Planning and Zoning



City Planning focuses on working with the community, stakeholders and city officials to develop and put in place policies to shape the future of the city and maximize the quality of life for its residents.


The Comprehensive Plan details the community’s vision for growth and development in the city. Piqua also has conducted neighborhood and district planning efforts to focus on the revitalization of specific areas.




The Planning and Zoning office is responsible for the administration of zoning regulations. Zoning is a land use tool that guides growth and development, and is the primary mechanism to implement the vision of the Comprehensive Plan.


The Planning and Zoning staff also issue zoning permits and organize permit review. When an applicant submits a permit application to build, modify or demolish structures on their property, the Planning and Zoning staff ensure that these plans are permitted by the zoning code. These plans are also sent to the other City departments, who review the plans for compliance with other sections of the Code of Ordinances, and to make sure these construction plans are coordinated with existing and planned infrastructure.


The Planning and Zoning staff works closely with elected officials, citizens, stakeholders, and planning boards and committees on wide variety of land use matters and community issues.  The office provides guidance and support to the City Commission, Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, and routinely interacts with local organizations involved in civic matters.


Current Initiatives

Code Piqua is an important update to the zoning code. Several planning initiatives, including the 2007 Plan It Piqua Comprehensive Plan update, have taken place in recent years. These initiatives have faithfully captured a new vision for the community, and the Code Piqua update seeks to align zoning practices with this modern vision. Updates to this initiative are available on the Code Piqua page.

Zoning/Development Maps Tool – Piqua’s map gallery hosts a searchable zoning map and other content the public will find useful. The Planning and Zoning office is working to make more mapping information more accessible, and this mapping tool will be updated periodically.


Application Forms

The Development Department seeks to make it as easy as possible to submit permit applications online. Linked below are permit applications and review request forms. If you have any questions at all, please give us a call!

01 - Application Submittal Instructions0.5 MiB
02 - Explanation Of Permit Application And Request Form Types0.4 MiB
03 - Commercial Construction Permit Application0.5 MiB
04 - Residential Construction Permit Application0.5 MiB
05 - Sign Permit Application0.5 MiB
06 - Change Of Use Permit Application0.5 MiB
07 - Change Of Occupancy Permit Application0.6 MiB
08 - Demolition Permit Application2.0 MiB
09 - Floodplain Permit Application0.5 MiB
10 - Plat And Subdivision Review Request Form0.6 MiB
11 - Temporary Use Permit Application0.6 MiB



Property Maintenance Code as adopted by Piqua Code of Ordinances section 150.105

Contractor Registration Information & Application

Citizens Guide To Building And Zoning

City of Piqua Charter and Ordinances – Chapter 154 for Zoning

Code Piqua Development Code Update

Strategic Planning City page

Zoning/Development Maps Tool

City Department Contact page

Historic Buildings Design Standards

Planning Documents

Downtown Piqua, Ohio Revitalization and Traffic Calming (A Handbook for a Safe and Vibrant Downtown)

Plan It Piqua Comprehensive Plan (2007)

Riverfront Redevelopment Strategy (2013)

Placemaking Initiative (2017)

Brownfield Action Plan (2012)

Historic East Piqua Master Plan (2015)

Public Meetings

Planning Commission

Board of Zoning Appeals

City Commission

More Links

 Miami County Building Regulations

Miami County GIS

Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission

Mainstreet Piqua

Miami Valley Trails

Bike Piqua

Bike Miami Valley

Great Miami Riverway

Miami Conservancy District



The Planning and Zoning Office is a division of the City of Piqua Development Office.

Planning and Zoning Division
201 West Water Street
Piqua OH 45356

e-mail the City Planner, Kyrsten French –

For questions regarding permit applications, please call Bethany Harp – 937-778-2049

201 W. Water Street, Piqua, OH 45356
City Offices: 937-778-8300
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