City of Kettering


The City of Kettering has enacted a Stormwater Management Ordinance in order comply with state and federal regulations and to manage stormwater in a responsible and sustainable manner. The City of Kettering is the permitting authority for all land disturbing activities and requires the land owner to maintain all on-site stormwater control facilities and all open space areas (e.g. parks or “green” areas) required by the approved stormwater control plan. The City of Kettering will only provide construction permits to projects that establish a plan to manage stormwater runoff occurring during the construction process. The City of Kettering, under the NPDES program, also has the authority to inspect properties for noncompliance and can issue a notice of violation (NOV) for any deficiency or infraction onsite. Property owners are responsible for the maintenance of any stormwater facilities or practices located on the property. The City of Kettering has the authority to inspect stormwater facilities and practices in order to ascertain that they properly maintained and functioning.

Ordinance Excerpts

Structural Control Permits

Permit Required

On and after the effective date of this Chapter, no structural control shall be constructed, maintained, repaired, altered, or removed without a valid structural control permit. No structural control shall discharge into the City storm sewer system without a structural control permit. Temporary structural controls which are authorized to be removed prior to completion of construction or expiration of the land-disturbance permit are exempt.

Inspection Required

A minimum of every six months, the owner of land containing any structural or non-structural control shall inspect all structural and non-structural controls to ensure the controls are functional and shall remove any debris or pollutants. If any structural or non-structural controls are not functioning properly, then the owner shall cause the non-functioning control to be repaired. The City Engineer may inspect structural and non-structural controls to ensure compliance with this Chapter.

Permit Expiration

Structural control permits shall expire two (2) years after the date of issuance.

Permit Application

Application for a structural control permit shall be made on a form prescribed by the City Engineer. The applicant shall aver under oath that before making application, the applicant inspected the structural control identified in the application and that the structural control is in compliance with this Chapter. Applications shall be accompanied by a fee in an amount set by the City Manager. Prior to granting an application, the City Engineer may inspect the structural control to verify compliance with this Chapter. No permit shall be granted without a complete application. No permit shall be granted for any control not in compliance with this Chapter. No permit shall be granted for any control which does not reduce the discharge of pollutants to the maximum extent practicable.  No permit shall be issued to any person owing money to the City of Kettering.

Control Maintenance

All structural controls shall be kept free of debris and pollutants. All structural controls shall be maintained in a safe and fully functional condition.