Code Enforcement is responsible for enforcing city ordinances that address commercial and residential property maintenance, merchant licensing, and public health and safety issues. This function is under the direct supervision of the Chief Building Official. Enforcement Officers perform field inspections of residences and businesses in Royal Oak to monitor adherence to property maintenance and public health codes.
Thousands of complaints are received each year ranging from abandoned vehicles, tall weeds, illegal fences, and zoning violations. The department also performs inspections prior to the issuance of Initial Merchant licenses, liquor licenses, and licenses for enterprises such as hotels, motels, service stations, theaters, video games and rental housing.