Rental Permits & Housing

Rental Permit

The same permit application process applies to all dwelling units, no matter the time duration category as listed below. A single dwelling unit may be operated for both long-term leases and short-term stays, so long as the unit remains compliant with all applicable standards. Inspections are required every 2 years to check for property maintenance compliance. 

Duration of Lease/Stay

  • Less than 30 consecutive days: A dwelling unit rented to guests for less than 30 consecutive days at a time is considered Transient Guest Lodging. These types of stays are restricted to occur only in single-family, two-family, and three-family dwellings, and up to no more than 90 total days per structure per year. A valid Rental Permit is required in order to operate transient guest lodging out of a dwelling unit.
  • 30 consecutive days or greater: A dwelling unit rented to a tenant for a term of 30 consecutive days or greater is considered a long-term (regular) rental. A valid Rental Permit is required in order to operate. Any existing dwelling unit is eligible for application to become a long-term rental.

Approved Rentals

You can search for a rental certificate and floor plan on BS&A Online.

BS&A Online rental certificate and floor plan screenshot.

Contact us if a residential rental property is not listed or if you trouble finding it.

Property Maintenance

  • The Property Maintenance Code protects the health, safety and general welfare of the residents of Oxford, and applies to all buildings and properties in Oxford.
  • If you have a property maintenance violation and are unable to resolve them with your agent, use the Property and Building Code Upkeep form to make a request for an inspector to visit the property.

House Signs

House signs are allowed and do not require a permit.

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Rental Permits and Applications