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City of Royal Oak

Royal Oak City Commission Meets Monday

Residents can find agendas for city commission meetings on the city's website.
Please note, meeting agendas are often revised at the last minute, so please recheck the agenda prior to the meeting for any changes.


Police Department Update

Residents can find the most recent police reports on the city's website at http://romi.gov/963/Press-Releases

Citizens are also encouraged to sign up for crime alerts at crimemapping.com. Crime Mapping's goal is to assist police departments in reducing crime through a better-informed citizenry.

Sign up for public safety alerts from the police using Civic Ready. Click here to subscribe.

Drop Box

New Drop Box Installed

In a hurry? A convenient new drop box has been installed near the entrance to the Royal Oak Police Station at 221 E Third.

Drop off payments (for bills, invoices, tickets etc.) or absentee ballots without having to step far from your car.

Please, do NOT put cash in the box – just checks!

Parking guide

Downtown Royal Oak Parking Guide

Wondering where to park during construction? Download a parking guide or pick one up at City Hall, the library or the Royal Oak Police Station.

New Public Parking

To accommodate residents, visitors and disabled individuals, the city has added opened the private lot between City Hall and the library to the public as a 30-space metered lot.

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Romi with License

Royal Oak Launches Online Dog Licensing

Licensing your dog just got easier. Licenses may now be purchased online.

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. 

To purchase a license on online, you'll need to upload a copy of the current rabies certificate and proof of spay/neuter (if applicable).
Click here to get started!.

Ride On

Bike Law 101

Bicycling 101: Are you interested in the rules of the road, hand signals, bike routes, and information on new bike lanes? Join the cities of Ferndale, Oak Park and Royal Oak for Bicycling 101 and learn how cyclists and motorists can coexist. Click here to learn more.

Run with the Police

Join Royal Oak's Finest for a 5k Run/Walk on June 2.

Let's celebrate a century of service with a 5K community run/walk that includes: 

  • FREE race photos
  • Mugshots
  • Chase the Chief Kids Run
  • 1.5 Mile Fitness Challenge
  • Meet a K-9 dog
  • ROPD history exhibit
  • FREE aviator sunglasses
  • FREE doughnuts 
  • Much more

All proceeds go to the Royal Oak Police Department Donation Fund to be used for the health and well-being of officers.

New Officers

New Officers Sworn In

Congratulations, Ofc. Jacob Gostiaux and Ofc. Michael Pilcher ( shown with Chief Corrigan O’Donohue.) Both men were sworn in this week at the 44th District Court. #KeepingRoyalOakSafe


Green Minute

By 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. There's something YOU can do about it!

Straws are not recyclable, so a adopt a NO STRAW drinking policy. Learn more at https://www.strawlessocean.org/

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 Library Events

There is always something interesting and exciting happening at the Royal Oak Public Library. Go to ropl,org to learn more.

Library hours are: Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (September through June)

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Work for the City of Royal Oak

Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Royal Oak.
To browse through available opportunities go to: romi.gov/jobs


'Like Us' on Facebook

Want to know what's happening in Royal Oak?
Join thousands of your neighbors on the city's official Facebook page and get daily posts about the things that matter in our hometown.
Like us today at: https://www.facebook.com/Royal-Oak-MI-City-Hall-157871554266952

Senior Times

Senior Times Newsletter

The City of Royal Oak offers mature adults opportunities for lifelong education, fitness, nutrition and leisure activities.

Click here for the latest news and information from the Mahany/ Meininger Community Center. 

Mobile App

City Launches Mobile App

The City of Royal Oak has a new mobile app! Find out what's happening, get meeting agendas, discover employment opportunities within the city and more.

Download the app at these locations:

Apple Store 
Google Play Store

Pay Online

Make Convenient Online Payments

Did you know you can make online payments for property taxes and utility bills?

Go to http://romi.gov/868/Online-Payments to learn more.

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