The Royal Oak Planning Commission is created under Act 285, Public Acts 1931 and City Ordinance. The Planning Commission's responsibility is to advise the City Commission regarding sound community development. It is required to adopt a General Development Plan and a Capital Improvements Program for the City. It also makes recommendations on zoning and other land controls.
It consists of seven members; including the Mayor, one member of the City Commission and five resident members who shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to approval by a majority of the members of the City Commission. They serve three year terms. The Commission usually meets the second Tuesday of each month.