Process for Obtaining a Building Permit for Projects within a Design District
Note: It's recommended to apply for a Certificate of Approval or Certificate of Appropriateness before applying for a building permit, but both can be submitted concurrently.
Obtain a Certificate of Approval or Certificate of Appropriateness
Planning staff will inform you if your project can be Administratively reviewed by staff or must be reviewed by a Committee or Commission. The review process may take anywhere from a few weeks to months, depending on the information needed to complete the review, and meeting dates.
Once your project is approved, and after the mandatory 10-business day appeal period, the Planning Department will issue a Certificate of Approval or Certificate of Appropriateness. After the appeal period, you may obtain your building permit from the Development Services Department. Please bring a copy of your certificate to Development Services to obtain your permit.
If an application for a Certificate of Approval or Certificate of Appropriateness is denied by a staff or a Committee/Commission, you may revise and resubmit the application to the Planning Department. Procedures for appeal are described in Chapter 59 §59-3250 and 59-4250.10 of the Oklahoma City Municipal Code. For more information about the appeals process, please call (405) 297-2495.