"A neighbor is a person who can get to your house in less than a minute and takes two hours to go back home."

Neighbor Interaction

Homeowners Association or Neighborhood Network?

A homeowners association (HOA) is a formal legal entity created to maintain common areas and enforce private deed restrictions and covenants.
  • Membership is mandatory for all property owners within the boundaries of the association.
  • Members are required to pay established maintenance and carrying fees.
  • Homeowners associations have the legal authority to enact and enforce maintenance and design standards above and beyond those required by City ordinance.
  • Homeowners associations are corporations with formal bylaws and a governing board.
A neighborhood network (NN) is a voluntary association of homeowners, renters, and property owners where there is no formal homeowners association.
  • Participation is on a voluntary basis for residents living within the neighborhood area.
  • There are no required fees or dues to be paid.
  • Neighborhood networks do not have any legal authority to enforce covenants.

Why Start a Neighborhood Network?

  • To build community pride and ownership among residents 
  • To offer an organized method to meet and get to know your neighbors
  • To provide a structured plan to promote, preserve, and improve the quality of life in your neighborhood and community
  • To identify and resolve neighborhood issues in an organized manner
  • To partner with city staff to make a positive impact in your neighborhood

Benefits to Strengthening Owasso’s Neighborhoods

  • Build neighborhood networks: Get to know your neighbors
  • Increase citizen participation and take ownership in your community: Get involved
  • Improve quality of life in neighborhoods and community: Make a difference
  • Improve physical condition / appearance of properties in neighborhoods
  • Improve Public Safety: Work with Police, Fire and Emergency Personnel


Neighborhood registration is designed to cultivate communication between neighborhood groups and the City of Owasso. OSNI educates residents on the benefits of forming/maintaining a neighborhood organization and to provide support to neighborhood groups that are working to make their neighborhoods stronger and safer. 

Benefits of Neighborhood Registration

  • Assistance in organizing your neighborhood
  • Eligibility for all OSNI neighborhood programs
  • Coordination of neighborhood meetings
  • Presentations to neighborhood groups by various City staff
  • Receive email notifications on services and programs that will benefit your neighborhood 
 Registration Form

Neighborhoods Registered With Owasso's Strong Neighborhood Initiative

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