Planning and Zoning


The City of Piqua Planning and Zoning (a division of the Development Office) is committed to providing reliable service of the highest quality to our customers. We promise to connect you to all of the city resources available to assist you in achieving your development goals. Our commitment is based upon the following principles:
Be RESPONSIVE – Provide prompt, clear, and honest information and assistance throughout the development process.

Be RESPONSIBLE – Deliver what we promise, and do not promise things beyond our control.

Be RESPECTFUL – Present all aspects of the development process in understandable terms and courteous communications.



Through the dedication and competency of our staff, we deliver on our promise. Allow us to share a few of the thoughtful comments our customers have felt compelled to offer following their experience working with our office …

“Thank you for taking the time from your schedule to meet with Tim Eschmann and me. I appreciate very much your willingness to meet with us and to give us input and insight into how we might best develop the land we have for sale.” Jim Gover Sr.

“Just a quick note to express my appreciation for the outstanding job that Chris Schmiesing and his staff in the Development office did in getting us thru the ‘process(s)’ to permit and build the newly relocated McDonald’s Restaurant in Piqua, Ohio. Chris and his staff gave us the direction and ‘next step’ details for us to proceed on and succeed with variances and zoning approvals. It was truly a pleasure to work with the City to achieve our goal of providing the latest and greatest in restaurant technology to [the] good people in Piqua, Ohio”  Char Sullivan- Area Construction Manager

“As you know, I have been working… on the development of a people friendly funeral home for Piqua. Internally, our close knit staff has respectfully referred to this as Project Dawn, a new beginning! I wish to formally and personally, thank you and the City of Piqua for the personal interest and willingness to see this [project] become a reality for Piqua.”  Michael P. Yannucci -Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home

“Our company specializes in building commercial interiors and tanning salons. We have built [over] 700 locations around Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana. The speeds of each of our jobs are typically controlled by the building departments and inspectors in each of the municipality’s we build in. We are very pleased that the City of Piqua was so responsive to our needs for inspections and communication in a timely fashion. I assure you that other cities typically do not have the response time Piqua does. We were able to build out 2 storefronts and a tanning salon in approximately 6 weeks from the date the permits were issued. The inspectors and staff have been a pleasure to work with in every capacity. I wish all building departments were so accommodating.”  William E. Gallagher –  President of JLW Construction, LD


Below is a link to the “Citizen’s Guide to Building and Zoning”. It is intended to provide the average homeowner with an easy to read and understandable guide that will assist you obtaining permits for typical home improvement projects and property maintained matters.

Citizens Guide To Building And Zoning



City of Piqua Zoning Map


Below is a link to the Charter and Ordinances for the City of Piqua. You can access the Zoning Code (Chapter 154) within the documents by following the instructions below the link. The City of Piqua information on the American Legal web page is updated on a periodic basis. The City of Piqua charter and ordinances on the American Legal web page may not contain the most recent or updated ordinances and charter modifications. For the most up-to-date information, please contact the City of Piqua City Manager’s Office.

City of Piqua Charter and Ordinances

Instructions for accessing the Zoning Code
on the American Legal web page:
1) Choose “Frames”
2) Choose Title XV: Land Usage (listed on left)
3) Choose Chapter 154: Zoning


The purpose of the Planning and Zoning office is to administer the tasks necessary to plan, implement, and regulate land uses, while protecting and improving the quality of life in our community.

General Government, Public Safety, Land Use, Transportation, Parks and Recreation, Cultural Interest, and Utilities…Each element is as essential as the next in maintaining the dynamics that support the standard of quality, level of service, and range of services desired by the community. Planning and Zoning endeavors to influence, with prudence, the capital improvement projects, land use developments, and community desires being contemplated for approval by city government. The office works to ensure the timeliness of implementing any such project will best suit the current needs of the community, will stimulate synergy between projects, and will contribute to sustainable and affordable growth in our community.

The Planning and Zoning Office is a division of the City of Piqua Development Office and operates under the leadership of the City Planner, Chris Schmiesing.

Planning and Zoning Department
201 W Water Street
Piqua OH 45356
e-mail Planning and Zoning Department



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