The Dayton Development Services staff is responsible for citywide planning, building inspection and code enforcement including implementing and enforcement of subdivision and other development regulations, building codes, signage and abatement code violations.
Our mission is to offer the citizens of Dayton a safe and appealing environment in which to live, work and play through carefully planned, high-quality, well-constructed, and well-maintained residential and commercial buildings within the City.
This is accomplished through careful review and input of proposed development and permit applications, checking for compliance with all ordinances and local codes; and finally through inspection of all construction work done in the City of Dayton. We also provide staff support to the City's Planning Commission.
The City's Development Guide gives guidance for commercial projects while the Residential Permit Procedure is a guide for residential construction.
Dayton’s Comprehensive Plan reflects the work of just over a year-long planning and citizen involvement process resulting in the City’s first ever Comprehensive Plan. The plan’s findings and strategies focus on the physical and economic aspects of Dayton’s growth and development over a 20-year planning horizon. One goal of the Comprehensive Plan is to develop a unified vision, guiding principles, and “big picture” strategies that provide overarching guidance for current and future decision-makers. The implementation section helps to ground these recommendations in reality by prioritizing short-, mid-, and long-term strategies - with an emphasis on near-term “catalysts” that activate desired change.