Meeting Cancelled

The Safety Path and Trails Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, August 4, 2021 has been cancelled. The next scheduled meeting of this committee is Wednesday, September 1, 2021. 

Having Trouble with Gypsy Moths?

Much of Michigan‘s Lower Peninsula is experiencing an outbreak of gypsy moth, an exotic pest. Gypsy moth caterpillars feed on the leaves of oaks, aspen and many other kinds of trees. Learn about how to manage gypsy moths here. 

Blast Off 2 School

This year, Blast Off 2 School donations are accepted from July 13th to August 6th. New and gender neutral school supplies are requested. This event is free for Neighborhood House clients and low income families who reside in Auburn Hills, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland Township, and Leonard or Addison Townships. The event is a collaboration with Neighborhood House, the Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan, and Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital, along with all of the community support from residents, local businesses and the drop off locations. Please click here for information on drop off locations and supplies needed. For more information, contact Neighborhood House at volunteer@ranh.org or 248-651-5836, ext. 15.

 

Fire Department CPR Training Courses

The Oakland Township Fire Department is offering courses for CPR training and other life-saving skills! Please click here to view course offerings, registration information, and contact information if you have any questions.

Summer Tax Deferment

Summer taxes may be deferred until February 14th if your total household income did not exceed $40,000 and you meet one of the following requirements:

  • Senior Citizen, age 62 or older
  • Paraplegic, Quadriplegic, Hemiplegic, or Blind
  • Eligible Serviceperson, Veteran, Widow or Widower
  • Totally and Permanently Disabled

Applications for deferment must be filed by September 14th of the current year. Click Here for the Application for Deferment of Summer Taxes, submit your completed form to the Treasurer's Office. 

Sheriff Bike Recycling Program

The Oakland County Sheriff has a program called Sheriff Recycle for Kids that provides donated bikes to people who do not have access to them. Oakland County residents can sign up to donate a bike, receive a bike, or to volunteer at one of their events and help distribute the bikes to people in need! For more information, please click here
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Parks and Recreation Summer Newsletter

The Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Summer Newsletter is now available! It contains valuable information regarding programs and activities available all year long! Click here to view the Newsletter.

Dog Licenses

All dogs are required to have a license in Oakland County. Dog licenses are available for purchase at the regular rate from Oakland Township Hall through June 1, 2021. Please bring a current rabies vaccination certificate and proof of spay or neuter (if applicable). Beginning June 2nd, all expired dog licenses will be considered delinquent and the new cost for a 2021 1-year license will be $33.00. Also following that date, a census team will be sent out by Oakland County into various communities to ensure compliance. Click here for the dog license fee schedule. Click here for more information about the Oakland County Animal Control.

Historic District Commission Opening

The Oakland Township Board of Trustees is currently accepting applications for a seat on the Historic District Commission now through Friday, May 7th. Click here for an application or stop by Township Hall to pick up a copy. If you have any questions, please call Township Hall at (248)-651-4440.

Silverbell/Gallagher/Paint Creek Trail Path

For several years, the Safety Path and Trails Committee has been working on the development of a 1.1-mile long safety path along Silverbell and Gallagher Roads which will connect the densely populated Silverbell/Adams area to the Paint Creek Trail and Goodison. We are excited to announce the construction of this new path will begin in May 2021 and has a projected completion date of September 2021.

2021 Burn Permits

2021 Burn Permits are available for download here. As a reminder, please print off, sign and date, and keep at the place of burning whenever you are burning in the Township. Copies of this permit are also available at Township Hall, 4393 Collins Rd.

Tick Information

As the weather gets warmer, tick season also heats up! See below for more information regarding ticks and tick bites.

Controlled Burn at Charles Ilsley Park

The Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Department will be conducting a controlled burn at Charles IIsley Park on Predmore Rd. It will be conducted April 23rd. We do controlled burns to stimulate native plant growth and keep invasive species growth down. Please call Township Hall at (248)-651-4440 for any questions or concerns.

Controlled Burn at Bear Creek Park

The Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Department will be conducting a controlled burn at Bear Creek Park on Snell Rd. It will be conducted April 27th. We do controlled burns to stimulate native plant growth and keep invasive species growth down. Please call Township Hall at (248)-651-4440 for any questions or concerns.

2020 Census Results

The results of the 2020 Census can be found at: https://2020census.gov/en.html.

