The City of Pleasant Ridge is known for its historic homes, tree-lined streets and active citizens who dedicate their time for the betterment of the community. Our long tradition of community pride is reflected in our beautiful parks along Woodward Avenue and our pristine neighborhoods. Many of the houses in Pleasant Ridge are part of a nationally-recognized historic district, and all the homes reflect the care and attention, which assures that Pleasant Ridge will remain a beautiful community for generations to come. A strong sense of community, dedication to historic preservation and ideal location makes Pleasant Ridge the perfect city for all ages, interests and lifestyles.

Main Street Construction Information

The City of Royal Oak is reconstructing Main Street north of 696 this summer. There will be traffic control measures implemented on Main Street south of 696 in Pleasant Ridge as part of that project. For more information on Royal Oak's reconstruction project, please refer to their website.

Code Enforcement Information

The City has retained a dedicated code enforcement officer for the first time in many years. In recent years, code enforcement has been reactive and complaint-driven in the City. The code enforcement officer is and will be doing proactive code enforcement in addition to responding to complaints. The code enforcement officer is identifying situations of non-compliance that exist throughout the City. The purpose of code enforcement is to ensure that properties in the City are maintained in a safe manner, and to ensure that all properties are maintained in a neat and orderly fashion.

The code enforcement officer is first focusing on life safety issues in the City. These primarily include porches and stairways that do not have the required handrails. Handrails are required on any porch and/or stairway that have four or more risers. The reason for this is to prevent injury or death from a fall. Once stairways exceed a certain height, this threat increases.

The City is aware that our historic character is important, and for that reason houses that have existing handrails will be allowed to keep them even if they do not meet current requirements for diameter or perimeter. The most important thing is that a handrail exists.

If you have received a notice from the code enforcement officer, please be aware that the sections referenced in his letter are to the Michigan Residential Building Code or the International Property Maintenance Code. Please note that the online codes that are linked above are the generic International Code Council codes which are the basis for the codes that the State of Michigan adopts. There may be small differences between the baseline ICC codes and the adopted Michigan codes. However, the linked online codes will generally be accurate for the purposes of finding out more information about the specific requirements of the Code.


Meetings, Agendas & Public Hearings




Meeting Agendas

City Commission, Second Tuesday of the month

Historical Commission,
First Wednesday of the month

 Planning Commission/DDA,
4th Monday of the Month

 Recreation Commission,
Last Wednesday of the Month



Information & News

Gainsboro Park Plan Info 

Garbage/Recycling Pickup Information

Equivalent Residential Unit (ERU) Study

ERU Overview Presentation

Zoning Ordinance

Zoning Map

Exterior Design Standards

Utility Bill Fact Sheet

2015-2016 City Budget

2016-2017 City Budget

Report Streetlight Outages Here

City Code of Ordinances



Programs & Special Events


2016 Community Center Classes Guide

2016 Summer Program Registration Form

2016 Swim Team Registration Packet 


Carbon Monoxide Safety

We were saddened by the recent loss of one of our residents to carbon monoxide poisoning due to malfunctioning heating equipment in the house. We urge all of our residents to review this Carbon Monoxide Safety Fact Sheet and to ensure that you have all of the recommended warning, detection, and preventative maintenance measures in place to keep you and your family safe to avoid any further tragedies of this type.  

 Phone Numbers for City Offices

Police: 248-541-2900 (available 24/7)

City Hall: 248-541-2901

Community Center: 248-541-2902