March 31 BOT Meeting

Due to the Governor's Executive "stay home, stay safe" order, the March 31 Board of Trustees meeting will be held remotely. You are invited to join and provide your public comment. You can also email your public comment in advance of the meeting.
Access code: 625-522-077
Or by phone: +1 (312) 757-3121

COVID 19 Updates from the Oakland Township Sheriff Substation

Please see this update from the Sheriff for important information on handling non-emergency services.

Park Closures - COVID 19

Due to coronavirus concerns and in compliance with Governor Whitmer's Executive Order 2020-9, the playgrounds in Oakland Township parks and the basketball courts at Marsh View Park are closed until further notice. If you have any questions, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (248)-651-7810.

March 10, 2020 Presidential Primary Election Results

Election results from the Presidential Primary Election on March 10, 2020 can be found here.

2020 Census

Census Day is April 1, 2020! This population count happens once every 10 years and affects your representation in government and even determines federal funding levels and data for future planning. All responses are safe and secure and are protected under federal law for statistical purposes only. 
You will have the option of responding online, by mail, or by phone. Watch for your invitation to participate in your mail in March 2020. More details can be found at

2020 Burn Permit

Residents no longer have to stop by Township Hall to obtain a permit, call a hotline before burning, and there is no longer a fee. Please print the 2020 burn permit by clicking here. Replacement forms can be printed at any time throughout the year. The permit must be signed, dated, and on site during burning. Printed copies are also available at Township Hall upon request. If you have any questions, please contact our office at 248-651-4440.

Water Storage

The Board of Trustees has been discussing MDEQ mandated water storage in the SE and SW districts. Want to view past meeting discussions? View meeting videos here. View meeting materials here.

Answers to questions asked at the August 13, 2019 meeting can be found here.

March 14, 2017: Water System Ownership
July 11, 2017: Water Survey (Development)
August 8, 2017: Review of Water Resources
October 24, 2017: Water Survey Results Presentation
November 14, 2017: Water Survey (Results Communication)
December 12, 2017: Water Survey Results Notification Options
March 27, 2018: Water Storage Engineering Update
June 11, 2019: Water Storage Discussion
June 12, 2018: Water Storage (Discussion of Locations)
October 16, 2018 (this meeting was cancelled): water storage in closed session discussion
October 23, 2018: Water Storage Site Acquisition Update
June 11, 2019: Water Storage Discussion
August 13, 2019: SE Oakland Ground Water Storage Discussion: Knorrwood Pines fly over

2019 Property Taxes Due

The final day to pay 2019 winter property taxes penalty free is
Friday, February 14, 2020.
Winter bills are payable December 1, 2019 - February 14, 2020
3% penalty is added February 15, 2020 - March 2, 2020
Beginning March 3, 2020 all unpaid 2019 taxes must be paid to: Oakland County Treasurer
Taxes Due

Election Inspectors Wanted!

uncle-sam-we-want-you - CopyTo be an Election Inspector!
Election Inspectors assist the township by performing assigned duties at polling sites on Election Day.
Click Here for the detailed Job Description.
Click Here to fill out an application for the position.

Fire Department CPR Training

Upcoming Class: March 21st, 2020  Heartsaver CPR/AED/Choking (9am - 1pm), First Aid (1:30 - 4:30pm)
When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately getting CPR from someone nearby. Almost 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. CPR, especially if performed in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, can double or triple a person’s chance of survival. 
For more information about registering for training CLICK HERE

Building Director Awarded Region's Outstanding Building Official

Oakland Township's Building Director, Tim Berger, was recently recognized by the Home Builder's Association as the Region's Outstanding Building Official. He started his career in the construction industry and was hired by Oakland Township as the Building Director in 2013. Congratulations Tim, we are proud to have you as part of our staff!
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Parks and Recreation Winter Newsletter

Check out the latest issue of Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Newsletter! In it you will find upcoming events, information regarding the sledding hill and ice skating rink and a map of Oakland Township parks. Click Here to view the Parks and Recreation Winter Newsletter.
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Property Tax Information

Recently, the 2019 Winter tax bills were mailed to residents and responsible parties. The bill is due and payable December 1, 2019 through February 14, 2020. Payments received between February 15, 2020 and March 2, 2020 will be assessed penalty in the amount of 3.0%. Beginning March 3, 2020, all unpaid 2019 taxes must be paid to Oakland County Treasurer.
 For payment options, 
Click Here. To view important property information including 2019 taxes, Click Here.  
Please contact the Treasurer's Office at (248) 651-4440 if you did not receive a tax bill.

