Occupancy Permits

This information does not constitute legal advice.

All rental properties in Oxford are required to have an up-to-date permit. The permit shall be protected and displayed in a conspicuous place at all times and will state the maximum occupancy permitted as well as the name of the designated agent.

Oxford's Zoning Code limits occupancy of a rental dwelling unit to no more than four unrelated people.

There are a variety of exceptions to the "four person rule" depending, among other things, on the type of dwelling.

Before signing a lease for more than four people, call the Inspections Department at 524-5209 to verify the unit limit of the specific unit.

Every owner of a dwelling not residing on the premises shall appoint and designate an agent to act in his behalf. An individual may act as his or her own agent. The agent shall be a resident of Butler County, Ohio, or a resident of any township, in Ohio or Indiana, that adjoins Oxford Township, Butler County, Ohio. Make sure you know who your landlord's agent is; they are required to have one.