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Posted on: March 28, 2017

Pick Up a FREE Blue Light; let's Bring autism to Light!

Get your FREE blue light bulb and let's bring autism to light!

April is autism awareness month and a movement has begun. To recognize life changing programs for those with autism, we are encouraging our community to light up your homes and businesses ...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

Royal Oak Bond Sale Addresses Legacy costs

A nearly $127 million bond sale – intended to eliminate unfunded legacy costs – was met with enthusiasm at a Royal Oak City Commission meeting earlier this week.

Commissioner Kyle DuBuc described the bond sale as a way of insuring the city fulf...

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Posted on: January 27, 2017

Semi-Pro Soccer Comes to Royal Oak


The semi-Professional soccer organization, Oakland County Football Club, announced that it will be moving from Rochester to Royal Oak in a transition aimed to bring the community fresh entertainment and action for years to come!

“We are pleased and excited...

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Posted on: August 27, 2016

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.

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Posted on: August 24, 2016

Did you know there's some cheap and even FREE parking in downtown Royal Oak?

Here's a guide to finding a parking space that is just right for you!

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Posted on: April 26, 2017

Surface Parking Lot Closes


The city-owned surface parking lot east of the Post Office is now closed so that Etkin Acquisition LLC may begin construction of an approved 4-story office building with ground level parking.

The construction of the office building and the adjacent parking...

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Posted on: April 14, 2017

New App Logs Walking Challenge Miles

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It Just Got  Easier to Track Your Miles and Earn Rewards!

Thanks to our friends at Royal Oak-based Marvel Apps, tracking your miles in the Mayor's 50 Miles in 50 Days Walking Challenge is easy when you use the free CARROT Wellness mobile app.


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Posted on: April 4, 2017

Mixed Recycling Launch


What are the changes coming in 2017? What is mixed recycling? Why switch to carts for recycling collection?  When will my 65-gallon cart be delivered? 

Get the answers to these questions and more at

The benefits of switching to 65-gall...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

Meet Your New Fire Chief

Fire Chief David Cummins

Twenty-five-year Royal Oak Fire Department veteran David Cummins is the department's new fire chief, taking over for retired Chief Chuck Thomas.

 “We’re extremely pleased to announce this promotion,” said City Ma...

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

Class Action Lawsuit Settlement

You may have received a legal notice in the mail regarding a proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit filed against the City of Royal Oak.

This settlement fund is being administered by an agent approved by the court. The city is NOT involved in proces...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Water Quality Report

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The 2016 Consumers Annual Report on Water Quality is available online. 

This report shows the sources of our water, lists the results of our tests, and contains important information about water and health.

We are pleased the report shows that we have ...

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Posted on: September 30, 2016

Language Translator

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Did you know you can view this website in more than 100 languages?

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

Downtown Parking Lot Closes for Construction


The city-owned surface parking lot along Second Street between Center Street and Washington Avenue will be closed beginning Monday, Jan. 23 to begin preparing the site for the construction of a 521-space parking structure.

Construction is scheduled to star...

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Posted on: September 30, 2016

Tim's Kitchen

Tim's Kitchen

Find out what's cooking at the Mahany/Meininger Senior Center.

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Posted on: September 30, 2016

Parking in Royal Oak

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Did you know there's some cheap and even FREE parking in downtown Royal Oak?

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Posted on: September 30, 2016

Improving Royal Oak

Improving Royal Oak

The city realizes construction projects are an inconvenience. That is why effort is made to expedite work and minimize traffic conflicts and access to properties.

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

2017 Royal Oak Area Preschool and Child Care Directory

The 2017 Royal Oak Area Preschool and Child Care Directory provides information on over 36 area facilities that provide services for children ages six and under. The directory provides information on area preschools, child care programs, educational appro...

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