COVID-19 UPDATE: Message from the City Clerk's Office
Limited Public Hours
Beginning the week of Feb 8, 2021 the City Clerk's Office will have limited public hours by appointment. The public hours are:
To schedule an appointment call 248-246-3050 or use the link below.Schedule Appointment
The City Clerk's Office is responsible for the majority of the City's record keeping and official tasks. Here are a few of the vital responsibilities of the office:
- Accepts applications from residents who want to serve on boards and committees.
- Conducts elections, registers voters and maintains voter records.
- Issues solicitation permits, Dream Cruise permits, special event permits, etc.
- Keeps official city records.
- Maintains the Peddler's Do Not Knock Registry.
- Posts notices and takes minutes of official city meetings.
- Processes and manages Freedom of Information Act requests.
- Provides birth and death certificates.
- Provides dog licenses and bike licenses
Understand the operation of your local government through its boards and committees.
Anyone who was born in the City of Royal Oak may purchase their birth certificate through the Clerk's Office. You may come in person and pick them up the same day or send us a mail-in request.
The Clerk's Office keeps death certificates for those who have died in Royal Oak. Anyone may pick up a certified copy. You may come in person and pick them up the same day or send us a mail-in request.
Any person in lawful possession and occupancy of any residence, house, apartment, or other dwelling within the City of Royal Oak may request that the City place and maintain his or her residence, house, apartment, or dwelling on the Do Not Knock Registry.
The City Clerk conducts elections, registers voters and maintains voter records.
Find information regarding business licensing in our fully indexed and searchable online system.
Every resident of the city who owns a dog must license their dog through the City of Royal Oak. By ordinance, licenses must expire at the same time as the rabies vaccination. Licenses may be purchased in person or by mail.
Browse a selection of City of Royal Oak applications, forms and documents.