Building Services

Building Department issues all permits and inspections on all commercial and residential construction within the city limits. We provide all zoning information. The Planning Board Agenda can be viewed or a request to get on the agenda can be made through our office. 

The office is located in Oxford at 42 Public Works Drive.  

Our mailing address is 42 Public Works Drive, Oxford, Alabama 36203.  

Building permits may be purchased in person or over the phone with a debit or credit card.

Business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.


The Building Department of the City of Oxford would like our citizens and builders to know that building permits can be purchased over the phone with a credit/debit card.  Permit applications can be emailed to the Building Department with payment over the phone.  All inspections should be called in when they are ready.

All questions regarding zoning, signage and building can be answered over the phone or by email.  All signs have to be approved by submitting the designs by email before a permit can be issued.  If you have any questions regarding this please contact Mike Roberts at 256-831-9685.  Below are links available to assist you in permitting and zoning:

Permit Application 

Zoning Ordinance

Board of Adjustments application

Proposed Pre-Zoning and Rezoning Application

If you are interested in opening a business in an existing building, you will need an inspection prior to obtaining a business license.  Below is the link to the business inspection form that will need to be filled out and returned to the Building Department.

Business CO


Mike Roberts          

Joey Stay                

Chris Callahan        

Kristi Durham          

Lexi Smith               

City of Oxford Code Enforcement Complaint

Complainant properties should be free of any code violations especially if the violation property being reported is immediately adjacent to your own.  If you are unsure if you have any violations on your property; contact Code Enforcement for a free site inspection. Some violations depending on the complexity of the issues involved may take weeks to several years to complete. Please Note:  Your testimony may be required in court to successfully prosecute the violator.  All complaint forms submitted are public information.  Your contact information may be shared with the public including the owners/residents against which a complaint is filed, if such a request for information is made to the City. The complainant certifies that he/she has personal knowledge of the facts stated in this Complaint.

Our purpose is not only to safeguard life, health, and property, and to promote the public welfare, but also through dialogue and enforcement to make Oxford a better place to reside and to locate your business.


Please note we have moved.

Building Department is located at 42 Public Works Drive.