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The first step is to obtain a Storm Shelter Permit (PDF) prior to installing the Storm Shelter. Storm shelter permits need to be filed at City Hall. There is no fee for storm shelter permits.
After the installation is complete, please call the Planning and Development Department at 405-390-2999 and they will let the Fire Department know. The Fire Department will come and GPS the location of your shelter in order to ensure that in the event of excessive tornado damage, they will be able to find the location of your shelter.
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The Choctaw Fire Department issues Burn Permits. Please contact them at 405-390-8300, 7 days a week.
With the new contract with Waste Connections, holidays that fall on a week day will offset trash service by one day. So, if your trash pick up day is Tuesday, they will pick up on Wednesday. The only holidays that affect trash pick up are New Years, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
If your trash was not picked up on a scheduled trash day, please contact Waste Connections directly to report the missed pickup, at 405-745-2942.
For more information please visit our Utilities page.
Permits are required for many installation and building projects within city limits, including but not limited to:
Work performed without a permit can incur a fine and double the permit fee. Inspections cannot be performed on work that does not have a Permit on file.
If in doubt, please call 405-390-2999 and speak to our Planning and Development Department. You can also view the applications for permits.
If you are considering operating a home based business, please contact our Planning and Development Department at 405-390-2999 to ensure that your area is properly zoned for the type of business you plan to operate. In order to operate a business from your home, you will need to obtain a Home Occupancy Permit (PDF) from City Hall, and if you plan to post a sign outside your home, you will need a Sign Permit (PDF) as well. Home Occupancy permits must be renewed annually.
Please contact the Planning and Development department at 405-390-2999 with any further questions.
All City licenses expire on June 30th. You will need to renew your license with the City of Choctaw prior to July 1st in order to continue to conduct business in the City limits. Please visit our Permits and License Page to download applications and get information on the requirements to obtain licenses.
Issues with stray or nuisance animals can be reported to the Animal Control officer at 405-769-3821.
Code Enforcement complaints can be reported to the Code Compliance Officer at 405-281-6869.
Grass and weeds cannot be more than 12 inches high or Code Compliance can cite you for abatement. To report high grass and weeds, please contact Code Compliance at 405-281-6869.
Cox Cable handles their own customer support calls. Please direct your customer service issues to the Cox Cable webpage or call them directly at 405-600-8282. For support regarding channel changes, please visit the Cox Channel Lineup Changes page.
As of May 2019, City Ordinance 712, Section 1, Section 9-607 states the following:
We recommend you check this FAQ annually in case the Ordinance is changed or a burn ban alters the restrictions.