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There are numerous structures that need permits in the township, but a quick list includes:
• Sheds or detached buildings larger than 10' x 10' (100 square feet) need a zoning certificate and must be six feet from any property line. If the building is 200 square feet or larger, a building permit from Montgomery County and concrete foundation are required in addition to a zoning certificate.
• All pools (including above ground pools higher than two feet) require both a certificate and a building permit. Distance from the property line varies with the zoning district. Fencing or cover requirements also exist.
• All building additions require both a certificate and a building permit. Distance from the property line varies with the zoning district. • All patio covers and carports are considered building additions and require both a certificate and a building permit.
• All decks with floors 24 inches or more from the ground are considered building additions and require a certificate. Call Montgomery Building Regulations at (937) 225-4622 for requirements for deck permits.
• All signage with a commercial message requires both a certificate and a building permit.
• All fences require only a certificate from the township. The Application for Zoning Certificate should be accompanied by two plot plans indicating where the fence is to be installed. Fences are limited to 42 inches in height between the house and front property line(s), six feet elsewhere. For assistance in locating underground utilities, call the Ohio Utilities Protection Service at 800-362-2764.
• Please contact Montgomery County Building Regulations Department (937)-225-4622 prior to any construction project for current building code requirements as the building code is not regulated by Miami Township and is also periodically revised.
Prohibited signs are as follows:• Pennants, streamers, and similar type devices• Signs which have spinning devices or strings of spinning devices or similar type devices• Signs which are not securely affixed to the ground or otherwise affixed in a permanent manner, except temporary signs to a permanent supporting structure• Projecting signs• All blinking, flashing, or intermittent lighting, except as hereinafter provided: revolving lights and strings of lights are prohibited, except those strings of lights used for decorative purposes during the Winter holiday season• Beacons and search lights, except for emergency purposes• Any existing sign which is not a legal non-conforming sign and which has not been previously authorized by either Miami Township or Montgomery County Zoning Authorities• Vehicles on which identification of a business, service, or other advertising is displayed, consistently parked or used on the premises in such a manner and for such duration that they constitute a sign• LED, electronic, and digital reader boards not used as part of an approved changeable copy-electronic display• Portable advertising signs which have supporting structures designed and manufactured for the purpose of being transported from one location to another• Roof signs• Balloons, including hot air balloons, except for one three-day display for every six-month period• Moving, revolving or rotating signs• Signs displaying off-premise commercial messages, except Advertising Signs as provided for under the code• Any sign not expressly permitted by these regulations
Please read the ordinance below:Home OccupationsMiami Township Zoning ResolutionArticle 2, Section 208.02
The following are the general rules to follow if you plan to operate a home business. Your home occupation must be in compliance with all of the following regulations. A home occupation shall be an occupation carried on only within a dwelling unit by members of the family residing therein and provided:• Said occupation does not require state or local inspection• There shall be no internal or external alteration of the structure, when such alteration would be necessitated by such occupation• The occupation shall not occupy more than 200 square feet of floor area within the dwelling unit• Said occupation shall not require the use of any accessory building or yard• No wholesale or retail trade is permitted on the premises• Physical inventories for wholesale or retail trade shall not be maintained• The occupation shall not generate any additional pedestrian or vehicular traffic other than that normal to a residential us• No commodities shall be sold on the premises• The only mechanical equipment installed or used is that which is normally used for domestic or household purposes• No identification of the home occupation shall be permitted on the premises
From Southbound Interstate Highway 75: Take exit 44 – Miamisburg-Centerville Road and turn left. Continue on Miamisburg-Centerville Road (State Route 725) to the intersection of Springboro Pike (State Route 741) and turn right. Continue on Springboro Pike to the intersection of Lyons Road and turn left. The department is located just past Menards on Lyons Road.
From Northbound I-75: Take exit 44 – Miamisburg-Centerville Road and turn right. (Then follow the directions listed above.)
From Southbound Interstate Highway 675: Take exit 2. Go through the first stop light and continue to Yankee Road. Turn left on Yankee and continue on Yankee to Lyons Road and turn right. The department will be about one mile down the road on the left.
An emergency is any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police department, fire department or emergency medical services. Examples include:
• A fire• A crime, especially if it is in progress• A car crash, especially if someone is injured• A medical emergency, such as someone who is unconscious, gasping for air or not breathing, experiencing an allergic reaction, having chest pain, having uncontrollable bleeding, or any other symptoms that require immediate medical attention.
If you are in need of non-emergency police or fire service, in other words an emergency does not exist and you don’t need an immediate police, fire, or EMS response, please call 937-225-4357.
• The location of the emergency, including the street address• The phone number you are calling from• The nature of the emergency
Details about the emergency, such as a physical description of a person who may have committed a crime, a description of any fire that may be burning, or a description of any injuries or symptoms being experienced by a person having a medical emergency
Remember, the call-taker’s questions are important to get the right kind of help to you quickly.
Be prepared to follow any instructions the call-taker gives you. Many 911 centers can tell you exactly what to do to help in an emergency until help arrives, such as providing step-by-step instructions to aid someone who is chocking or needs first aid or CPR.
Finally, do not hang up until the call-taker instructs you to hang up.
If you dial 911 by mistake, or if a child in your home dials 911 when no emergency exists, do not hang up—that could make 911 officials think that an emergency exists, and possibly send responders to your location. Instead, simply explain to the call-taker what happened.
For a police report please contact the Records Section is 937-433-2301.
A few hours before you leave for vacation, give our courteous dispatchers a call at 937-225-4357 and provide them with information about your house while you are away.
If possible, include the name of a person with emergency access to your house. As time permits, our diligent officers will check your house periodically while you are away.
Washington Township offers fingerprinting services can be viewed on the Washington Township fingerprint services information site.
For additional fingerprint service availability on the Montgomery County and Ohio website.
To obtain the card, come to the Records Section during regular business hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday - Friday with a copy of the car’s title, registration, and a valid picture ID.
In some instances, a release from the court will be required in order to allow Records Section personnel to be able to release a vehicle from the tow yard.
In 2012, the Trash Levy was voted down by residents and dedicated funding for leaf collection was eliminated. Modifications to the program were necessary to compensate for the levy failure.