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    It is commonly known that there are rats in Royal Oak. With construction and other displacement factors, they are always looking for new places to nest. 

    Keep Rodents Away

    You may not have a nest on your property, but you may unknowingly be contributing to the problem.  Prevention is much easier and cheaper than fighting an infestation. Here are some tips.
    • Rats need a food source.  It can be up to 300 feet away from their nest. Dog waste, bird seed, and garbage are rat favorites. They can survive on ONE ounce of food per day. The more food, the more rats.
    • Rats need a place to live.  Underground holes, often near buildings, wood piles, discarded items etc. are a sign you may have rats living in your yard. 
    • Rats do not respect property lines.  They think this is their neighborhood.  Their dining room may be in one lot while their bedrooms are several lots away.

    Visit https://www.romi.gov/documentcenter/view/133
    for more information or call 248-246-3201.

  2. RO App

    City Launches Mobile App

    Find out what's happening, get meeting agendas, discover employment opportunities within the city and more.

    Here are the links:

    Apple Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/live-royal-oak/id1175122429?mt=8

    Google Play Store:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.civicplus.mi_royaloak

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    Why Does My Street Flood When It Rains?

    Here are five things you should know about temporary ponding on residential streets after it rains.

    1: City sewers can only handle a certain amount of flow, and when sewers are overloaded, they can back-up into residents’ basements.

    Read more.

  2. WROK

    Watch WROK Online 

    WROK Video Streams of various boards and committees are available here! In order to view this stream, it is recommended that you have a high speed internet connection.


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    Where to Go for a Helping Hand

    Each year the Royal Oak Public Library compiles a list of places that can provide assistance for the following: temporary day and overnight shelter; groceries; meals; clothing; referrals; transportation; and housing.

    To download the list, click here.

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    I Got a Ticket. Now What?

    If you are issued a traffic ticket, you may be subject to fines and points on your driving record.  If the infraction a misdemeanor, in addition to fines and points on your driving record, the penalty may include a jail sentence. Both civil infractions and misdemeanor tickets may be disputed in a court hearing or trial.

    Learn more.