Planning & Development

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

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

Click below for list of Current Development going on within the City of Kettering.

Meijer Facade Improvements / Summer 2015 – Meijer Exterior Design

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.

Click to View Zoning Code

Zoning Map (6mb PDF)
Building and Zoning



Planning Staff is responsible for creating and implementing mid and long range planning studies for the City of Kettering.
Northern Far Hills Cooridor – On November 11, 2013 a Neighborhood Meeting was held to discuss the Northern Far Hills Corridor.  This meeting addressed issues regarding parking for businesses and residents in the Northern Far Hills Business Corridor area.

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 online or call the 24-hour Property Maintenance Hotline at 937-296-3286.

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