Planning & Development

Welcome to the Planning and Development Department!  We are a diverse department committed to “Making Kettering the Community of Choice!”

New “Access Kettering” Launched!

The Access Kettering tool is now available and offers online access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  No more waiting for our offices to open to do business with the City.  You can now apply and pay for a residential or commercial permit, and report a property maintenance concern in your neighborhood – all online at your convenience.

Access Kettering icon Online Permits and Inspections

Need help navigating Access Kettering? Review our step-by-step guides for assistance.

Access Kettering: Building Permit Guide

Access Kettering: Engineering Permits Guide

Access Kettering: Property Maintenance Guide

Access Kettering: Report a Concern

New Videos

Check out our new short videos on how we are making Kettering more accessible with the help of local businesses, how you can make your home more accessible, and on how to keep your home looking great! A major key in making Kettering the community of choice to Live, Work, & Play.

Current Developments

Currently being revised to give you the best information.

Zoning Administration

The Zoning Administrator is responsible for ensuring new development is built and existing development stays in conformance with the Kettering Zoning Code. The Zoning Administrator is also responsible for providing staff support to the Kettering Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals.

Codes, Studies & Reference Materials


Planning Staff is responsible for creating and implementing mid and long range planning studies for the City of Kettering.
Codes, Studies & Reference Materials

Construction Permits and Building Safety

The building safety staff is responsible for permitting and the enforcement of all building codes during construction.

Building and Zoning

Property Maintenance Code Enforcement

Keeping property maintained is essential to the long-term health and value of Kettering neighborhoods and businesses. Our Property Maintenance Inspectors work with home and business owners to ensure our neighborhoods maintain their value. You can file a complaint on Access Kettering.

Access Kettering icon Online Permits and Inspections

Property Maintenance and Code Enforcement
Property Maintenance Code

Community Development

The Community Development staff administers programs to assist Kettering families with home improvements and improving neighborhoods. These programs are primarily funded through the Community Development Block Grant program. You can find more information about these programs on our “Housing Opportunities” page.
If you would like to know more about any of these programs please do not hesitate to call our offices at

City of Kettering Community Needs Survey


Tom Robillard, Director
Planning and Development Department

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