Election Results

CLICK HERE to view results for the election held on
Tuesday, November 5, 2019.


CLICK HERE to check out the most recent newsletters from Oakland Township and Parks and Recreation! These editions contain important information including:
- Property Tax Information
- Upcoming Election News
- Fall Programs - Parks and Recreation
- Township Park Maps
- Important Phone Numbers

Mandated SE Ground Water Storage

The Board of Trustees is planning to discuss MDEQ mandated water storage in the SE district at the September 10th regular board meeting at 7pm. The meeting materials can be found here.

Adams and Gunn Road

The roundabout at Adams and Gunn Road is now open! Drive safely!

Phragmites Outreach Program

Do you have phragmites? You can now request a free, no obligation cost estimate to treat phragmites from Oakland Township Parks and Recreation. Residents can submit the completed form with a map of their property showing the affected areas to Parks and Recreation by mail - (4393 Collins Rd. Rochester, MI 48306) by email - or in person at the Paint Creek Cider Mill 2nd Floor (4480 Orion Rd. Rochester, MI 48306)
Forms are due by August 1 annually.
Phragmites Information Page
Phragmites does not recognize property boundaries! Catch your Phragmites while it is small and easy to control for the best results.

Property Tax Information

2019 Summer tax bills were mailed to residents on July 1, 2019 and are due September 16, 2019. Payments received after September 16, 2019 will be assessed interest at a rate of 1.0% per month until paid. For payment options, Click Here. To view important property information including 2019 taxes, Click Here.  
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Mandated Water Storage Discussion

The presentation for the Board of Trustees June 11 meeting regarding MDEQ mandated water storage is now available here.

We're hiring!

From full-time to part-time, we have several job openings. Check them out here.

Charter Township of Oakland's Manager Candidates

Follow the link below to watch the second round of interviews with Township Manager candidates Adam Kline and Anthony Moggio held on Monday, April 8, 2019.

The role of the Oakland Township Manager is critical to implementing Township policies, overseeing the daily activities of the Township, and implementing the ordinances, policies and plans of the community. 

Iron Removal Workshop Videos Available

Videos from the August 22, 2018 iron removal workshop are now available here.

Fire Department Hiring!

Oakland Township Fire Department is currently seeking applicants to fill part-time positions available within the department.


Oakland Township, A Safe Place to Live!

We are so very pleased to share this great news about our Township! Oakland Township has been named the second safest community in the State of Michigan and also ranked #16 on the list of safest cities for the entire United States!

Oakland Township Water Systems Survey Report

Project Innovations was retained in June 2017 by the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner's Office to distribute a water systems survey to Oakland Township businesses/residents in the Southeast and Southwest Water System Districts. On August 14, 2017 letters of invitation with separate surveys for the Southeast and Southwest Districts were mailed to 2,958 residents. There was a total of 2,204 mailed to the Southwest District and 754 mailed to the Southeast District.
Click here to see their full report.

Oakland County Water Resources Commission presented and discussed the results of the water survey during the Oakland Township Board of Trustees Regular Meeting on October 24, 2017. To view the meeting click here.



"Private well water testing vital for safe drinking water"
To view the full press release click here.

Storm Water Permit Application

Oakland Township has submitted its Storm Water Discharge Permit Application to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.



Oakland County will now be offering the OakAlert system to anyone interested in  receiving an email and/or text message with warnings and updates regarding emergency situations in Oakland County. Read More...

Best Practices for Outdoor Water Use

Outdoor water use, primarily sprinkling of lawns, greatly affects water pressure and sizing of water system infrastructure when sprinkling is scheduled during peak demand times. Read More...

Township Online Video Report Available

The township's online video provider, Telvue, provides monthly usage data. Read More...

Website Viewing Issues?

Are you having trouble viewing the new website? The new website is optimized for viewing in Internet Explorer version 10. Read More...

Calling All Photo Enthusiasts!

Welcome to your new Charter Township of Oakland website!  As part of updating our website, we are seeking donations of photographs.


Corona Virus- Covid 19 Updates

On recommendation from the township's Emergency Manager, we have several updates in light of the COVID-19 coronavirus:

Officer office hours will be cancelled on Monday. The State of the Township has been postponed. We will also be reducing staff levels and limiting public contact as much as possible. If you have township business, please consider the following options: 

You can purchase dog licenses online:

Property tax information is available online:

Building inspections are scheduled through the inspection line: 248-651-4612 

Please follow this page and/or our website for additional updates. Please stay home and avoid large gatherings during this time.