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175 E. 2nd Street, 4th Floor | Tulsa, OK 74103 | (918) 596-9456 | Directory
Permit Center Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Self Certification Program

On December 19, 2018, the Tulsa City Council passed an Ordinance initiated by Mayor Bynum to provide for submittal of building permit applications that have been certified by a licensed design professional (architect, landscape architect or engineer) to be building code compliant. This self-certification program which is intended to help developers utilize their resources efficiently, enables developers to exercise a greater amount of control to manage their development project through one or more pre-requisite approval steps. When the building permit application is finally submitted for the project, the self-certification statement of code-compliance will enable City staff to issue the building permit within the same day, given a reasonable time to process the application and payment of required fees.

 A manual to guide the applicant through the self-certification process is provided. Applicants are advised that all the forms must be properly completed, and the information requested must be provided. The manual will be updated as needed. Current copies of the Ordinance, Manual and Application Packet are available.

New online self-service portal makes developing in Tulsa simple.

We have many options to ensure your needs are met. We know your time is important, and there is never enough of it. Through new technology, our customers submitting new permit applications may now avoid lines and access our front door online.

For new permits:


Log in today to our Self Service portal to create a new account, submit, track and pay online.

Curious to see how the new system works? Check out our series of tutorials, or listen to a testimonial from Nikki Bouchard of Mullin Plumbing on how intuitive the system is to use.

Important Information Regarding Applying for Trade Permits in Customer Self Service (CSS):

For permits and projects initiated prior to April 30, 2018:

Open applications and active projects initiated prior to April 30 have been transferred to our new system and issued new permit numbers, please call (918) 596-9656 to schedule inspections.

Using our queuing system for Permit Center service

The Permit Center uses a queuing system to determine the order in which customers are served. Our new system allows you to place yourself in queue remotely. You may avoid a wait by texting our Center to place yourself in line, or you may use the self-service kiosk in our lobby on the 4th floor of City Hall, where you can sign in to request to meet with staff or for a later date and time.

A Little Extra Customer Care
If you want additional help, our Development Services liaison Keri Fothergill,, is ready to help you navigate the development permit process and assist you in troubleshooting a project.

Presentations: If you are part of a professional organization that has members who frequently use our system, we invite you to give us a call and request a presentation at one of your meetings. Contact our Development Services customer liaison, Keri Fothergill at to inquire.

Important Notice:

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Quick Links:

Using the Permit Center Queuing System
Pre-submittal and pre-construction meeting Information

Forms, Applications, Booklets:

Infrastructure Development applications and forms
Permit Center applications and forms
Procedure booklets
Trade licensing applications and Stationary Engineer requirements and testing information

Codes, Fees:

Current Codes, Ordinances and Standards
Full fee listing for permits, plans review and inspections

Contacts, News:

Department contacts
Announcements and news

Development Services Division Assessment - 2016

Brownfield Program

The Tulsa Brownfield Program was established in 1990 with a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency for the assessment of potential brownfield properties. The program includes a local Revolving Loan Fund to support brownfield clean up activities on private property. A brochure on the Brownfield Program Revolving Loan Fund is available for additional information and guidance.