January - April
Registration Begins December 1
May - August
Registration Begins April 1
September - December
Registration Begins August 1
Residents and Non Residents
Residents are those people who reside in the cities of Rochester and Rochester Hills. As part of their property taxes they pay a small contribution to support RARA. Residents of surrounding areas such as Oakland and Washington Townships who go to Rochester Schools are not considered Residents; they pay school taxes but not RARA taxes. Non-residents can participate in RARA activities; there is a small non-resident fee.
Fees listed in the brochure or on the website are for the residents of Rochester and Rochester Hills. Non-residents add $20.00 per child and $28.00 per adult per activity. Special Events are exempt from the non-resident fee.
Forms of Payments
RARA accepts cash, checks, Amex, Visa, Master Card or Discover as forms of payment for all programs, unless stated during registration. Cash payments must be for the exact amount owed.
Participants requesting a refund must submit a refund request in writing at the RARA Offices, 500 E Second Street. Programs registered by cash or check will be charged a minimum $5.00 processing fee and a refund check will be mailed to the home of record. Programs registered for by credit card will be refunded only for the program fee as the convenience fee (2.5% or $1.95 minimum) is non-refundable. Refund amounts will be determined on an individual program basis and requestors will be notified if additional fees are assessed by the program supervisor.
RARA Board Meetings
The RARA Board is a policy making board comprised of 7 members. They provide input on leisure time activities, policies, budgetary concerns, and recreational needs of the communities. The board meets primarily on the second Wednesday of each month at 5:00pm at the RARA Offices. Citizens are welcome.