The City of Kettering has temporarily closed indoor facilities to the public until April 30, 2020 due to COVID-19. Though in-person visits are not permitted at this time, Engineering staff is still working. Please contact us at 937-296-2436 or KetteringEngineering@ketteringoh.org.
Inspections can be called into the office by leaving a voice mail 24 hours in advance.
What is a Right-of-Way?
All public roads are located within an area that is referred to as public right-of-way. Within a typical public right-of-way, the following public facilities can be found: the driving surface, roadside shoulders and ditch, public utilities, sidewalks, and traffic signs to name a few. Public right-of-way width is generally located from the back of sidewalk on one side of the road to the back of sidewalk on the other side.
When Do I Need to Obtain a Right-of-Way Permit?
A Right-of-Way Construction Permit is required for any work to be accomplished in the public right-of-way (including, but not limited to, storm drainage, driveway installations, sidewalks, curbs and gutters, landscaping, irrigation installation, utility installations, tree removals or any other excavation or installation in the right-of-way).
How Do I Obtain a Right-of-Way Permit?
A permit may be obtained at the City of Kettering Engineering Department located in the Government Center at 3600 Shroyer Road. Offices are open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., weekdays, excluding holidays or you may apply online for a permit by going to Access Kettering.
Utility companies can visit our Utilities page for information.