Owners of tornado-damaged properties in Montgomery County who are slow to receive federal aid or insurance settlements can get free permits and building inspections for another two months.
County commissioners voted Tuesday to extend a fee waiver – which currently ends Thursday — to the end of the year. In July, commissioners approved a temporary waiver retroactive to May 27 for permits and inspections for demolition, repair and reconstruction of buildings damaged by Memorial Day twisters.
Though permits would still be required, affected property owners won’t have to pay fees for reconstruction if the tornado-damaged building is within the same footprint. Fees will not be waived for new additions to tornado-damaged structures, according to the resolution.
After analyzing 14,000 properties in the tornadoes’ paths, the Montgomery County Auditor’s Office released a map in July that showed 4,434 properties had been affected to some degree, 913 destroyed or with major damage.
Residential properties accounted for 89% of those affected across the county. Nearly half of the 387 commercial properties affected were in Harrison Twp.
More information is available by calling Montgomery County Building Regulations at 937-225-4622 or online at www.mcohio.org/build.
Thank you for reading the Dayton Daily News and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.
Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Dayton Daily News. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.