Before you apply


Application and submission requirements

  • Download, print, complete and submit the Application for Building, Zoning, and Related Permits (version 3.4 January 10, 2019).
  • Applicants must provide six sets of building plans no larger than 24”x36”, and in most cases, they must be signed by a design professional licensed in Ohio.
  • If your project also includes a new or replacement sign, you must include a Sign Permit Application in addition to the Application for Building, Zoning, and Related Permits from above.
  • 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.


Review process

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


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.