FAQ Topic: Permits & Properties

What do the colored flags mean in my yard?

The American Public Works Association recommended color code is used to mark the location of underground facilities, temporary survey markings, and site of intended excavation.  When utility company representatives mark a location, they use colored flags and/or paint to identify the type of underground service.  Ohio Universal Marking Standards

Can you find my underground utility lines before I start digging?

You must call 811 prior to beginning your project! Before you start digging, there are a few facts you should check to ensure all of your outdoor projects go smoothly and safely. Calling before you dig is important not only for safety reasons, but also because IT’S THE LAW!  By law, homeowners should contact O.U.P.S. … Continued

Does the city have a drop box?

Yes, there are two drop boxes available for residents to submit payments, forms, employment applications, and other documents to the city. There is a drop box located just inside the city building’s front door, which is open 24 hours a day, and drops directly into the city administration offices. Don’t want to get out of … Continued

Do I need a permit for a temporary yard sign?

Temporary yard signs in a residential district do not require a permit. Temporary signs of any nature in a business district may require a permit. Contact the Planning & Zoning Manager for more information.

Can I have a temporary yard sign in a residential district?

Yes, temporary lawn signs may be placed in your yard per the parameters below: no commercial advertising; individual signs must be smaller than 6 square feet in area, and shorter than 4 feet in height; combined total surface area of temporary signs cannot exceed 12 square feet in area; signs must be in good condition. … Continued

How many tenants can I have in my rental property?

Section 409 of the Oakwood Zoning Code regulates residential group rentals, and prohibits more than two unrelated individuals who do not constitute a Family (as defined by the Oakwood Zoning Code) from living together in a single family dwelling unit.

How much does a housing inspection cost?

All pre-sale and rental housing inspections are $70.00 and payment must accompany the inspection application, or use our Online Bill Pay with additional $1.95 fee.

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