City of Oil

Director of Code Administration: Yvonne Greene

Code Enforcement Assistant/Zoning: Travis Hartman

Code Enforcement Assistant: Jim Hibbard

Code Office Assistant: Mary Ann Weidle

The Department of Code Administration regulates the construction, demolition, and occupancy of all buildings and structures within the City of Oil City. We review, approve, and issue all permits required by code for the repair, alteration, or additions to all public and private buildings and structures, as well as, permits and plan review for new construction.

We also have established a Property Maintenance Program to protect the public health, safety, and welfare in both existing residential and nonresidential structures and on all existing premises. The main purpose is to reduce risks created by deteriorated or unsafe buildings and help us upgrade and maintain other existing structures. Inspections are performed throughout the City to make sure properties are in compliance with city codes. When violations are found enforcement action is taken. Enforcement action may include a yellow tag, verbally speaking with the resident, notice of violation letters and notices to appear in front of the District Magistrate. If you feel there is a property in non-compliance in your neighborhood, contact the office to report the violation. Our office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

Zoning Officer: Travis Hartman

The City's Zoning Ordinance was originally established in 1968 and most recently amended in 1996. The zoning regulations and districts set forth in the Ordinance are made in accordance with a comprehensive plan for the general welfare of the City and are intended to achieve, among others, the following purposes:

  • To support and encourage order and beauty in the development of Oil City's environment for the convenience and pleasure of present citizens and future residents through sound land development practices.

  • To encourage future land development to complement a harmonious and efficient pattern of future City growth.

  • To encourage innovation in residential development and renewals so that the demand for housing may be met by greater variety and type, design and layout of dwellings.

  • To preserve strategic properties suitable for industrial development for the establishment of diversified industry within the City.

  • To guide commercial development in such a way as to minimize adverse influence on adjacent streets and highways and to maintain and protect existing commercial uses.

  • To protect property values to insure a suitable, attractive and efficient community environment.

  • To encourage developers to incorporate adequate public facilities and open spaces in neighborhood design.

  • To protect the natural environment of Oil City from air, land and water pollution.

  • To provide for the provision of group homes in residential areas with spatial requirements that will achieve an integration into the neighborhood and promote a true "mainstream" philosophy.

These are made with reasonable consideration of, among other things, the existing character of the various areas within the City and their respective suitability for particular uses.

For questions regarding Zoning, contact the City's Zoning Officer, Rick Cook at (814)678-3016.