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FAQ Topic: Property & Housing

When can I start work?

You may begin work immediately after the permit is issued and fees are paid. Emergency repair/replacement (i.e., water heater, furnace) can proceed as long as the application is submitted immediately.

How and when do I pay for a permit?

The fees are outlined in the Fee Schedule. Some permits may require an up front plan review fee with the balance due when the permit is issued. You may pay by cash, check, Visa or MasterCard.

How long does it take to receive a permit?

Our goal is to have all reviews complete within two weeks. Simple permits that do not require drawings review are usually issued within a few days.  If changes or additional information is required the process may take longer.

What is a permit?

A permit is a license allowing you or a contractor to perform work on your house or building. It is issued to the owner or the owner’s agent, such as the contractor, sub-contractor or other person responsible for the work being done, and it identifies the required inspections. Permitting requirements are governed by City ordinances, … Continued

What do I do if I have an argument or issue with my neighbor?

Neighbor disputes are a civil matter.  If the matter cannot be handled civilly between the two parties you have the right to hire a mediator or an attorney at your cost.  If at any time you feel you are being physically threatened by another person please call the Kettering Police Department.

How do I find my property lines?

The Planning & Development Department can give you a copy of your lot dimensions. To determine the exact location of property lines a property survey would need to be conducted at the property owner’s expense.

Does the City have any homeowner assistance programs?

The City of Kettering offers an outstanding Housing Rehabilitation Program.  This program provides low-interest loans to income eligible homeowners to make needed repairs to their Kettering home. This program also provides deferred loans for qualified elderly and disabled. Our Community Development Department manages these programs.

Does the City have any first time home owner programs?

Down Payment Assistance is available to first time home buyers of properties in Kettering who meet the program eligibility requirements. Applicants for the Kettering Down Payment Assistance Program must have a certificate of completion of an 8-hour HUD approved Home Buyer Course. The Home Ownership Center of Greater Dayton is the partner agency with the … Continued

What is the zoning code?

The City of Kettering Zoning Code is an official set of rules and requirements for properties in Kettering.  The purpose of the Zoning Code is to set standards for the location, appearance and permitted use of both commercial and residential properties.

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