How do I contact Animal Control?
Oakland County Animal Control handles all dog complaints such as dogs running-at-large and dog bites. Alternatively, you may file a complaint with the city for barking or running-at-large dogs and an ordinance inspector will send a letter to the dog owner advising the owner of the ordinance violation; however, we will not write a ticket without a complaining witness willing to sign the ticket and testify in court.
How do I address a barking dog nuisance?
Barking dog nuisances should be reported to the Oakland County Sheriff's Department by calling 248.537.3530 at the time the incident is taking place. As an alternative you may file a complaint with the city. An ordinance inspector will send a letter to the dog owner advising the owner of the ordinance violation.
What can be done about lots not being mowed?
The City of Rochester Hills Building Departments' Ordinance Compliance Division routinely checks areas of the city during the summer months for lots that are not in compliance with the noxious weed ordinance. However, if there is a particular address you have a concern about you may contact the Building Department to file a complaint by calling 248.656.4615.
Garbage blows onto my property from the property next door, what can I do?
These items should be filed as complaints with the city. Complaints can be filed by calling 248.656.4615. Please give the information to the staff and the complaint will be entered and given to the appropriate personnel to follow up.
If the matter is something located in the rear yard of a property, we must be able to see the violation from the road or have permission to view it from the complainant's property.
Where can I put garage sale signs?
One sign can be placed on your private property and one sign can be placed off premises on private property. Please do not place signs on public property or on telephone poles, as this is not allowed. Also signs are not to be placed between the sidewalk and the road (public right of way).
Do trash haulers need to pull a permit in order to drop off containers in Rochester Hills?
All trash hauling contractors are required to license each truck that either picks up refuse or delivers containers for trash to addresses in the city. No permit is required for individual containers.
Who picks up road kill?
The DPS road crew will remove dead animals from the right of way or contact the appropriate road agency that has jurisdiction.
How heavy can my waste container be?
By contract, the contractor is not required to collect the contents of any non-mechanical container if the container and its contents weigh over 50 pounds. The contractor is not required to collect trash over 50 pounds, except for bulky waste.
How do I dispose of branches and brush?
The contractor is not required to pick up tree branches or logs greater than three inches in diameter or longer than four feet in length that are tied or secured with string or twine in bundles no larger that eighteen inches in diameter.
Where do I get a recycle or trash bin?
Contact GFL at 248-204-6750 to request new carts as a new customer or for the repair or replacement of damaged carts.
How do I get a compost sticker?
You can request one through GFL or stop in to the Building Department at City Hall and request one.
Can I dispose of garbage myself?
Home owners are required by city ordinance to use the contractor designated by the city contract and are not allowed to dispose of trash, recycling, or yard waste elsewhere. If home owners want to donate items to charity such as clothing or furniture, that is allowed.
Does the waste hauler pick up construction materials?
The contractor is required to pick up “small amounts of building debris resulting from repair or remodeling personally done by the home occupant”. Larger amounts or debris resulting from a contracted construction project is not allowed. In this case the home owner or contractor will need to order a large container from a licensed commercial hauler.
Where can I store my new construction materials until the work is completed?
As long as there is an active building permit and the work is progressing, there is no ordinance prohibition as to location on the property, only that it is neatly stacked.
How tall should weeds or grass be before submitting a complaint?
City ordinance requires property owners to destroy noxious weeds and grass that are over eight (8) inches high.