New Residential

Your Construction Project May Require a Plat

In order to obtain a building permit you must have a plat if certain conditions apply. Does your project meet any of the following criteria?

  • Parcels of land (or contiguous parcels as represented on the last proceeding tax roll) will be divided into 5 or more lots or parcels, any one of which contains 2.5 acres or less, for the purpose of transfer of ownership or building development
  • A new public street is involved
  • One or more parcels of land shall be improved for residential, commercial, office, or industrial structures or groups of structures involving the division or allocation of land for the opening, widening, or extension of any street or streets (except internal private streets); the division or allocation of land as open spaces for common use by owners, occupiers or leaseholders, or as easements for the extension and maintenance of public utilities or facilities.

How to Obtain a Building Permit for Residential Construction Without an Approved Plat if Platting is Required

  1. Have a plat drawn for your lot.
  2. Submit a site plan and a preliminary plat to the City Building Inspector for review.
  3. The City Building Inspector will place your site plan and plat on the agenda for the next Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting for review.
  4. TAC will review preliminary plat and site plans and discuss any required changes, if needed. After TAC approval, the TAC committee will submit a written recommendation to the Planning and Zoning committee.
  5. After TAC approves the site plan and preliminary plat, contact the Tahlequah City Planner to be scheduled for the next available Planning and Zoning meeting for final plat approval. (You may email the City Planner, or call 918-456-0651, extension 2258.)
  6. Upon completion of any further action required by the Planning and Zoning board and final approval of the site plan and plat has been given, contact the City Planner to be scheduled for the next available City Council meeting.
  7. Upon approval of the site plan and plat by the City Council, obtain, complete, and submit a Building Permit application.

    There are 3 options for obtaining a form. You may print a form (PDF), submit an online application, or get a form from the Building Inspector's office at 111. S Cherokee Avenue.
  8. Submit the completed application, 2 sets of building plans, and a site plan to the City Building Inspector for review. Upon review, the Building Inspector can issue a building permit.

How to Obtain a Building Permit for Residential Construction With an Approved Plat or Without an Approved Plat if Platting is Not Required

  1. Obtain, complete, and submit a Building Permit Application. There are 3 options for obtaining a form. You may print a form (PDF), submit an online application, or get a form from the Building Inspector's office at 210 East Delaware Street.
  2.  Submit the completed application, 2 sets of building plans, and a site plan to the City Building Inspector for review. Upon review, the Building Inspector can issue a building permit.