Oakland Township EMS Ribbon Cutting

On April 22nd from 4-5pm, join the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce & Moceri Companies for a ribbon cutting celebrating the opening of the Oakland Township EMS located in the Blossom Springs parking lot. The new building is located at Blossom Springs Assisted Living & Memory Care, 3215 Silverbell Road.

The new facility, ambulance, and equipment will provide greater flexibility for the timely dispatch of life-saving personnel to the southwest quadrant of the Township. 

VIRTUAL MEETINGS- STATE OF MICHIGAN UPDATE

On March 31 the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services allowed the Township to conduct an in-person meeting without the limitations imposed by the prior MDHHS Orders (i.e., no more than 25 persons are gathered). Virtual meetings are only allowed if there is a state of emergency or state of disaster declared by a local government.  As a result, the previously posted and advertised virtual Planning Commission meeting for April 6, 2021 has been postponed. Please follow our website and calendar for updates.

New Building Inspection Information

Effective Monday, April 5th, 2021, the cut-off time for building inspection scheduling is 3pm each day. All inspections scheduled prior to 3pm will be carried out the next business day unless otherwise requested. Business days for building inspections are Monday-Thursday.
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2021 NoHaz Event Dates

Oakland Township residents can safely dispose of their household hazardous waste through the NoHaz program. The cost is $10.00 per car, per event. For a list of event dates and materials accepted: CLICK HERE
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Parks and Recreation Spring Newsletter

The Parks and Recreation Spring Newsletter is here! Click here to read it!

Gravel Roads Update

The Oakland County Road Commission has issued a press release on the condition of Township gravel roads. Please click here for the press release. Freezing and thawing conditions have caused the gravel roads to be very bumpy. Please exercise caution when driving!
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Treasurers Office News

PROPERTY TAXES:
2020 Winter tax bills were mailed to residents on December 1, 2020 and were due February 16, 2021. Payments received after February 16 will be assessed a 3% penalty. For payment options, 
Click Here. To view important property information including 2020 taxes, tax payment history Click Here.
DOG LICENSES:
You can now purchase 2021 dog licenses online: 
www.oakgov.com 
 The fee schedule is below:
$10.50 - 1 year license for spayed/neutered dog
$9.75 - for seniors
$28.50 - 3 year license for spayed/neutered dog
$26.25 - for seniors
$18.00 - 1 year license for intact dog
$16.50 - for seniors
$51.00 - 3 year license for intact dog
$46.50 - for seniors

Notice of Public Hearing - Community Development Block Grant Funds

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Charter Township of Oakland will hold a public hearing on the use of Community Development Block Grant Funds. The Hearing will be held on February 23, 2021 at 7pm via GoToMeeting at https://www.gotomeet.me/OaklandTownship/ot-public-govt-meetings or 1 (646) 749-3112 Access code: 248- 219-757 to hear public comments on the CDBG Program Year 2020 application in the approximate amount of $22,828 to fund eligible projects. All interested citizens are requested to attend the Hearing. Comments will also be received in writing or in person at 4393 Collins Rd Rochester Mi 48306 until Monday, February 22, 2021. Arrangements to reasonably accommodate special needs, including handicap accessibility or interpreter, will be made upon receiving 72-hour notice. Contact Jamie Moore at 248-651-4440 for special services.

Jamie Moore, Assistant Township Manager
Published www.oaklandtownship.org Posted February 11, 2021

Oakland County Vaccine Information

Oakland County residents can save their spot in line for the vaccine as long as they fall into an eligible group. Click here to fill the form out online. You can also call 1-800-848-5533 if you would like to fill out the form over the phone.
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Covid-19 Testing

Oakland County Health Division is offering multiple sites for Covid-19 drive through testing. The testing is offered at no cost, no physician prescription needed, appointments are required. CLICK HERE for contact information, testing locations and times. Please continue to stay safe!

Township Drive Up Drop Box

Township Hall added a new convenient drive up drop box. Residents are encouraged to submit their tax payments, property transfer and homestead documents, building permit applications, etc. via the drop box. Documents can also be submitted electronically through email: mail@oaklandtownship.orgDrop Box Fade

November 3, 2020 General Election Results

Please click here to access unofficial election results for the General Election held Tuesday, November 3rd. Oakland Township results can be accessed by click the "municipal" tab and scrolling down to Oakland Township.

