The City of Kettering partners with Wright State University every two years to conduct a Kettering Resident Satisfaction Survey. Emails with a link to the online survey went out yesterday from Carol Murray, our partner at Wright State, to a randomly selected group of Kettering residents. If you received an email it is a valid survey and we appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback.
The Ohio Building Code and related codes are based on the International Codes. It is available for purchase from the International Code Council at http://www.iccsafe.org. Commercial projects (everything except one-, two- & three- family dwellings) are regulated by the following codes:
Kettering Zoning Code
Ohio Building Code
Ohio Mechanical Code
Ohio Plumbing Code
International Gas Code
International Energy Conservation Code
NFPA 70 – National Electrical Code
NFPA 13 – National Sprinkler Code
NFPA 72 – National Fire Alarm Code
Ohio Fire Code
If you are planning to begin construction of a new food service operation (restaurant), retail food establishment (grocery), or transient accommodation (motel), you must submit plans for the work to be completed to the Montgomery County Combined Health District. Plans are also required when planning any substantial alteration to any of the those types of facilities. Visit their web page at http://www.phdmc.org/environment/planreview or call their offices at 937-225-6150.
Who should make the application?
The owner or the owner’s authorized agent (i.e., contractor or architect).
Who can a permit be issued to?
To the property owner or his authorized agent. Both parties bear responsibility. Note: Sub-trades are regulated by the Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board and fire protection system installers are regulated by the Ohio Fire Marshal. Plumbers must also be registered by the City of Kettering.
When is a permit required?
When the owner/agent wants to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, change the occupancy of a building or structure, or portion thereof
When the owner/agent wants to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical gas, mechanical, plumbing system, other building service equipment, or piping system.
Can demolition or construction begin without a permit?
NO! Work that does not require a permit or emergency repairs may proceed. Work conducted without a required permit is subject to a Stop Work Order, Notice of Violation and Adjudication Order requiring removal of the work, double permit fees and/or other penalties prescribed by law.
The following work requires a permit:
Includes new, replacement or alteration of:
• mechanical systems
• mechanical equipment
• furnaces, condensers, boilers, roof-top units, combination units, etc., exhaust fans, hoods, make-up air units, wood stoves, fireplaces
• smoke detection, dampers, vent dampers on flue pipes, flue liners
• ductwork, distribution devices
• VAV boxes, reheat units
• alterations to existing systems
• minor ductwork extension
• portable tent HVAC regulated by the Ohio Mechanical Code
Includes new installation, replacement or alteration of any electrical system, equipment or component that is regulated by the National Electric Code such as:
• new electrical service, service changes
• wiring, replacement wiring, removals
• CT boxes, electrical panels, meters
• new fixtures, electrical boxes
• lighted signs
• hard-wired electrical smoke detectors
• hot tubs, permanent swimming pools
Includes new installation, replacement or alteration of
• water supply piping
• sanitary drain piping, traps
• vent piping
• valves, backflow prevention, other safety devices and fixtures regulated by the Ohio Plumbing Code — fixtures include water closets (toilets), urinals, sinks, dishwashers, water heaters, water softeners and filters
Includes, new, replacement or alteration of
• fuel gas systems
• storage, piping, meters, valves or other controls, safety devices, etc. regulated by the International Fuel Gas Code
Fire Permits (Fire Protection Systems)
Includes new installation, replacement or alteration of sprinkler systems, fire suppression systems, and fire alarm systems.
Where emergency repairs are required, work may proceed, but a permit application must be submitted within the next working business day.
Drawings are optional but recommended for large or complex projects. This information may be included on the floor plans.
Plumbing or Gas Permits:
• Plumbing & Gas Permit Application
• Drawings and riser diagrams are optional for contractors but may be required or recommended for large or complex projects
• Homeowner-installed systems always require riser diagrams indicating the size type, purpose and location of all piping
• Plumbing contractors must be registered with the city to be eligible to pull permits
Questions? Please call the Planning and Development office at 937-296-2441.
Commercial application submission requirements
For commercial projects, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Gas drawings must be submitted with the structural drawings. Fire Protection drawings must be submitted as a single consolidated pdf file. Additional cut sheets and calculations should be submitted as a separate file.
Mechanical or Electrical Permits:
• Electrical & Mechanical Permit Application
• Sealed drawings as outlined in the Building Permit Checklist
• Sealed drawings must be submitted and approved with the Structural Permit need not be resubmitted; note prior submittal on the application.
• Minor alterations not requiring technical analysis may not require sealed drawings.
Plumbing or Gas Permits:
• Plumbing & Gas Permit Application
• Sealed drawings as outlined in the Building Permit Checklist including load calculations and complete piping dimensions
• Minor alterations not requiring technical analysis may not require sealed drawings
• Plumbing contractors must register a master plumber and journeymen with the city each year
Fire Permits (Fire Protection Systems):
• Building/Structural Permit Application
• Sealed (design professional) or certified (fire protection certified designer) drawings including load calculations and complete piping dimensions.
• Sprinkler systems drawings must include occupancy and commodity hazard classifications and the sprinkler demand at the base of the riser.