April 6, 2021
Effective Wednesday, April 7, 2021 Ferndale City Hall will be closed to the public. City Hall will remain closed through the end of April. The decision to close was made in response to the widespread increase of COVID-19 infection rates in our area, as a precautionary measure to keep Ferndale's community members and staff safe.
COVID cases have been spiking in metro Detroit and Oakland County, with numbers steadily climbing since mid-March. Oakland County now has the third-highest infection rate since the virus began last spring, with approximately 500-1,000+ new cases per day. Given this information, and out of an abundance of precaution for the Ferndale community, City leadership believes it prudent to do what is necessary to help slow the spread.
Staff will continue to work as usual and all City Hall services will remain available to the community digitally.
Payments, billing requests, and other utility services are available online at our digital payment and transaction page. Keep in mind that payments can be accepted via the drop-box at the front of the building. (Please do not send cash through the drop-box; checks and money orders only.)
The Kulick Community Center remains closed to the public.
Emergency response and patrol staffing remain the same as usual.
DPW will continue to perform essential services to ensure the functionality and safety of Ferndale's water, streets, sewers, and other critical infrastructure. Nonessential project-based work and maintenance may be suspended to preserve workforce. Please remember that our Public Works staff are dealing with the same health and safety precautions as everyone else; please be patient if services are a bit slower than usual.
SMART Bus Service will continue to operate for essential services only; please contact our Parks & Recreation director at 248-914-2701 with questions.
While some flexibility is being provided in light of current conditions, permits and licenses are still required for all applicable activities and enforcement is occurring for violations, particularly those related to life and building safety.
The most effective way to stop the spread and protect yourself from COVID-19 is by getting vaccinated. All Michigan residents over the age of 16 are currently eligible to receive vaccines, which are being distributed by Oakland County, local pharmacies and retail establishments, regional health centers, and two large-scale delivery sites in Detroit and Pontiac. For more information about vaccines and how you can obtain one, visit our COVID-19 Vaccines page.