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.

HAC Meeting

Monday, October 15 at 7:00 PM

BZA Meeting

Wednesday, October 17 at 6:30 PM

HAC Meeting

Monday, November 19 at 7:00 PM

BZA Meeting

Wednesday, November 21 at 6:30 PM

Thanksgiving Day - Offices Closed

Thursday, November 22

Day After Thanksgiving - Offices Closed

Friday, November 23


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