 Normandy in Royal Oak.  Read more »

Pardon Our Dust: What's Happening at Fries Park

Fries Park is located at the intersection of Greenfield Road and Normandy Road and is currently being used for a staging area for a nearby water main construction on Greenfield Road. The staging area will be used to stockpile materials and debris and provide a place to park equipment.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 »

2016 Tree Trim Maintenance Map

DTE Energy has released its 2016 Tree Trim Maintenance Map for Royal Oak. (See for a printable map.)

Here’s what residents can expect will happen over the next several weeks, according to DTE:

• You may see DTE arborist planners in your yard or neighborhood inspecting the power lines and trees to determine where trimming is needed. Arborist planners will be wearing yellow DTE Energy vests andcarrying ID badges.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 »

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