2020-2024 Parks, Recreation and Land Preservation Master Plan

Your opinions are important to the 5-year Parks, Recreation and Land Preservation Master Plan! Your input will help shape goals, objectives and projects. Take part in the online survey: 
Or if you prefer a hard copy, you can stop by the Parks and Recreation Office, 4880 Orion Road, Second Floor of the Paint Creek Cider Mill. The survey will be available until October 9, 2019.
Thank you for your input!

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

Fire Department CPR Training


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!

2019 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 2019 burn permit by clicking here. Replacement forms can be printed at any time throughout the year. It 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.

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 - bvanderweide@oaklandtownship.org 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 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.  
Tax-Summer Due - Copy

Parks and Recreation Newsletter

Check out the latest issue of Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Newsletter! In it you will find upcoming events, fitness/nature/outdoor adventure programs being offered and a map of Oakland Township parks. Click Here to view the Parks and Recreation Summer Newsletter.

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. 

Gallagher Creek Park is OPEN!

Stop by to see the new features: Picnic pavilion, restrooms and new playground equipment including 3 slides, swings, a see saw and spinner.
Gallagher Creek Park

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.