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Our zoning department conducts routine tours of our township to inspect potential problem properties. Nuisance issues can arise due to a variety of causes and keeping track of these properties are a priority. The zoning department appreciates the help our neighbors offer to point out any nuisance property we may have missed. If you wish to make notification of a property please call the office (937) 433-3426 and provide the address with your point of concern. All calls remain anonymous and will be handled as the law permits. If you wish follow-up contact on the status, please advise.
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
You are able to use your property for agriculture if you live in an "A" Agricultural District or on a parcel larger than 5 acres. In certain cases, properties smaller than 5 acres are able to be used for agriculture. Please contact a Community Development staff member for more information.
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
OhioCheckbook.com is a first-of-its-kind government transparency website that shows taxpayers exactly how their tax money is being spent. This initiative sets a new national standard for transparency in state and local government.
In March 2015, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) released their annual “Following the Money 2015” report and Treasurer Josh Mandel earned Ohio the number one transparency ranking in the country for providing online access to government spending data. Ohio was prominently featured in the report after climbing from 46th to 1st in spending transparency because of Treasurer Mandel’s release of OhioCheckbook.com. Ohio received a perfect score of 100 points – the highest score in the history of the U.S. PIRG transparency rankings.
In April 2016, U.S. PIRG released their “Following the Money 2016” report and Treasurer Mandel once again earned Ohio the number one transparency ranking in the country for the second consecutive year.
Call the Miami Township Finance Department at (937) 433-9969, the Ohio Treasurer's office at 1-800-228-1102 or click here.
Treasurer Mandel believes that Ohioans have the right to know how their tax dollars are being spent. He’s spearheading this effort to empower citizens to hold politicians and bureaucrats accountable for government spending. By shining sunlight on state spending and decisions made deep in the bureaucracy, the online checkbook enables taxpayers to help root out waste, fraud and abuse.
If you find something interesting that you want to share or inquire more about, you can click the "Share" button while viewing any table or graph to share on your Facebook or Twitter accounts or to send an email. Each transaction also has contact information for the corresponding agency that made the expenditure should you want to request additional information directly from that agency.
State spending data comes from the Ohio Administrative Knowledge System (OAKS), which is the state’s accounting system. Local government and school data is provided by participating local governments and schools.
State spending posted on OhioCheckbook.com is current through December 31 of Fiscal Year 2018 (December 31, 2017). State spending is updated monthly.
There are more than 6 billion records and 173 million transactions totaling $644 billion of state spending in the online checkbook.
In Fiscal Year 2015, State Accounting reorganized expense codes and their descriptions for state spending by eliminating and consolidating hundreds of expense codes ("Expense Codes" are the most detailed spending descriptions on OhioCheckbook.com, "Expense Categories" and "Expenses Types" remain unchanged). As a result, the 888 “Expense Codes” displayed on OhioCheckbook.com for FY2014 data have been reduced to 433 “Expense Codes” for FY2015 data.
Some expense codes remained unchanged (for example the expense code for “Fuel”). Some expense codes were lumped together to create a new expense code (for example FY2014 expense codes for “Motor Vehicle & Other Insurance”, “Aircraft Insurance”, and “Watercraft Insurance” are now all classified as simply “Vehicle Insurance” in FY2015.)
Yes. Several agencies utilize state credit cards for some purchases and those purchases are included in the online checkbook.
Some expenditure data may be considered private, confidential, or protected under state or federal law. Information appearing to be private, confidential, or protected by law may not be displayed. For such expenditures, you may contact the agency for more information, but please be advised that the Agency may be prohibited from releasing additional information.
Expense Types that may not include vendor name include Patient Compensation - PPS, Counseling & Day Report Services - PPS, Habilitation Services - PPS, Witness Fees - PPS, Major Prize Payments up to $5,000, Major Prize Payments in Lump Sum, Major Prize Installments by Lottery Commission, Drugs, Sexual Assault Kits - Hospitals, Income Tax Refund - Interest, State Assistance Subsidy, Volunteer Firefighters Dependents, Volunteer Firefighters Disabled, Rendered Judgments & Settlements, Compensatory Damages, Negotiated Grievance Settlement, Indemnification Payments, Medical Reparations, Reparations (Non-Reportable), Reparations for Services, Attorney Fees Awarded, Accrued Interest on Judgments, Liability Payments & Settlements, Tax Refunds, Refunds other than Tax.
An "Agency Journal" is either the sum of all payroll expenses for a pay period or an Agency correcting accounting chart fields that do not affect a particular vendor.
You can narrow your spending search by selecting the type of expense being made. Select from the Expense Category (the broadest spending description), followed by Expense Type, and then Expense Code (the most specific spending description). For example, Category: Equipment >> Type: Construction Equipment >> Code: Bulldozers.
The Compare tool allows you to compare spending of other agencies, other expense categories or certain expenses over a period of time. Be sure to click on the "Year-to-Year" button on any graph to see historical spending dating back to FY2008.
When viewing Compare results, the "$" button displays expenditure data in dollars spent. For example, the Department of Transportation spent approximately $37 million on motor vehicles in FY2014.
The "%" button displays the selected expenditures as a percentage of total expenditures made for an entire fiscal year. For example, the Department of Transportation spent approximately 1.19% of all its FY2014 expenditures on motor vehicles.
The "Vs. Average" button is the average state expenditures of the selected Compare items for an entire fiscal year. For example, in FY2014 the average state agency spent $399,189 or 0.093% of its total spending on motor vehicles.
A Voucher ID number is an agency-specific eight-digit number that records an authorized transaction with a vendor. There may be multiple transactions (vouchers) grouped into a single vendor payment (check). In these instances, such information is provided to you when you are looking at the check image of a single transaction on the online checkbook.
