Building Commission


  • 3rd Tuesday of every month at 4:00 pm
  • City Hall
    6407 Avondale Drive
    Nichols Hills, OK 73116

See the schedule of regular meetings (PDF).

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

CommissionersTitleTerm BeganTerm Expires
Rusty CastonMemberSeptember 13, 2022October 8, 2025
Larry HerzelVice-ChairmanOctober 7, 2023October 13, 2026
John LippertMemberSeptember 13, 2022October 8, 2025
Jeff OakleyMemberSeptember 14, 2021October 8, 2024
Tori RainesChairmanSeptember 14, 2021October 8, 2024

The Building Commission consists of five members, each appointed for a term of three years. A Commissioner's residency in the City is not required. Commissioners are appointed by the City Council. At least two Commissioners are registered architects, landscape architects, urban planners, and/or engineers, each with a demonstrated knowledge in the field of architecture and/or real estate development.


Powers & Duties

  • Administer the building moving, demolition, design, and construction review process for all zoning districts.
  • Issue or refuse to issue Certificates of Approval for the moving, demolition, and construction of buildings on property located within all zoning districts.
  • Comment upon and provide recommendations on actions proposed to other City boards, committees, and commissions with respect to the effect of such actions upon the goals of the building moving, demolition, design, and construction review regulations, when asked to do so by such other bodies.

When certificates of approval are required; advance consultation with the city is encouraged.

  • Demolition of an existing building.
  • Construction of a new building.
  • Construction of a new dwelling
  • Construction of an addition to an existing main building (depending on size or location of addition)
  • Façade change requiring approval, pursuant to City Code Sec. 50-341(c).
  • Construction of an addition to a secondary building (allowed only in the Church, office, and retail business districts)
  • Moving an existing building

See City Code for all building commission requirements.

Building Commission Documents

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