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A building permit gives you legal right to start construction of a project in accordance with approved drawings and specifications.
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The best way to find out if you need a permit is to contact the Permit Technician at 405-390-2999. Discuss your plans with them before you begin work. If a permit is not needed, the building inspector can answer your construction questions and may provide valuable advice. For more information, contact the Building Safety office at 405-281-6850 or email the Building Inspector.
An application will need to be filled out and paid for before a permit can be issued. Please contact the Permit Technician at 405-390-2999 or by email.
Permits are usually required for:
Your permit allows the building safety inspector to protect the public by reducing the potential hazards of unsafe construction and ensuring public health, safety and welfare. By following code guidelines, your project will meet minimum standards of safety and will be less likely to cause injury to you, family, friends, future occupants, and the public.
Your home or business is an investment. If your construction project does not comply with the codes adopted by the federal, state, or city, the value of your investment could be reduced. Property insurers may not cover work done without permits and inspections.
Learn about the permit process on our Permits page.
A Certificate of Occupancy requires inspections from various departments, depending on the nature of the occupant. Inspections will be scheduled and handled by the proper departments. Once inspections are completed and the occupant is compliant with the current code, then a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) will be issued. Learn more by calling our office at 405-281-6850.