Permit Process

The permit process at the West Central Ohio Industrial Center is conducted by the City of Wapakoneta and the Ohio Bureau of Building Code Compliance (BBC).  The City strives to work proactively with clients to provide prompt, consistent customer service. The initial development permit will be issued within fifteen (15) days after receipt of written application, plan submittal, and state building permit.  The BBC reviews all commercial and industrial projects for the City and issues all commercial building permits. By statute, BBC has 30 days to review plans that have been submitted for approval.  It is BBC's policy to review 90% of projects within 14 working days.  In most cases, both state and local permits are issued in less than 30 days.

To view/download a letter regarding the local permit process, click here »
To view/download a letter regarding the state permit process, click here »

Being Beyond Shovel Ready Saves Your Company Time & Money!

The phrase “Shovel Ready” is a widely used term in economic development circles. While it might have many different definitions, here’s what makes our location Beyond Shovel Ready:


Available Acres

Price per Acre

Highway Access

Rail Access






Natural Gas



Sanitary Sewer

Up to 200 Acres


I-75 @ US 33


350,000 within 50 mi.

All on Site


Fiber on Site

69KV Substation on Site

4" Lines on Site

10" - 15" Lines on Site

Max. Incentives Avail.

10" & 12" Lines on Site