City of Royal Oak, MI
Oakland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Commission of the City of Royal Oak 10-12-1987 by Ord. No. 87-14; amended in its entirety 4-14-1997 by Ord. No. 97-3. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Disorderly conduct — See Ch. 278.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 650.
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Skateboard Ordinance."
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
CIVIC CENTER AREA
That area bounded by and including Williams Street north from Third Street to Eleven Mile Road, east to Phillips Place, south to Third Street, and west to Williams Street.
DOWNTOWN BUSINESS AREA
That area bounded by and including Main Street north from Lincoln Avenue to Fifth Street, east to Troy Street, north to Eleven Mile Road, west to West Street, south to Lincoln Avenue, east to Main Street.
IN-LINE SKATES, ROLLER BLADES and ROLLER SKATES
A shoe with a set of wheels attached for skating over a flat surface.
PEDESTRIANS
Persons on foot.
SIDEWALK
That portion of a highway designed for or ordinarily used for pedestrian traffic.
SKATEBOARD
A single platform mounted on wheels, which is propelled solely by human power and which has no mechanism or other device with which to steer or to control the movement or direction of the platform.
[Amended 9-21-1998 by Ord. No. 98-9]
The operation of a skateboard is prohibited in the Downtown Business Area and the Civic Center Area. A person's skateboard may be impounded and held as evidence pending prosecution of an alleged offense.
A. 
The use of in-line skates, roller blades or roller skates is prohibited in the Civic Center Area.
B. 
The use of in-line skates, roller blades or roller skates is prohibited in municipal parking structures and parking decks.
A person violating this chapter is responsible for a civil infraction. The court in its discretion may impose the following sanctions:
A. 
For the first violation: a civil fine of not more than $50.
B. 
For a second or subsequent violation: a civil fine of not more than $100.