Community Development

Moore City Hall
301 N Broadway Ave
Moore, OK 73160
(405) 793-5053

The mission of the Community Development Department is to plan and guide the orderly growth and development of the City, to enforce compliance with applicable legislation in order to meet the quality of life, health, and safety needs of the community, and to deliver to its customers courteous, efficient, and competent services. The Community Development Department is made of the following separate but related divisions: Inspections, Planning, and Code Enforcement. Listed below is some helpful information pertaining to these divisions and their services.

2015 International Residential Code
2015 International Building Code
2015 International Mechanical Code
2015 International Plumbing Code
2015 International Fuel Gas Code
2014 National Electric Code
2015 International Fire Code
2015 NFPA Life Safety Code

All of the above codes are adopted as amended by the City of Moore and the Oklahoma Uniform Building Code Commission. Please refer to the Code of Ordinances for a complete list of all local amendments, or contact the Inspections Division.

The City of Moore is one of the fastest growing communities in the OKC metro area and welcomes quality commercial and residential development. The Inspections staff is committed to providing friendly and efficient service, offering same-day inspections if called in by 9:00am, and reviewing residential building permits in just 2-3 days! To make the process even easier, we have provided all applications on-line, so you can fill them out at your convenience.

Effective February first (2/1/2011) the City of Moore is requiring roofing contractors to be licensed to do work within the city limits. Applications will be taken at the Community Development Department located on the first floor of City Hall. 

An update has been made to the Sign Ordinance effective 2016:


In 2016-2017 the City held a series of public meetings to determine the future vision of the City of Moore and the Comprehensive Plan update was completed. The Envision Moore Plan 2040 was adopted by City Council on May 15, 2017. The update was funded through the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery program. To view the Envision Moore Plan 2040 click here.

An occupancy permit is required for any business (institutional, educational, retail, service, industrial, and storage) moving into any building or portion of building if any of the following conditions apply:

Planning is an essential service provided by the city to promote the health, safety, and welfare of our residents. Most people don't realize what the planning division does, but it touches every aspect of city-life...from the size of your lots to the location of streets. Following are the main functions of the planning division, however we are always working on special projects that are showcased on the Community Development homepage!