For some searches, the number of results may be too large to display in full. In those instances, the online checkbook will display a random sample of 1,000 expenditures for viewing. At any point, you can click on the "Export" button to download the full list of expenditures.
A negative value would reflect a revenue source to the selected agency, most likely a returned payment or accounting correction.
Yes. All data contained in the online checkbook may be exported in a .csv file by clicking the "Export" button found above all data tables.
The size of the file and your internet connection will determine the speed your file downloads.
Yes. Depending on the version of the software, however, some rows of information may not appear. For example, Excel 2010 will display no more than 1,048,576 rows of information.
If the file is opened in Excel, the "Transaction Date" rows may not appear to be populated. Simply highlight the column, click on "Format Cells" and select a date format. This will allow you to view all transaction dates.
Yes. You can download an entire year's worth of expenditure data by clicking on the "View By" button below the pie chart on the main page and then "View Transactions" and "Export Transactions."
OhioCheckbook.com is most compatible with Internet Explorer (version 9 or higher), Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.
Yes! Click here to download the new OhioCheckbook mobile app for smartphones and tablets. The OhioCheckbook mobile app was created in partnership with Open the Books.
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.
In an emergency, call 911 immediately from any wired or wireless phone. 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 937-296-2558.
When you call 911, be prepared to answer the call-taker’s questions, which may include: • 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. 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 937-296-2558 .
For a police report please contact the Records Section is 937-433-2301.
Yes, as a service to the citizens of Miami Township, the Police Department provides a “vacation house check” service. A few hours before you leave for vacation, give our courteous dispatchers a call at 937-296-2558 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.
Neighborhood Watch is a valuable crime prevention tool. If you are interested in starting a Neighborhood Watch in your area, contact Sgt. Jay Phares during regular business hours at 937-433-2301.
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.
Austin Landing is NOT funded by using resident's property tax revenues.The Austin Landing development does contain public roadways and a public park, but Miami Township Public Works staff does NOT perform work in Austin Landing. The public amenities are funded by using TIF (Tax Incremental Financing) revenues and JEDD (Joint Economic Development District) revenues. The site is under a maintenance agreement for the property's developer to fund, manage and maintain all private and public features including: roadway maintenance and resurfacing, curbs, pavement markings, cross walks, snow removal, street sweeping, sidewalks, traffic signals storm water systems, landscape and irrigation systems, recreational amenities and park maintenance. To find out more about where your tax dollars do go Click Here.
Resolution #094-2018 established a rule that requires all recreational equipment, including portable and permanent basketball goals, located within the road right-of-way be removed immediately by the property owner. This equipment placed in or near the road poses a threat to pedestrian and motorist safety. An accident occurring in the road right-of-way due to illegal placement of basketball goals is the liability of the responsible party. A previous resolution passed by the Board of Trustees in 2006 also prohibited the placement of basketball goals within the road right-of-way. Please visit our Sports Equipment Nuisance Resolution page to read more information regarding this topic.
Miami Township will repair or replace mailboxes that have been damaged as a direct result of the driver’s actions such as striking the mailbox with the plow. Some mailboxes are in a state of disrepair and the snow coming from the plow will knock the box off or knock the post down. If mailboxes are already in a state of disrepair and the weight of the snow causes damage to the mailbox, the property owner is responsible for making necessary repairs.
While it may seem that you do not see leaf crews pass your property for long periods of time, please understand that the Township is 22 square miles with 90 miles of roadway. Crews visit every street in the township at least 2 times each season and try to complete each round within 10-15 business days. Visit our Leaf Collection page under Weekly Updates for an updated progress report. 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.
Since roughly 1970 Miami Township had provided trash service and leaf collection through the support of two property tax levies. These levies covered the cost for household trash collection, leaf collection and material recycling services for Miami Township residents. In 2012, residents voted down one of the two levies which required the township to change the way it provides service.
As of June 1, 2013, the waste disposal program in Miami Township moved to a residential fee system. Contracts are negotiated by the township every three years (with two option years available) to secure the lowest rate for all residents of the community. Residents are billed directly by the waste hauler quarterly if they choose to have the service. Residents may opt out of the program by calling the waste hauler directly. Miami Township receives no compensation, franchise fees or benefits from this contract.
Due to the Trash Levy failure in 2012, the expenses to collect leaves are not reimbursed to the General Fund and are now an unfunded additional expense to Miami Township's budget. Modifications to the Leaf Collection program were necessary to minimize the negative monetary impact on the General Fund budget. The program's budget has been reduced from over $100,000 in 2009 to approximately $75-90,000 in 2014 and beyond. Reduction in funding resonates through a reduction in services, but the Public Works Department continually assesses operations to maximize efficiency. To find out more about the history of the trash levy and the current contract Click Here.
Contact Rumpke Customer Service at 1-800-828-8171.
Contact Miami Valley Lighting at 1-888-316-2393 for street light outages. Chautauqua residents should contact Cinergy at 1-800-262-3000.
Although not widely regarded in the eyes of the public as trained professionals, Public Works employees at Miami Township do complete routine formal/ informal training to hone construction skills and pursue educational opportunities to stay current to industry specific trends and techniques. Employees are Class A Commercial Drivers and some are certified through the State of Ohio in commercial pesticide application. Road Department employees complete Ohio Department of Transportation LTAP coursework, attend APWA (American Public Works Association) seminars and complete on-line coursework yearly. Each employee in Public Works has been certified in NIMS (National Incident Management System) training and CPR. Some of the Road Department staff participate in a leadership-in-training program to increase skills, expand knowledge and are challenged in entry level managerial situations to develop future leaders. Mechanics in the department hold numerous ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certifications.