Site Plan Review

A detailed engineered site plan shall be submitted directly to the city engineer for review and approval when required by City Code, City Commission, Planning Commission, Zoning Board or City Engineer.  Some examples include:

  • Paving / repaving a private parking lot, walkways or patios
  • New subdivision / condominium developments
  • Commercial construction projects
  • Other improvements or new development of commercial, industrial and multiple-family sites
  • Utility improvements in public right-of-way (gas, electric, telecommunications)
The application and guidelines for the plan review are listed on the Site Plan Review Application.  Plans shall be in conformance with requirements outlined in the City of Royal Oak Site Plan Design Standards. A minimum of two complete sets of drawings are required.

All site plan reviews must be hand delivered.  Mailed and electronic submissions will not be accepted.  Payment is required at time of delivery.

It is recommended that the applicant meet with the Engineering Division prior to submittal of any plans. Open office hours for discussion of site plans are available, and are also available by appointment.

Open Office Hours  
Monday 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Site Plan Review

Storm Water Detention


Any development, renovation or addition to an existing development within the city must detain the storm water runoff from the improvement on-site in accordance with City Ordinance §644.  This requirement excludes properties in the Central Business District Zones and properties used for one- and two-family residential purposes. Properties that are less than 6,100 square feet in area do not require storm water detention, but may have to file a lien for future storm water detention with the city.

Once the site plan is approved by the engineering division, the applications for a Right-of-Way Permit and/or Private Property Paving Permit may be submitted to the Engineering Division, and any applications for building permits may also be submitted.  The Engineering Site Plan Review rates are listed on the fee schedule which is updated annually.