Rental Permits & Housing
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.
You can search for a rental certificate and floor plan on BS&A Online.
Contact us if a residential rental property is not listed or if you trouble finding it.
- 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 are allowed and do not require a permit.
Rental Permits and Applications
- Administrative Assistant Becky Kolb, (513) 524-5209