Community Development

  • When is a permit required?
  • How do I apply for a permit?
  • Approved rentals list
  • Rental permit application & inspections
  • Apply online from anywhere
  • Review historic permits (coming soon)
  • Zoning Code & Permits
  • Zoning Maps

Our mission

The Community Development Department facilitates growth and development in Oxford by following standards to maintain neighborhoods and to support various boards and commissions in their decision-making processes. The department oversees:

The Community Development Department also provides staff support to the following Boards and Commissions:

And we are a part of the following collaborative efforts:

Contact and connect

Visit 15 South College Avenue, Oxford, OH 45056.

Call 513-524-5204.

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Upcoming Meetings & Events

View a meeting or event for more information, including an agenda or minutes.

Also check out the Parks and Recreation Calendar and Enjoy Oxford Calendar.

Labor Day - Offices Closed

Monday, September 3

HAPC Meeting

Wednesday, September 5 at 6:00 PM

HAC Meeting

Monday, September 17 at 7:00 PM

BZA Meeting

Wednesday, September 19 at 6:30 PM

HAPC Meeting

Wednesday, October 3 at 6:00 PM

HAC Meeting

Monday, October 15 at 7:00 PM


August 2018 changes to Ohio Building Code Rules

Monday, August 6, 2018—Ground signs over six feet from the adjacent grade now require a building/electrical permits. At its meeting on July 13, the board adopted amendments (8.36 MB) to the... Read More

The City of Oxford Municipal Building moved to a new location

Monday, May 21, 2018—The City of Oxford, Ohio Municipal Building moved! On Monday, May 21, all non-Police offices previously located at 101 East High Street moved to 15 South College Avenue... Read More

City of Oxford launches Online Permitting Center

Friday, April 20, 2018—The Community Development Department announces the launch of the Online Permitting Center, a modern, easy-to-use service that will allow you to apply for permits online... Read More