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Permits & Licenses

We are pleased to offer several county permit and license applications online. Please download the form (in PDF format), fill out completely and return to the appropriate department office.

If your permit or license application is not offered online, please call or visit the appropriate office to obtain the application.

(Please note: Adobe Acrobat may be required to view these PDF documents. Download your free version here.)

Offices in the County Administration Building are normally open from 7:30 to 4:00 Monday - Friday.

Procedure for Building Permits

CURRENT CODES (download PDF)
 
1. Building Code Department - Main Level

  • Drop off plans     

Commercial Plan Submittal Requirements: (download PDFs)

Commercial Plan Review Requirements

Commercial Plan Review Resubmittal Application

Commercial Application for Permits (fillable pdf document)

Commercial Required Inspection List

State Licensed Contractor Registration Form

General Contractor Contact Information

Residential Plan Submittal Requirements: (download PDFs)

Residential Plan Review Requirements

Residential Application for Permits (fillable pdf document)

Residential Required Inspection List

Residential Index

2013 Residential Code of Ohio Energy Code Requirements

Residential Electric Service

Alternative Energy Systems

Basic Requirements for Residential Electric

Smoke Alarms

Stairways

Post Frame Accessory Structures

Reroofing Permit Application

Agricultural Exemption Statement

State Licensed Contractor Registration Form

General Contractor Contact Information

1. Building Code Department - Main Level     

  • Drop off plans

2. Map Office - Main Level     

  • Pick up address slip, if it is a new address

3. Wayne Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) - Lower Level

  • Fill out CAP (Construction Application for Permit)
  • CAP FORM (download PDF)

4. Health Department - Lower Level

  • Septic System Review - signs CAP, if applicable

5. Planning Department - Lower Level

  • Obtain floodplain permit - signs CAP, if applicable

6. County Engineer’s Office - located at 3151 W. Old Lincoln Way

  • Obtain drive pipe permit (for a new drive or other work onto a County road Right-Of-Way) - signs CAP, if applicable

7. Wayne Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) - Lower Level

  • Final signature on CAP

8. Building Code Department  - Main Level

  • Take copy of approved CAP (& floodplain permit)
(330) 262-2836
Wayne Soil & Water Conservation District Office - Lower Level
Administration Building

428 West Liberty Street
Wooster, OH 44691

Pickup Street Address Slip
(330) 287-5495
Map Office - Main Level
Administration Building

428 West Liberty Street
Wooster, OH 44691

Drive Pipe Permit - Signs CAP
(330) 287-5500
Wayne County Engineer - Main Entrance
Engineer

3151 West Old Lincoln Way
Wooster, Ohio 44691

(Not Located in Administration Building)

Flood Plain Permits
Development Planning Checklist
(330) 287-5420
Planning Department - Lower Level
Administration Building

428 West Liberty Street
Wooster, OH 44691

(330) 287-5525
Building Code Department - West Entrance
Administration Building

428 West Liberty Street
Wooster, OH 44691

County Sewer System Permit
WAYNE COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES OFFICE
(330) 287-5420
Environmental Services/ Planning/ Commissioners office - Lower Level
Administration Building

428 West Liberty Street
Wooster, OH 44691

Plumbing and Food Service Permits
Plumbing Permit
Septic System Permit
Solid Waste Permit
Swimming Pool Permit
Trailer Park Permit
Well Permit
Food Service - Catering Permit
Food Service - Facility Permit
Food Service - Temporary Permit
Food Service - Vending Permit
(330) 264-2426
Wayne County Health Department, Environmental Division - Lower Level, West Entrance
Administration Building

428 West Liberty Street
Wooster, OH 44691

Birth & Death Certificates
(330) 264-9590
Health Department

203 South Walnut Street
Wooster, Ohio 44691

Dog License
(330) 287-5430
Auditor's Office - First Floor, East Entrance
Administration Building

428 West Liberty Street
Wooster, OH 44691

Dog and Kennel licenses may also be purchased at the Wayne County Dog Shelter, 5694 Burbank Road, Wooster, OH 44691.  Shelter phone 330-345-1018.

Drivers License & Vehicle Registration
(330) 287-5640
Board of Elections | BMV

200 Vanover Street
Wooster, OH 44691

Vehicle & Auto Titles
(330) 287-5470
Auto Title Department
Board of Elections | BMV

200 Vanover Street
Wooster, OH 44691

Marriage License
(330) 287-5575
Common Pleas Court House

107 West Liberty Street, Public Square
Wooster, OH 44691

Notary License
(330) 287-5547
Common Pleas Court House

107 West Liberty Street, Public Square
Wooster, OH 44691