Paint Creek Trail

Connecting the communities of Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland Township, Orion Township and the Village of Lake Orion in Oakland County, Michigan.





Paint Creek Trail Forms, Documents & Policies

Over the years, the Paint Creek Trailways Commission has developed guidelines and policies to streamline Trail usage and project requests. To make compliance easier, and answer questions you may have, please find forms, documents, and policies below. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact us:

Trail Bench Donation Policy
Temporary Use Permit Policy and Application
Rochester Municipal Park Guidelines
Geocaching Policy
Vandalism Reward Program
Commercial Advertising Use Policy
Intergovernmental Agreement (Operating Agreement)
Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices Policy (Americans with Disabilities Act)
Document Copy Policy (FOIA Requests)

Paint Creek Trail Policies & Documents

Recycled Plastic Bench

McDivitt Bench

Trail Bench Donation Policy (PDF) (15 KB)

New: As of October 2012, the bench donation program has been suspended, due to reaching bench capacity. Contact Trail Manager Kristen Myers to be added to a waiting list.


Temporary Use Permit Policy (PDF) (30 KB)

Labor Day Walkers

Rochester Kiwanis Pavilion

Kiwanis Pavilion

Rochester Municipal Park Guidelines (PDF) (85 KB)

Many people inquire about using the Rochester Municipal Park while holding their Trail event or fundraiser. The Park Guidelines provide the information you need to use the Park, or the Kiwanis Pavilion. For questions and available dates, please contact Rochester Parks Public Works Director Bill Bohlen at (248) 651-9061.

Geocaching Policy (PDF) (69 KB)

What is geocaching, you ask? It's a high tech scavenger hunt. As GPS units become more popular, new uses have emerged. If you would like to set a "cache" of goodies on the Trail, please fill out our Geocaching Policy and return it to the Trail office. For more information on geocaching, click on the MiGo Logo -->

Michigan Geocaching Organization

Michigan Geocaching

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Vandalism: Reward Program (PDF)
(14 KB)

To further their mission of a safe and friendly Trail, the Commission developed a reward program regarding any future vandalism or crime along the Trail. We offer rewards up to $1,000. Rewards are to be paid when the vandal/offender is convicted or pleads guilty in some form of court judgment.

Commercial Advertising Use Policy (PDF) (13 KB)

As with Temporary Use Permits, we occasionally receive requests to use the Trail for commercials or television shows. This document outlines our policy and fees involved.

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Intergovernmental Agreement (PDF) (113 KB)

The Paint Creek Trailways Commission was established through an Intergovernmental Agreement in 1981. The agreement is the basis of our operations, and breaks down rules of governance, finance, etc. regarding the Paint Creek Trail. This document has been used by Trail groups across the State of Michigan as a template for their own trail developments.

Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices Policy
(PDF) (13KB)

On March 15, 2011, the Department of Justice revised rules regarding "Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices" (OPDMD) to be used by individuals with mobility disabilities.  Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title II, the new rule applies to lands owned by the Paint Creek Trailways Commission and any other trails on public lands open to pedestrian use.  This policy does not apply to wheelchairs, because they are NOT an OPDMD and are allowed to be used anywhere, with no exceptions.The Paint Creek Trailways Commission reviewed and assessed Paint Creek Trailways Commission property to determine permissible or non-permissible OPDMD uses.  Based on the assessment, the Paint Creek Trailways Commission has approved the OPDMD policy referenced above.


Document Copy Policy (FOIA Requests) (PDF) (185 KB)

Occasionally, the Trailways Commission receives requests for hard copies of documents for legal purposes. Our policy outlines the cost involved.

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