Community Residence

Community Residence for Persons with Disabilities

On February 19th, 2020, the Oakland Park City Commission adopted regulations to accommodate Community Residence for persons with disabilities. 

All Community Residence’s must register with the City by October 19, 2020 and obtain a permit that is valid for 365 Days. All Community Residence, Transitional Residence and Recovery Community’s must acquire all available (even if optional) certifications by a state credentialing agency applicable to the type of disability. Example: (FARR or Oxford House Charter)

View the Community Residence Guide

Community Residence Permit Application

Community Residences are defined as:

  • A Family Community Residence is a dwelling unit where four to ten people, live together for an indefinite time period in a family-like setting supported by staff and/or fellow residents.
  • A Transitional Community Residence is similar to a family community residence, but residents live there for shorter specified time periods as they recover from a disability and prepare to return to conventional housing. 

Recovery Community is defined as:

  • A Recovery Community consists of larger groups of people that collectively do not emulate a family-like setting, typically a multi-family building where all the units are inhabited solely by people in recovery with staff and/or peers supporting recovery. 

If you have questions regarding a “Reasonable Accommodation” please contact, the Planning and Zoning Division at 954-630-4350


The registration fee is: $250.00

The inspection fee is required for all new or renewal applications: $150.00

The renewal fee is: $ 100.00

For questions, please contact:

Business Regulatory Unit or The Planning and Zoning Division at: 954-630-4400

5399 N. Dixie Hwy. Suite #3

Oakland Park, Fl. 33334