City of Kettering PPD
Department: Planning & Development
Page Title: Residential Construction
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Planning & Development Department
Residential Construction
Residential construction projects are defined as projects such as: Interior remodeling, room additions, new homes, decks, porches, a new
garage, sheds (over 200 sq ft) and stairs. Residential projects require a $95.95 plan review fee which is payable at the time the application
is submitted.
Projects such as driveway extensions, sheds (under 200 sq ft), fences, and above-ground pools require a zoning permit. There is a $40.00
fee for zoning permits.
Note:
Per the State of Ohio, there is a 1% state fee added to the cost of Kettering and Oakwood residential structure, electric, plumbing and
heating permits. This fee does not apply to zoning permits.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------Codes
Kettering Zoning Code
Ohio Residential Code
Ohio Mechanical Code
Ohio Plumbing Code
National Electrical Code
2008 National Electrical Code Information Sheet
International Gas Code
International Energy Conservation Code
Kettering Fire Code
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------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.
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.
Will I need permits from any other city departments?
When a property owner is doing work on a curb area along the street, a driveway apron, or sidewalk in a public right-of-way, a permit
may be required for that work through the City's Engineering Department. Please visit our Engineering Department's page or contact
them by phone at 937-296-2436.
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New homes............
Additions...............
Detached garages............
Sheds...........................
Decks..........................
Basement remodel...
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Attic remodel.........
Patios...................
Interior remodel......
Ramps and stairs....
Structural changes..
Any new walls........
Demolition.............
Fire damage repair...
Fences..................
Swimming pools.......
Driveway extensions..
Application
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Application Information
Application Information
Application
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------Other common permits:
Water heaters..........
Furnace instructions..
Furnace data.........
Application Information
Application Information
Information
See Related Construction for mechanical, gas, electrical and plumbing permits.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------Application Submission Requirements – Drawings
Click here for the Residential Permit Application (PDF file - 36K)
Building permit drawings are often required for many projects, especially new homes, additions, sheds, garages and remodeling projects.
Homeowner-installed plumbing also requires a drawing. Listed below are submission requirements for various residential projects:
Residential Zoning (fences, sheds less than 200 sq ft, driveway expansion, above ground pools, etc.)
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Application
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Two (2) plot or site plans
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$40.00 Fee
Residential Building (less than 500 sq ft, including sheds greater than 200 sq ft in area)
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Application
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Two (2) site plans
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Two (2) complete sets of construction drawings
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$95.95 Plan Review Fee
Residential Building (more than 500 sq ft)
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Application
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Three (3) site plans
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Two (2) complete sets of construction drawings
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$95.95 Plan Review Fee
Residential Building
New single-family home
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Application
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Five (5) site plans
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Three (3) complete sets of construction drawings
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$95.95 Plan Review Fee
Homeowner Installed Plumbing/Gas Application
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One (1) isometric drawing
Many of the most common project types have sample drawings available to further demonstrate what is required (see the above list).
Permit applications for most projects should include the following:
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Cover sheet with an index of drawings
Site Plan (mimimum 2 copies) with:
- Dimensions, north arrow and scale
- House location (existing and proposed work)
- Rights-of-way
- Easements
- Drives
- Drainage
- Utilities
Floor plans of all floors & basement with:
- Room dimensions
- Room names
- Ceiling heights
- Stairs and ramps
- Windows
- Structural data
- Drawing scale
Elevations with material indications and floor-to-floor dimensions
Structural framing plans and details
Wall sections to show all materials and structure from foundation to roof
All drawings require the name, address and phone number of the person responsible for preparing the drawings.
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