Technical and Planning

The Department of Technical and Planning Services is comprised of three divisions: Building Division, Code Enforcement Division and Engineering Division. The overall focus of this Department's jurisdiction is to maintain the character, appearance and physical standards of the community of Oak Park. The Department publishes many brochures available on the city website to assist residents and business owners in understanding and complying with the City Ordinances.

Sealed proposals for 2016 Program Year Yard Services Contract will be received by the Oak Park City Clerk at the City Hall, 14000 Oak Park Blvd., Oak Park, MI 48237, until 2:00 P.M. local time, Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at which time and place they will be publicly opened and read aloud.   
The project consists of a total of $29,839.34 in 2016 Program Year Funding:  ‚ Lawn Mowing – Summer of 2017 ‚ Snow Removal – Winter of 2017 / 2018 ‚ Yard Clean Up – Summer / Fall of 2017 
The contractor understands that the term of this contract is for twenty-four (24) months or when the 2016 program years funding has been expended, whichever comes first.   The City shall have the right to not extend this contract for any reason or for no reason at all.  The dates for completing the above mentioned work, as set forth in the contract, must be adhered to by the contractor, and any additional work will be scheduled by mutual agreement between the parties. 
The Bidding Documents will be ready on and after Wednesday, May 3, 2017, and may be examined and obtained at the following locations during regular business hours: 
The offices of:  Technical and Planning Department – 14300 Oak Park Blvd.    City of Oak Park Website – 
Contact Jeff Wren at (248) 691-7450 with specific questions about this bid. 
The City of Oak Park, Michigan reserves the right to reject any and all bids in its sole discretion, in whole or in part, for any reason or for no reason at all.  Any informalities or irregularities in bids may be waived by the City of Oak Park for any reason, or for no reason at all, in the sole discretion of the City.  Bids may not be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days after the actual date of opening thereof. 
Address all bids to the CITY CLERK, in a sealed envelope which clearly states: 
PROPOSAL FOR: 2016 PROGRAM YEAR YARD SERVICES CONTRACT, M-669 14000 Oak Park Boulevard, Oak Park, Michigan 48237 
The City of Oak Park does not discriminate in its employment or any other programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, color, age, height, weight, marital status, national origin, religion or disability.  We provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with a disability if requested.  Download Spec Book Here.

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The Building Division is responsible for reviewing construction drawings to ensure code compliance, issuing residential and commercial permits, and performing related inspections. These are necessary steps designed to protect the health, safety and welfare of Oak Park residents and business owners. The Division, which is comprised of several inspectors, performs a wide variety of inspections on a daily basis. These inspections include new business license inspections, rental housing inspections and new construction plumbing, mechanical, electrical and building inspections. To learn more, visit Building Division.

Code000062251584dt100x80Code Enforcement Division
The Code Enforcement Division is responsible for the investigation of alleged City Ordinance and City Code violations related to City parking lots, signs, nuisances, offensive conditions, blight, garbage and rubbish containment, weeds, rodent control, dog pound, animal control, and certain types of parking offenses.  To learn more, visit Code Enforcement Division.

Engrg000059235796100x80Engineering Division
The Engineering Division is responsible for matters relating to the construction of all physical properties of the City’s infrastructure. This includes the planning, design, and construction management of the City’s streets, water mains, and sewers. The Division also oversees any construction in the right-of-way, along with major land improvements. The Division regularly designs, bids, and administers such projects as sidewalk replacement, water main replacement, sewer cleaning and televising, sewer replacement and repairs, concrete repairs from water main and sewer breaks, joint and crack sealing street maintenance, and street construction. To learn more, visit Engineering Division.


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