Three Unrelated Persons Ordinance
Over the past couple of years, complaints about over-occupancy in single family dwellings have risen steadily. As you may know, the City of Norman zoning ordinances limit single family dwellings to residents that are family members, either by blood, marriage or adoption, or not more than three unrelated persons living together and sharing the common areas like the kitchen and living areas. This includes apartments, condominiums, and town homes. This restriction has been part of the zoning ordinance since 1954 and over the years, the City has explored various avenues of enforcement to protect City residents from the issues that arise when multiple unrelated persons live in single family homes. Complaints generally revolve around traffic, noise, and parking.