As with any remodel, it can be daunting to contemplate all the steps that need to be taken when renovating your bathroom. Choosing what materials you want to use, what style you want to convey and which professionals you want to hire are just a few of the choices you may consider. 

A less considered, but equally important, questions is: Does my city require any permits for a an interior remodel? Every city has different rules and regulations, but if you live in the City of Tulsa, we have the answers you are looking for. 

Tulsa Permits: 

If there are no considerable changes to an existing structure, you will not need a permit. However, if you are planning on rerouting any type of existing lines, a permit is required. Inspections are needed if you add new plumbing or electric, so you will need to contact the city if those changes are being made. 

Although not a requirement of the State of Oklahoma, the City of Tulsa requires all work (that isn’t limited to small cosmetic changes) to be conducted by licensed professionals. This ensures the safety of each home and that all important remodels and repairs are done correctly. 

The Tulsa county building permit form can be found here

Permits for interior remodels (according to the city residential building permit process) can be found here 

Additional questions for city permits may be answered here

Other aspects to think about: 

There are many different elements that go in to a bathroom remodel. Choosing the materials you want to use can be difficult — and the long list of options can be especially overwhelming! 

Parts of your bathroom that you may need to choose materials for include: 

  • Shower wall tile 
  • Decorative shower tile 
  • Shower floor tile 
  • Shower door 
  • Crown molding 
  • Floor tile 
  • Baseboards 
  • Countertops 
  • Sinks 
  • Faucets 
  • Toilet 
  • Vanity 
  • Bathroom hardware (toilet paper holder, grab bar, towel racks, etc.) 
  • Light fixtures 
  • Outlet and switch covers 
  • Paint or wallpaper 
  • Shelving 
  • Windows 
  • Bathroom doors

Whether it’s making small cosmetic changes, or a complete overhaul, now is the time to
start planning your bathroom remodel and make that dream a reality! 

Want to know more about remodeling your bathroom? Read our Complete Guide to Remodeling Your Bathroom here!