General Street Cleaning
Maintaining a clean appearance in Kettering is important to us!
Keeping the roadways free of illegal signs, deceased animals
and large debris are an integral part of street cleaning.
Thoroughfares are checked frequently and the Street Department
also accepts citizen requests.
When a deceased animal, which is a pet, is retrieved; breed, color
and location of pick-up are recorded. This information is kept on file
for approx. (30) days. If a collar with identity tags is present,
Animal Control will be notified at (937) 296-3266.
Private or commercial signs cannot be placed in the City
right-of-way (ROW). The ROW is the area of land between
the road edge and the sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk present,
contact the Engineering Department to determine ROW width.
The Street Department is responsible
for the daily maintenance of 242+ miles
of road! Clean streets and gutters not
only give the City an overall clean
appearance, but reduce traffic accidents and air pollution caused by fine dust particles or debris on the roadway.
Cleaning streets and gutters also prevents blockage of storm drainage. Debris in the storm drains lead to costly repairs, cleaning, and often times flooding. Rain and cold temperatures may restrict street sweeping operations.