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Eligibility Requirements
 
The City Of Oklahoma City
  • To be eligible, the safe room must be installed at primary residences and must be installed on property owned by the applicant.
  • Apartment complexes, duplexes, and other multi-family residences are not eligible for this rebate, as they are considered businesses. This safe room rebate program is for single-family homes only.
  • If you own two or more homes, you may only register for a safe room rebate for your primary residence.
  • Community or neighborhood safe rooms are not eligible for this rebate.
  • If you live in a mobile home, you must own both the mobile home itself and the land it is located on to be eligible for the rebate.
  • If you live in a rented house you are not eligible for this rebate. Only single-family residential homeowners are eligible to receive the rebate for their primary residence.
  • If you have already installed a safe room, or are having it installed now, that safe room is not eligible for this rebate. Previously installed safe rooms are not eligible.
  • Retrofitting or repairing an existing storm shelter to meet FEMA specifications does not qualify. However, you may be eligible for a new safe room.
  • If your home is in a floodplain or special flood hazard area, you are not eligible for this rebate.
  • If your home is on historic property, or in a historic district you are not eligible for the rebate.
  • If your home was destroyed in a tornado and you plan to rebuild your home in a different location than your previous home you are eligible for this rebate, as long as you are building within the city limits of Oklahoma City and it is your primary residence.
  • If your home was destroyed in a tornado within the City of Oklahoma City and you are rebuilding your home outside the city limits of the City of Oklahoma City or out of state you are not eligible for this rebate. The safe room must be built within the jurisdictional boundaries of the City of Oklahoma City.
  • You may not build or install the safe room yourself.
  • You can only receive one rebate. This program will not affect your ability to apply for county or state residential safe room rebate programs. If a program is being offered in your county or by the state, you may apply for that rebate program also, as that will give you an additional opportunity to receive a rebate. However, we will compare our list of selected applicants to the county and/or state list of selected applicants. If your name and/or address appear on one of these other lists, you will not be eligible for a rebate through the City’s safe room rebate program.
  • If you have previously installed or have scheduled to install a safe room before you receive a Notice to Proceed letter from The City of Oklahoma City, you are not eligible for this rebate.