Before you apply


Application and submission requirements

  • Download, print, complete and submit the Application for Building, Zoning, and Related Permits (v 3.3 January 2, 2018).
  • Applicants must provide six sets of building plans, and they must be signed by a design professional.
  • If your project also includes a new or replacement sign, you must also include a Sign Permit Application.
  • If you are demolishing a structure, see our demolition page.
  • Drop off or send application(s) and building plans to the Community Development Department, 101 East High Street, Oxford, OH, 45056.


Review process

  • If all building code standards are met and no revisions are required, the review process typically takes two to three weeks.


  • The Building and Zoning Permit Application lists all relevant fees.
  • Fees will be determined during the review process and you will pay at issuance.
  • We do not accept up-front payments.

Permit issuance

Payment & pickup

  • Someone from the Community Development Department will contact you when the permit is approved and ready for pickup and will give you the total fees due.
  • We accept cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover.



  • Occupancy cannot take place until the project is completed and the Certificate of Occupancy and Certificate of Code Compliance are issued.