Royal Oak City Clerk's office relocating

Royal Oak City Clerk's office relocating so teams can repair water damage

The Royal Oak City Clerk's office will be closed on Monday as it prepares to relocate to the cop’s structure following a burst heating pipe on Mar. 8 that caused significant water damage to 3 floors at City Hall.

The clerk's personnel will move into the former traffic bureau space, which lies directly west of the main desk at the authorities building at 221 E. Third. The relocation is expected to last for 6 weeks or more as restoration crews work to repair the water damage, which was caused when a connection to a heating system in the city attorney's office suite on the 2nd floor failed.

Water leaked through the floor into the clerk's office situated underneath it. Royal Oak's City Hall, which was built in 1952, is heated by a boiler system.

Personnel requests the public's patience as it works toward providing all of clerk's services once again, that includes handling elections, providing birth and death certifications, issuing solicitation licenses, supplying pet dog licenses, bike licenses and keeping official city records.

The staff of the Royal Oak City Attorney's office is likewise briefly displaced, moving to different areas within City Hall and the 44th District Court. A print shop situated in the basement of City Hall has actually been closed since the flooding occurrence. It is expected to resume its operations as early as next week.