Planning & Community Development

The Planning and Community Development Department seeks to improve quality of life and economic vitality in the City of West Carrollton by assisting elected and appointed officials in creating and pursuing a shared vision for future growth and in establishing and maintaining community standards for the built environment.

The department manages long-range planning activities such as the West Carrollton Sustainable Comprehensive Plan, and community development projects aimed at enhancing neighborhood property values. The department also processes new development applications, reviews permits, and enforces property maintenance codes.

Staff aims to ensure that development proposals adhere to City regulations and meet life safety standards, and that property is maintained according to community expectations, through the enforcement of the City’s Zoning Code, Building Code, Sign Code, Property Maintenance Code, and Flood Damage Prevention Code.

The Planning Department, including permitting and code enforcement can be reached at
[email protected] or (937) 859-5783.

Ohio Building Codes to be Revised in 2024

Effective March 1, 2024, Ohio building codes will be revised. There are significant changes to the commercial building code and minor changes to the residential code. Also, there will be significant changes to the electrical code that apply to both commercial and residential projects. This will not affect any projects under construction or applications in review before this date. If you are planning a new project, keep in mind that any projects submitted after March 1, 2024, will need to follow the new codes. Contractors and other professionals should be aware of these changes. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Planning & Community Development Department at (937) 859-5783 or visit our website

2024 Ohio Building Code Rules Effective March 1, 2024