Zoning Administration


Effective September 20, 2017, fees for zoning permits have changed per Ordinance No. 31585-17 passed by the Dayton City Commission on August 30, 2017. Fees for plan reviews did not change. Fees for permits for zoning certificates and occupancy certificates have increase. Additionally, fees have been added for temporary use zoning permits, for written zoning verification and related zoning reports, and for hearings before the Board of Zoning Appeals.


The City of Dayton's Zoning Administration function plays an important role in the physical development of the community. The primary goal of Zoning Administration is to ensure that Dayton is a safe and desirable place to live, work and invest. Zoning is a critical tool to protect citizens from inappropriate and incompatible land uses that might create a negative impact on surrounding properties.

Information on these web pages will help you understand and comply with City regulations affecting land use, development, and building remodeling activities.

We suggest before you undertake any commercial or residential project you contact the City of Dayton's Zoning Administration office for more information and advice.

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