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Inspection requests may be made by calling the 24 hour Inspection line at 918-376-1542.
Home occupations are permitted as accessory uses. A home occupation is an occupation, profession, or trade customarily carried on by occupants of a dwelling unit as a secondary use that is clearly incidental to the principal use of the dwelling unit for residential purposes. Home occupations are allowed as an accessory use, subject to the following provisions:
The following shall not be considered a home occupation:
For more information, please refer to the Owasso Zoning Code and contact the Planning staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 918-376-1540.
Carports are permitted by Special Exception, which requires approval from the Owasso Board of Adjustment. The Special Exception application can be found here. For additional information, please contact the Planning staff at email@example.com or at 918-376-1540.
If the shed is sitting on skids it does not need a permit but does need to stay off easements and have a minimum setback of ten feet from any side yard or rear lot lines. If the building will have a foundation, a building permit is required. For additional information, contact the Building Official at 918-376-1544 or the Community Development Administrative Assistant at 918-376-1540.
Yes, if the homeowner plans to do their own plumbing, electrical, or mechanical work, a permit and inspection will be required. For additional information, contact the Building Official at 918-376-1544 or the Community Development Administrative Assistant at 918-376-1540.
Yes, a building permit does need to be submitted along with plans on the project. For additional information, contact the Building Official at 918-376-1544 or the Community Development Administrative Assistant at 918-376-1540.
It cannot cover more than 20% of the area of the minimum required rear yard and total floor area cannot exceed 500 square feet.
Residential permits take 3 to 5 days and a commercial building permit takes 10 to 15 days. Applicants are notified when the permit is ready to be issued.
The City of Owasso does not issue licenses for contractors. All contractors are required to carry valid licenses that are issued by the State of Oklahoma.
Information can be found on the website of Oklahoma Department of Human Services.
An Occupancy Permit needs to be completed. The city planner, building inspector, and the fire marshal inspect the property and sign off on the permit. For additional information, contact the Building Official at 918-376-1544 or the Community Development Administrative Assistant at 918-376-1540.
You will need one set of house plans and a site plan along with the completed permit. The complete building permit application and accompanying materials needs to be delivered to City Hall (200 S Main). For additional information, contact the Building Official at 918-376-1544 or the Community Development Administrative Assistant at 918-376-1540.
You may bring up to 2 dogs per responsible party.
You can call Fire Administration at 918-272-5253, Monday - Friday, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. to schedule a fire station tour or visit by the firefighters. You can also fill out an online request by clicking here.
Call Fire Administration at 918-272-5253 or come by the administration office at Fire Station #1 (8901 N. Garnett Rd.) during normal business hours. You will need the date and location of the fire. The cost is $0.25 per page (most reports are less than 5 pages).
No. It is illegal to burn discarded material (refuse / trash) on your property. However, you may burn tree limbs / brush if it was generated from your property and you live outside the city limits. For more information refer to the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality website.
• The event must be open to the public, free of charge;
• The use, display, firing, ignition, lighting and discharge of the fireworks must be done in the presence of an authorized representative of the Fire Department; and
• The group(s) organizing the event and igniting the fireworks must indemnify and hold the city harmless for any damage caused by the event and provide an insurance policy, with the city named as an insured, covering and protecting the city from liability to the extent it is not immune by state law.
City Hall is open Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., except on designated holidays.
Owasso's sales tax is actually made up of three separate taxes: the state tax, the city tax, and the county tax. The state tax is 4.5%. The city tax is 4.05%. The Tulsa County sales tax is .367%, and the total Rogers County sales tax is .833. Most retail establishments for Owasso are in Tulsa County, with a total sales tax of 8.917%. Very few retail establishments are in the Rogers County area of the Owasso city limits. That area is east of N 145 E Ave, with a total sales tax of 9.383%
The Owasso Police Department has an active volunteer program. Click the following link to see details about employment as a police officer or reserve officer.
Yard waste has to be separated from regular trash from April - November. Yard waste bags can be purchased for a cost of $9 for 10 bags. Bags may be purchased at the utility billing window at City Hall or QuikTrip locations in Owasso. There is no charge for pickup of yard waste bags.
Yard waste poly-carts are available from April - November and cost $13.95 per month, which will be included with your monthly water bill. Contact Utility Billing at 918-376-1500 or complete yard waste order form.
We require a completed and signed contract for service, 2 forms of ID, and proof of ownership or valid lease agreement. A $75 deposit for residential customers that own their home and a $125 deposit for residents renting. For commercial customers, a $125 deposit is required. There is a non-refundable service initiation fee of $10 for all new or transferred service.
Contracts for service can be completed at the Utility Billing Department at City Hall or you can download the contracts:
All customers are required to appear in person for new or transferred service. For questions, please contact a Utility Billing Clerk at 918-376-1500.
You can pay by debit or credit card with no processing fees by calling 918-376-1520 or 918-376-1521.
You can mail your payment to:P.O. Box 180Owasso, OK 74055
You can pay in person by bringing your payment to our office at: 200 S MainOwasso, OK 74055We also have a drop box you can put your payment in located in the west parking lot.
You can also pay your bill online with our eGov payment system. Visit our eGov page to sign up for this service. Here you can create your own account, view your account history, and make payments monthly with a debit or credit card with no processing fees.
You can sign up for the City of Owasso's automatic payment withdrawal program. It is a free service through which your utility payment is automatically withdrawn from your checking account. Visit the Utility Department Page for more information.
For customers billed through the City of Owasso, contact the utility billing office 918-376-1500 for assistance. For customers billed through RWD #3 (Wash. & Rogers), please click here for the senior ambulance discount application.
Additionally, cooking fats, oil and grease are some of the most difficult substances to break down, which can slow down the treatment process. This prevents us from meeting our goal of making all public waters suitable for wildlife and public use, so please help us to help you by keeping cooking fats, oil and grease out of the collection system.