Commercial

Before you apply

Apply

Online

Visit the Online Permitting Center » (limited permits as of April 20, 2018)

In-Person

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, 15 South College Avenue, Oxford, OH, 45056.

Resubmittals or Revisions

You must provide a cover letter or memo when submitting resubmittals or revisions and it should explain what has changed. If you do not provide this information we may dispose of the plans after seven days.

Codes

Review process

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

Fees

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.

Inspections

Occupancy

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