Forms & Applications

Useful Forms

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Absentee Ballot Application (PDF) Absent Voter Ballot application forms (to print and complete) can be found on the City Clerk's office page.
Animal Shelter Volunteer Application Applications for persons wishing to perform volunteer service at the Royal Oak Animal Shelter are not being taken at this time. We currently have a full list of applicants. Thank you for your interest!
Arts Beats and Eats Parking Application (PDF) Arts, Beats, and Eats Parking Station Application. Any privately owned and operated parking lot used for the purpose of parking motor vehicles in the Festival Zone during the Arts, Beats & Eats Festival where the owner or person parking such vehicle is charged a fee must apply for a permit with the City Clerk's office.
Banner Application And Specifics (PDF) Clerk's Office Application for a banner request at Main Street and 11 Mile Rd or Main Street at Fifth. $225 fee payable in advance. Banners will be displayed for one week. Event must be approved by the City Commission in advance of the event date.
Bids and RFP Documents This is a link to Bid and RFP opportunities. Information for Vendors on how to register with the Michigan Intergovernmental Trade Network (MITN) is also available.
Birth Certificate Application 2016 (PDF) Application for requesting a certified copy of your birth certificate.
Block Party Request (PDF) Requests for Block Party Permits must be submitted to the Police at least 14 days in advance of the planned event.
Boards and Committees Application (PDF) Application for a position on various City Boards and Committees.
Student Representative on Board Application (PDF) Student application for a position on specified City Boards and Committees
Application Brownfield -  Redevelopment (PDF)
Application - Brownfield Redevelopment
Building Permit Application (Residential) (PDF) Building Permit Application forms and instructions
Commission Room Use (PDF) An application for use of the City Commission Room. Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk's Office and must be submitted 30 days prior to event and is subject to approval by the City Commission
Contaminated Sewage (PDF) The City Engineering Division handles these permits. Contaminated Sewage Discharge Permits are required to be obtained prior to discharge of any contaminated sewage into the Royal Oak Sewer System in accordance with City Code
Death Certificate Request (PDF) Application for requesting a certified copy of a death certificate
Dog License Application (PDF) An application for a dog license. Every resident of the city who owns a dog must license their dog
Dog Park Application 2017 (PDF) Dog Park access, waiver and membership form. To renew, we must have the attached applications filled out, proof of all shots and a copy of a current dog license (for non-residents). The fees for renewal are the following: residents - $40 non-residents $65. If a FOB is lost and needs to be replaced, there is an additional $10 fee. Anyone may renew their FOB any time prior to the expiration date, which is one year from the date they purchased the FOB.
Election Inspector Application Web (PDF) Application to become an election Inspector for the City
Film Permit (PDF) Application to film or videotape on City streets or other City property
FOIA Request (PDF)
Freedom of Information Act requests are handled by the City Clerk's office
Job Application Package (PDF)
General Employment Application. Job application packet for general employment positions at the City of Royal Oak. Please check current positions available before sending in an application.
Land Division Combination Application (PDF)
The Assessing Office will handle all land division / combination changes
Non Profit Designation (PDF) Application for designation of non-profit status
School Parade Walk Permit (PDF) Application form for school parades or walks on City streets or sidewalks
Parking Pull-Off Review and Permitting (PDF)
The City Engineering Division handles this request. It is unlawful to park vehicles on City Right-of-way property between the front property line and the edge of the traveled roadway unless an agreement has been approved for the property in question.
Permits - Building Department The Building Department handles permits for: Residential and Commercial Building, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Sewer, and sign permits. Check here for applications and fees.
Planning Department Applications, checklists and forms Special Planning department forms, applications, check lists, as follows: Application - Plan Commission & ZBA, Checklist - PC Site Plan Review, Checklist - Zoning Board of Appeals, Application - Brownfield Redevelopment, Application - Fence Appeal, Application - License Agreement, Application - Sign Appeal, Application - Sidewalk Cafe and Checklist, Application - Vacation Closure Dedication, Application - Valet Parking, Application - Zoning Compliance Letter
Private Property Paving Permit (PDF)
The City Engineering Division handles this request
Property and Tax forms
State of Michigan Property and Tax forms can be found online at the State's Department of Treasury website.
Request for Voter Information (PDF)
Requests to purchase lists of voter information
Registration form - Recreation (PDF)
Class or registration form and instructions
Right-of-way Permits The City Engineering Division handles these applications. Any work being done on city property and/or public right-of-way requires a permit. This includes oversized load transports, pull-off parking installations, traffic control, sidewalk, approach and curb work, and placement of trash or storage containers.
Roots Foundation Donation
The Royal Oak Opportunity to Serve (ROOTS) Foundation Committee will
make every effort to utilize the gift for the donor's intended purpose
if so specified.
Royal Oak Police Department Complaint Form (PDF) Submit a complaint against police employee/department.
Sidewalk Cafe (PDF) Application package and checklist.
Sidewalk Improvement Program Exemption (PDF)
This is an individual appeal request for exemption from installing new public sidewalks where none currently exist.
Sidewalk Sign (PDF)
Sidewalk Sign - License Application.
Site Plan Review
Site Plan Review - City Planning Division. Application, check list, fees, etc.
Site Plan Review for Development Right-of-way, Drainage and
Paving
The City Engineering Division handles these requests. When required by City Code, City of Royal Oak Commission, Plan Commission, Zoning Board or City Engineer, a detailed engineered site plan shall be submitted directly to the City Engineer for review and approval. Plans shall be in conformance with requirements outlined in the City of Royal Oak Site Plan Design Standards. The application and guidelines for the plan review are listed on the Site Plan Review Application.
Special Event Permit (PDF) Special Event Permit application to be filed with the City Clerk.
Special Needs Form (PDF)
Form to be used by emergency response personnel only.
Tax Deferment Form (PDF)
Use this form to apply for deferment of summer taxes.
Vacation Closure (PDF)
Application - Vacation Closure Dedication.
Valet Parking (PDF)
Valet Parking Application form to be submitted to City Clerk.
Zoning Ordinance City of Royal Oak Zoning Ordinance Records
Water Bill Payment (PDF)
Enrollment form to request direct payment option.
Woodward Dream Cruise Application (PDF) 2017 Woodward Dream Cruise  Special Event Rules and Regulations