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Guide to Neighborhood Living
Homeowners in Rochester Hills have the responsibility to comply with local ordinances and your Homeowner's Association regulations. The key to keeping our community beautiful is the commitment, cooperation, and team work between you, your neighbor, your Homeowner's Association, and the ordinance inspector responsible for your area. 

The Building Department ordinance staff is responsible for monitoring your neighborhood for compliance with local ordinances. Ordinance inspectors routinely patrol our neighborhoods and address any violations found in accordance with our code compliance process (outlined in this guide). Your Homeowner's Association is responsible for enforcing the association regulations adopted in your neighborhood.

It is our hope that through education and awareness, homeowners will do their part to be good neighbors by voluntarily complying with local ordinances and their Homeowner's Association regulations. We encourage you to read through these ordinances, talk to your neighbors, attend your association meetings, and work with the ordinance inspector responsible for your area.

As you look through this guide, you will also find information on safe drinking water, water quality protection, and tree regulations.

The City of Rochester Hills staff is committed to working with you. We hope you find this guide a helpful tool and resource as we all work together to keep Rochester Hills a beautiful place to live, work, and raise a family.

If you have any questions please contact the Building Department by email at or by phone at 248.656.4615.

The Rochester Hills Guide to Neighborhood Living makes reference to Municode at the end of each ordinance section. The following is a step-by-step guide to accessing the website:

1. Type in www.municode.com into a search window.
2. At the top of the page click on the red "LIBRARY" button.
3. Click on the "M" button and then click on "Michigan".
4. Click on the "R" button and then click on "Rochester Hills".
5. You can either navigate through the menu on the left-hand side of the screen, or type in exactly what you are looking for in the search box at the top of the page. 



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