What is the difference between a Business Improvement District and a Business Merchant Association?Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) are public/private partnerships in which multiple property owners pay a special assessment for the common maintenance, development and promotion of their commercial district. A Business Merchant Association is a corporation that provides stewardship and promotion for a designated area through programs and events. Membership is voluntary and open to a variety of stakeholders.
There is a new development near me. Can you tell me what it is?
You may search for building permits by address online through the Citizen’s Portal, or contact the Development Center of the Development Services Department at (405) 297-3835.
How do I get approval to demolish a building?
If the building is in a special design district (Historic Preservation, Bricktown, Downtown, Urban Design, etc.), demolition requires a Certificate of Approval / Appropriateness . If the building is not within a special zoning district, you may directly apply for a demolition permit from the Development Center in the Development Services Department.
My address is incorrectly listed with the U.S. Post Office. Who do I call?
For this and similar issues, contact the Development Services Department, Subdivision & Zoning office at (405) 297-2623 and choose option 1.
How do I serve on a board or commission?The Planning Department supports several of the City’s committees and commissions. The Mayor appoints volunteer members throughout the year whenever a vacancy needs to be filled. You can submit an application any time, and it will be retained until Dec. 31 of the current year. Apply here.