City of Oxford

Building Services

Contact Information

Director Building, 
Planning & Zoning Department

Mike Roberts
(256) 831-9685
Fax:  (256) 835-6141
Email: mike.roberts@oxfordal.gov

Mailing Address

42 Public Works Drive
Oxford, AL 36203

Office Hours

8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday- Friday

Office Administrator

Kristi Durham
(256) 403-2898
Fax:  (256) 835-6141
Email:  kristi.durham@oxfordal.gov

Nuisance Abatement Enforcement

Joey Stay
(256) 831-9685
Fax:  (256) 835-6141
Email: joey.stay@oxfordal.gov

Building Code Enforcement

Chris Callahan
(256) 831-9685
Fax:  (256) 835-6141
Email:  chris.callahan@oxfordal.gov

Permit & Inspections Technician

Lexi Smith
(256) 831-9685
Fax:  (256) 835-6141
Email: lexi.smith@oxfordal.gov

Building Codes

 

2015 International Building Code
2015 International Plumbing Code
2015 International Mechanical Code
2015 International Property Maintenance Code
2015 International Fuel Gas Code
2015 International Fire Code
2014 National Electric Code
NFPA 101 ( 2015 Addition)
2015 International Existing Building Code

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To purchase a code book, contact the International Code Congress at (205) 591-1853 or 1-800-786-4452

The local address for ICC is 900 Montclair Rd., Birmingham, AL 35213 or you may contact them via internet at http://www.iccsafe.org/

If you have questions regarding interpretation or application of the codes, contact the Building Official for Oxford at (256) 831-9685

Permit Application

Please click on the link below to open or save the Permit Application.  When opening in Word you may need to enable editing in order to type or you may simply print a copy off and hand write the required information.

Demolition Application

Sign Permit Application

Commercial Sub-Contractor’s Form

For all Commercial jobs in the City of Oxford, you will need to fill out a Commercial Subcontractors list and return it to our office.  Please click the link to view and print the form.

Residential Sub-Contractor’s Form

For Residential jobs in the City of Oxford, you will need to fill out a residential subcontractors form.  Please click the link to print the form and return it to our office.

Fee Schedule

For the City of Oxford Building Department’s Fee Schedule, please see the links below.  Please note that there are two separate schedules:  one for Residential property and one for Commercial property.  If you question the permit fee amount, please contact the Oxford Building Department at 256-831-9685 and we will be glad to assist you in the correct permit fee amount.

**Please note that as of October 1, 2016 the Alabama Department of Finance requires that the City of Oxford collect an additional $1.00 on every $1,000.00 on Commercial properties.  For questions regarding the permit fee on Commercial properties please call the Oxford Building Department at 256-831-9685 and we will be glad to assist you.

Zoning

The Building Services Department issues all zoning letters along with any zoning information you might need for your property.

Please check and understand the zoning before purchasing or leasing property.  The zoning could affect the ability to proceed.  Please call with questions.  This is a free service.

You may view the zoning map on the City website or come in person to our offices located at 42 Public Works Drive.

Our phone number is 256-831-9685 or you can call 256-832-1551

For the zoning ordinance for the City of Oxford please see Municipal Code on the city’s website listed in Appendix A.

 

The link below will show you our zoning map and allow you to zoom in or out to get a closer look. This map was last updated August of 2020 and is our most current map.

 

The link below will show you the city limits (not the zoning). This map was last updated August of 2020.

 

On September 26, 2017, the Oxford City Council adopted a new Zoning Ordinance for the City of Oxford.  Please click the link below to view the new ordinance.

Proposed Pre-Zoning and Rezoning Application

If you are interested in rezoning your property or if you are interested in annexing your property into the City of Oxford please print the form below and return the completed form along with your property deed with legal description to the Building Services Department.

Board of Adjustments

The Board of Adjustments meets the first Monday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in the Building Services Conference Room at 42 Public Works Drive, Oxford, AL 36203.  Items discussed are requests for variances, special exemptions and anyone appealing the Code Officials ruling on any given subject.  This is an open meeting to the general public and anyone is welcome to attend to speak for or against any of the items on the agenda.  If you have any question, you may contact Mike Roberts at 256-831-9685, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The deadline to be placed on the Board of Adjustments agenda is 15 days before the meeting.

If you are interested in appealing the Zoning Ordinance to the Board of Adjustments please print the form below and return the completed from into the Building Services Department.

Planning Commission

The Oxford Planning Commission meets the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at Oxford City Hall in the Council Conference Room, 145 Hamric Drive East unless otherwised advised. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda for the meeting is posted on the bulletin board in the Building Services office at 42 Public Works Drive for public viewing Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  If you have any questions or would like an application for rezoning, information on submitting plat maps, or to be placed on the agenda please call  (256) 831-9685.

Items discussed are planning and zoning issues.  This is an open meeting to the general public and anyone is welcome to attend the meeting.  The deadline to be placed on the agenda is 15 days prior to the meeting.

Any subdivision plats must be turned in 30 days in advance for pre-application review.

Planning Board