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Storm Shelter Building Permit

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Business Licensing

Building Permits

Please submit residential building applications electronically

Residential Submittal requirements.

 Electronic residential submittal

  • (405) 297-2525
  •  Fax: (405) 297-2178

All other permits

  • (405) 297-2948
  • Fax: (405) 552-6024

Storm Shelter Permit

In Oklahoma City a building permit is required to install an above or below ground storm shelter.


  • In-Ground or Slope-Top Shelter - $53.50
  • Above Ground Safe Room - $70.50

How to get a storm shelter permit

Step 1

The following information is needed to get a permit. 
**Contact your contractor for these documents.

Step 2

Bring required documents to our office.

  • Submit through email at:  Your request will be reviewed in 10-15 business days.
  • You can also send your permit request by fax to (405) 297-2178. We will contact you for payment by credit card.

Step 3

Once you have paid for your permit and the shelter has been installed and inspected, you may register it with the City online or by calling the Action Center at (405) 297-2535. You may also request that your shelter be automatically registered on the building permit application in the remarks section of the form.

If you have questions or need assistance call (405) 297-2525.

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