It's no accident that Miamisburg has evolved into such a dynamic suburban community. Strategic, forward-thinking initiatives by City officials during the past two decades have resulted in significant growth and economic development activity, positioning Miamisburg as an ideal destination for the 21st century.
The Development Department is responsible for the following major functions within the City:
- Economic Development
- Planning & Zoning
- Building Permitting and Inspection
- Property Code Enforcement
The economic development effort is focused primarily on the retention, expansion of existing companies and the attraction of new companies to the community with the overarching goal of creating jobs. The day-to-day objective is to assist existing and prospective businesses to grow and be successful in Miamisburg through outreach and coordinating with Montgomery County via the BusinessFIRST! Program. Staffing of the activities in this area is the responsibility of the Director, with support from the City Planner.
Planning is important function to the office as well as to the overall organization and community. The function of planning is the responsibility of the City Planner who brings to the organization education and experience in the area of city and community planning. There are many functions of the office with reference to planning which include:
- Zoning Administration
- Subdivision Development
- Planning Commission and BZA Administration
- Comprehensive Plan - administration and updating
- Initiation and recommendation of general planning policy of the city.
- Coordination with other agencies and jurisdictions to ensure cooperation in resolving local and regional problems
The building inspection function is responsible for construction inspection and issuance of all permits (with the exception of plumbing permits) pertaining to building improvements and construction activity including:
- Building Permits
- Sign Permits
- Electric Permits
- Heating Permits
- Gas Piping
- Fence Permits
- Zoning Certificates
In addition, it is also responsible for housing inspection and the enforcement of the property maintenance code throughout the City. This is a key function as it insures that existing structures are clean, safe, and sound for our residents. Property maintenance code enforcement has a positive effect on property values within the community as this function seeks to improve the quality of building stock within City neighborhoods.