Zoning inspectors make the final inspections on building permits to ensure zoning compliance and participate in enhanced enforcement efforts in neighborhood areas including weekend front-yard parking enforcement, and enforcement of signs placed illegally in the City right-of-way.
If I see a possible violation how do I report a complaint?
Zoning Inspection works on a complaint basis, when you see an activity that you think is a violation you should contact the Action Center at 405 297-2535 or online and report the problem.
The Action Center will send you a notice explaining the results of the inspector's visit.
What are the most common complaints?
More than half of zoning violations involve front yard parking. The rest are divided among zoning complaints, sign violations, building fences or setting up signs without permits, and various other violations.
Dilapidated buildings, along with tall weeds, junk cars and various other 'eyesore' violations are handled by the Code Enforcement Division of Development Services.
All zoning and neighborhood complaints should be made to the Action Center at 405 297-2535.
How many inspections does the Zoning Inspection Division do annually?
This Division conducts approximately 25,000 on-site inspections a year. This number includes all visits by an inspector that are needed to resolve a complaint as well as all inspections related to building permit review.
What are the penalties for a zoning violation?
Zoning violations are considered a class "b" misdemeanor. Convictions could include up to a $1200 fine and possible jail time.