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Permits & Licenses

Building Codes is located in the Basement of the Administration Building across the hall from the Soil & Water Department

We are pleased to offer several county permit and license applications online.  Please download (or fill out the Fillable PDF), print and return to the appropriate department.
If your permit or license is not offered online, please call the appropriate office to obtain the application.

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Procedure for Building Permits

  1. Building Code Department - Lower Level
    • Drop off plans
    • For all electronic communications, please include a contact phone number in the body of all email correspondence.
       
  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 - Lower Level
    • Take copy of approved CAP (&floodplain permit)

 

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Locations & Forms

Residential Permit
Building Code Department - Lower Level Administration Building • 428 West Liberty Street • Wooster, Ohio 44691  • (330) 287-5525 • Driving Directions • Building Codes Website
  Residential Application for Permits: Building, Electrical, HVAC  |   Residential Plan Review Requirements  |  Residential Application for HVAC/Mechanical ONLY Permit Residential Application for electric ONLY Permits  |  Residential Required Inspection List 2019 Residential Code of Ohio Energy Code Requirement  |  Basic Requirements for Residetial Electric  |  Agricultural Exemption Statement State Licensed Contractor Registration Form  |  General Contractor Contact Information  |  Residential Fees March 01, 2019 
| SITE PLANS ► |  Residential Accessory Building or Ag Construction  ||  Residential Dwellings  ||  Residential Additions, Decks, Swimming Pools

Commercial Permit
Building Code Department - Lower Level Administration Building • 428 West Liberty Street • Wooster, Ohio 44691  • (330) 287-5525 • Driving Directions • Building Codes Website
  Commercial Permit Application: Building, Electrical, HVAC, Fire Alarm, Sprinkler Permit   Commercial Plan Review Requirements  Commercial Resubmittal Application  Commercial Application for HVAC/Mechanical Only Permit  Commercial Application for Electric only Permits   Commercial Application for Fire/Hood Systems   Commercial Required Inspection List  State Licensed Contractor Registration Form  General Contractor Contact Information  Commercial Fees as of March 01, 2019

Construction Application for Permit (CAP)
Wayne Soil & Water Conservation District Office - Lower Level Administration Building • 428 West Liberty Street • Wooster, Ohio 44691 • (330) 263-5376 • Driving Directions • SWCD Website
  CAP INSTRUCTIONS   CAP & Storm Water MGT. Regulation Fees   Procedures for Permits   CAP Form

Pick up Street Address Slip
Map Office - Main Level Administration Building • 428 West Liberty Street • Wooster, Ohio 44691 • (330) 287-5495 • Driving Directions • MAP Office Website

Drive Pipe Permit - Signs CAP
Wayne County Engineer - Main Entrance Engineer • 3151 West Old Lincoln Way • Wooster, Ohio 44691 • (330) 287-5500 • Driving Directions • Engineer Website

Flood Plain Permit
Planning Department - Lower Level Administration Building • 428 West Liberty Street • Wooster, Ohio 44691 • (330) 287-5420 • Driving Directions • Planning Website
  Flood Plain Review Permit    Flood Plain Development Permit    TRC Application 2016

County Sewer System Permit 
Environmental Services / Planning / Commissioners Office - Lower Level Administration Building • 428 West Liberty Street • Wooster, Ohio 44691 • (330) 287-5477 • Driving Directions

Plumbing and Food Service Permits
Wayne County Health Department - Environmental Division - Lower Level, West Entrance Administration Building • 428 West Liberty Street • Wooster, Ohio 44691 • (330) 264-2426 • Driving Directions • Health Dept. Website
Permits include: Plumbing, Septic System, Solid Waste, Swimming Pool, Trailer Park, Well, Food Service - Catering, Food Service - Facility, Food Service - Temp. Permit and Food Service - Vending Permit.

Birth & Death Certificates
Health Department • 203 South Walnut Street • Wooster, Ohio 44691 • (330) 264-9590 • Get Directions • Health Dept. Website
 

Dog License
Auditor's Office - First Floor, East Entrance, Administration Building • 428 West Liberty Street • Wooster, Ohio 44691 • (330) 287-5430 • Get Directions • Dog Shelter Website 
Dog and Kennel licenses may also be purchased at the Wayne County Dog Shelter • 5694 Burbank Road • Wooster, Ohio 44691. Shelter Phone: (330) 345-1018

 

Driver's License & Vehicle Registration • (330) 287-5640
Vehicle & Auto Titles • Auto Title Department • (330) 287-5470 • Visit Website
 

Marriage License
Common Pleas Court House • 107 West Liberty Street - Public Square • Wooster, Ohio 44691 • (330) 287-5575 • Get Directions • Common Pleas Website
 

Notary License
Common Pleas Court House • 107 West Liberty Street - Public Square • Wooster, Ohio 44691 • (330) 287-5575 • Get Directions • Common Pleas Website