Occupancy Limits

A rental permit is issued by the City of Oxford to every approved rental house in Oxford. This permit states the occupancy limit for the unit indicating the number of people that are legally allowed to reside in that unit. Please note: the occupancy limit and the number of bedrooms may not be the same. Some units are permitted for shared bedrooms.

Most permits allow for a maximum permitted occupancy of four unrelated individuals. You can check the occupancy limit of every approved rental unit at Rental Permits and Occupancy (City of Oxford site).

It is against the law to have more people residing in a unit than the permit allows for, so while searching make sure each location you look at has a permit for at least the number of people in your group. The landlord should tell you the occupancy limit for any unit you consider. Ask to see the permit on your visit. It should be posted somewhere in the unit.