Summer Property Taxes Due

2020 Summer tax bills were mailed to residents on July 1, 2020 and are due September 14, 2020. Payments received after September 14, 2020 will be assessed interest at a rate of 1.0% per month until paid. To pay online, click here. To view important property information including 2020 taxes, click here.
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August 4, 2020 Primary Election Results

The unofficial results for the August 4, 2020 State Primary election are available here.

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.
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Phragmites does not recognize property boundaries! Catch your Phragmites while it is small and easy to control for the best results.

Parks and Recreation Online Survey

Oakland Township Parks and Recreation and Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve have closed their Summer 2020 Programming Survey.  We appreciate all the survey responses we received!  They have helped us to plan how to safely conduct programs and activities throughout the summer. The results of the survey may be found at this link:  https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/10il9Jo7hYiHXZneDWL2ZcTT7PQQu-PpTaOgAs6QTo1Y/edit?usp=sharing

Dog License Purchase/Renewal

You can purchase dog licenses online: www.oakgov.com 
Oakland County is waiving their enhanced access fee for online transactions at this time. Also, Oakland County is waiving the delinquent fee for dog licenses through the end of 2020. The fee schedule is below:
$10.50 - 1 year license for spayed/neutered dog
$9.75 - for seniors
$28.50 - 3 year license for spayed/neutered dog
$26.25 - for seniors
$18.00 - 1 year license for intact dog
$16.50 - for seniors
$51.00 - 3 year license for intact dog
$46.50 - for seniors

Liquor License Public Hearing #2

The Charter Township of Oakland Board of Trustees will be holding a Public Hearing for the purpose of receiving public comment for a proposed Liquor License at 4856 N. Adams Rd, Oakland Township. The public hearing will be held at 7:00 p.m. on June 9, 2020 via GoToMeeting Videoconference.  Any interested person may appear and comment in person or by agent or attorney upon the scheduled agenda item during the public hearing to be held at the date, time and location above.  Written comments may be submitted to the Charter Township of Oakland at 4393 Collins Rd, Rochester, MI 48306 or via email at mail@oaklandtownship.org prior to the scheduled Public Hearing date.  Documents pertaining to any request on the agenda are available for review during normal business hours by appointment at the Oakland Township office or in the meeting packet posted on the Township’s website.  Necessary and reasonable aids to individuals with disabilities will be provided at the meeting with seven days notice.

Liquor License Public Hearing #1

The Charter Township of Oakland Board of Trustees will be holding a Public Hearing for the purpose of receiving public comment for a proposed Liquor License at 4972 N. Adams Rd, Oakland Township. The public hearing will be held at 7:00 p.m. on June 9, 2020 via GoToMeeting Videoconference.  Any interested person may appear and comment in person or by agent or attorney upon the scheduled agenda item during the public hearing to be held at the date, time and location above.  Written comments may be submitted to the Charter Township of Oakland at 4393 Collins Rd, Rochester, MI 48306 or via email at mail@oaklandtownship.org prior to the scheduled Public Hearing date.  Documents pertaining to any request on the agenda are available for review during normal business hours by appointment at the Oakland Township office or in the meeting packet posted on the Township’s website.  Necessary and reasonable aids to individuals with disabilities will be provided at the meeting with seven days notice.

Oakland Township Named Michigan's Safest City

Oakland Township has placed #1 in the Top 20 Michigan's Safest Cities for 2020! Thank you to all residents for making this possible! Click here for the Top 20 Safest Cities Report.

Virtual Public Meetings

Township public meetings are being held remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic. You can access all meetings by either clicking here or by calling 1 (646) 749-3112. The access code for this is 248-219-757.

Notice of Public Hearing

On Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 7:00pm The Charter Township of Oakland Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing to receive public comments on the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant Application TF20-114 ‘Accessible Pathway Development Cranberry Lake Farm’. The pathway will connect to the parking area and continue north providing access to the Hen House and orchard area. Cranberry Lake Farm is located within Cranberry Lake Park, at 388 West Predmore Road, Oakland, MI 48363, ½ mile west of Rochester Road in northern Oakland Township.

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March 10, 2020 Presidential Primary Election Results

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

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
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Election Inspectors Wanted!

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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.

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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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.

Newsletters

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.

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.

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.

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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.

NEWS FROM OAKLAND COUNTY HEALTH DIVISION



"Private well water testing vital for safe drinking water"
For more information about water testing click here.

Storm Water Permit Application

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

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OakAlert

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...