Important City Service Update: Our annual leaf collection service was due to be complete last week, but has been extended through December 21 due to late leaf fall resulting in high volume and impact of ice storm debris.  Thank you for your patience.

We are in our final round of leaf & ice storm debris collection and crews are currently working in District 9. We will then proceed in numerical order to Districts 10, 11 then Districts 1, 2 & 3.  Districts 4 - 8 are done for the year, we will not be coming back through before spring.

Residents can visit this page to easily find their leaf district.

If we complete collection in your district and you still need to dispose of leaves you may either place them in your Waste Management toter for collection on your normal pick up day or you can take leaves to our Yard Debris Center on Woodman Center Drive through December 22nd. Yard Debris Center hours are Monday through Friday 3-8 PM and Saturday 9 AM – 3 PM.

Building & Zoning

One-stop Shopping  

Kettering’s Planning and Development Department provides “one-stop shopping” for all building- and zoning-related projects. Before starting your design, we recommend you first start with a review of the zoning rules for your project then review the detailed building code requirements. Unless the Planning Commission or Board of Zoning Appeals is required, all construction projects automatically undergo simultaneous building and zoning review and only require a single application with the appropriate design documents.
Additional permits, usually secured by subcontractors, may also be required for items such as signage, mechanical, gas, electrical, plumbing or fire protection systems.

BuildingWhich Projects Require a Permit?

 Do I Need a Permit?

How Do I Apply for a Permit?

You can apply for a construction or zoning permit anytime online using our 24/7 Access Kettering tool or you may apply in person at the Planning and Development Department.

For detailed information about your project go to:
Residential Construction
Commercial Construction
Related Construction
Permit Forms and Fees
City of Oakwood Residents
The City of Kettering serves as the building department for the City of Oakwood. All residential and commercial permit applications for interior remodeling, additions and new buildings are processed through the City of Oakwood. Minor permits for plumbing, electrical, mechanical and fire protection systems may be applied for directly at City of Kettering Department of Planning and Development. Please note that any project affecting the exterior of a property (i.e., air conditioning condenser units) requires prior approval by the City of Oakwood. For more information, go to or City of Oakwood, 30 Park Avenue, Dayton, OH 45419, Ph: 937-297-2920.
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