Free Concert at Cranberry Lake Farm, 388 W. Predmore Rd.
Now Hiring - Join Our Team!
The township is hiring several positions. View all opportunities here.
THE PARKS AND RECREATION NEWSLETTER IS NOW AVAILABLE
to view all of the events that are going on in Oakland Township's parks this summer!
COMEDY NIGHT CHARITY FUNDRAISER
NEW RESTROOMS ARE BEING INSTALLED AT BEAR CREEK NATURE PARK AND MARSH VIEW PARK
Community Policing and Education Series
The Oakland County Sheriff's Office is offering a 10 week program that will focus on community policing. CLICK HERE
for detailed event information.
ROAD COMMISSION OF OAKLAND COUNTY
To report an issue with any public road in Oakland Township CLICK HERE
. This includes rough/washed out gravel, drainage issues, signs/signals, and deceased deer pick up (in road right of way).
OAKLAND COUNTY OFFERS FREE RABIES VACCINES THROUGH MAY 31ST
The Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center will offer free rabies vaccines for dogs when their owners purchase a dog license through May 31, 2022.
The Shelter will offer the shots from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday during the months of April and May, no appointment is necessary.
Location:1200 Telegraph Road, Building 42E, Pontiac.
A dog license is $15 for one year or $40 for three years for dogs that are spayed or neutered. For a dog that is not spayed or neutered, the license fee is $25 for one year or $70 for three years. For more information visit: oakgov.com/petadoption or call 248-858-1070.
Free N-95 Masks Available at Township Hall
While supplies last.* Limit one pack per Oakland Township Resident *
The township's Parks and Recreation Commission has a commissioner opening for a partial term that will be on the ballot in August 2022. If you would like to submit an application to be placed on the ballot as a candidate, click here
for the information packet. The deadline for the PRC applications is April 19, 2022 at 4:00 PM.
There are also openings on Zoning Board of Appeals, Historic District Commission, Planning Commission and Safety Paths and Trails this year. These positions are appointed, not elected. Please contact email@example.com with questions or to submit an application
2021 Property Taxes Due
Beginning March 1, 2022, all unpaid 2021 taxes must be paid to the Oakland County Treasurer. Please call for a revised statement or visit www.oakgov.com for more information.
REMINDER TO RENEW DOG LICENSE
Dog licenses may be purchased at Township Hall or online at www.oakgov.com/petadoption
. From January 1st through June 1st, the price for a dog license is:
Spayed/Neutered - $15.00/1 year $40.00/3 year
Senior Citizen(65 & up) - $14.00/1 year $37.00/3 year
NOT Spayed/Neutered - $25.00/1 year $70.00/3 year
Senior Citizen - $23.00/1 year $64.00/3 year
After June 1st, the cost to renew a one year license is $40.00.
Parks and Recreation Newsletter
Check out all of the programs being offered by Oakland Township Parks and Recreation in their Winter/Spring Newsletter by clicking HERE!
Future Path Priorities
The Safety Path and Trails Committee is seeking public input for the location of future safety paths in Oakland Township. Click here
to view the feasibility/desirability worksheets. Click here
to view the current trails and pathways strategy map. Please email your comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
VTOT Vandalism Tip Line
Anyone with information regarding the recent vandalism of the Oakland Township Veteran's Memorial is encouraged to call the Oakland County's Sheriff's tip line at (248)-858-5000.
DTE is currently performing tree maintenance throughout the Township.
If you see a downed power line, stay at least 20 feet away from the lines. Assume that all downed power lines are energized and stay away. You can report the downed lines online at https://outage.dteenergy.com or call at 800.477.4747
. If you think the downed lines pose an immediate hazard to the public, call 911 immediately.
Public Accuracy Test
There will be a Public Accuracy Test for the Oakland Township voting equipment that will be used in the Special School Election for Romeo Community Schools on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. The testing will take place in the downstairs Board Room at Oakland Township Hall, 4393 Collins Rd. on Friday, September 24th at 2:00pm. All are welcome!
National Library Card Sign Up Month
September is National Library Card Sign Up Month. Oakland Township is serviced by the Rochester Hills Public Library in downtown Rochester. There are several types of library cards that you can sign up for so you can enjoy books and other types of media! Click here
for more information on how to get a library card!
Parks and Recreation Fall Newsletter
The Parks and Rec Newsletter is now available. Click here
to view all of the events that are going on in Oakland Township's Parks this fall!
Paint Creek Annual Labor Day Virtual Bridge and Run
After a two-year hiatus, the Paint Creek Trailways Commission is excited to bring back the Labor Day Bridge Walk and Run! Please click here
for more information and registration! The event will be Monday, September 6, 2021. Onsite registration begins at 8am and the event begins at 9am.
Upcoming Invasive Species Treatment
To maintain environmental quality and public health and safety, the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) and various local governments, working with the Oakland County Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area, will treat the invasive plants knotweed and Phragmites along major Oakland County roads from August through October 2021. Read More...
Parks and Recreation Fall Programs
The Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Department has a lot of fun programs slated for this fall! Click here
for a sneak peek at all of them in the Parks and Rec Fall Newsletter!
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 email@example.com 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2022 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
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!
Treasurers Office News
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 - email@example.com
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
Parks and Recreation Online Survey
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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. Read More...
March 10, 2020 Presidential Primary Election Results
Election results from the Presidential Primary Election on March 10, 2020 can be found here
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
Election Inspectors Wanted!
To 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Mandated Water Storage Discussion
The presentation for the Board of Trustees June 11 meeting regarding MDEQ mandated water storage is now available here
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. Read More...
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!