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

New Lots Available for Development!

As of 4/16/15, the City of Kettering has recently made some shovel-ready residential lots available for sale. Download the entire sales packet below (20 MB PDF).

Sales Packet

(A reduced size Sales Packet is available for mobile users or those with slower connections)

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


Tom Robillard, Director
Planning and Development Department