Wayne County Combined General Health District - Wooster, Ohio

Plumbing Program

Plumbing Program consists of the following areas:

  1. Inspection, by permit, of installation of all residential and commercial plumbing systems.
  2. Registration of plumbing contractors.

Plumbing permits must be obtained through the Wayne County Health Department prior to the start of work. Plumbing system installation inspections are made when plumbing systems are installed in all new homes or businesses in Wayne County, or when plumbing systems are altered in existing homes or businesses. A permit to do such plumbing work is required to be obtained from our department. A registered plumbing contractor will determine the number of fixtures needed and will obtain a permit based on this information (see Current Fees). Permit Application HERE

To obtain a Residential Plumbing Permit, the homeowner or plumbing contractor can make application at the Wayne County Health Department for a fee before obtaining a permit. Although homeowners can obtain permits to do their own plumbing installations, it has been our experience that with all of the detailed code requirements, it is often best to hire an experienced plumber.

Note: Homeowners doing their own plumbing must live at the residence. Copy of Wayne County Plumbing Regulation bottom of page.


Prior to obtaining a Commercial Plumbing Permit you must submit two sets of building plans. A professional engineer or architect must design plans. Upon receipt, your plans will be logged and then assigned to the plumbing inspector. You will be notified by letter, phone, or email whether your plan is in compliance, or whether additional information is needed, once it is reviewed. Submission of all items at the same time is essential in order to streamline and prevent delays in the review. After plan approval, application may be made for a fee to obtain a permit. A plan review fee is charged as part of the plumbing permit fee (see Current Fees).

*Please be aware that projects involving Food Service or Retail Food require a Wayne County Health Department sanitarian approval before a plumbing permit will be issued.

Note: After the plans have been received, they will be reviewed within 30 days. This applies to new or remodeled plumbing. Plans are reviewed in the order they are received or resubmitted. If your plans are incomplete or disapproved, the 30 days begins again after the necessary information or revisions are received.

Registration: Any plumbing contractor engaged in or intending to engage in the plumbing business in the Wayne County Health Department jurisdiction must be registered with the department. Applications are due November 30-December 31. Registration Form HERE

Current Fees: Residential $75/ Commercial $150, Fixture each $10, Partial/rough-in $50, Plan Rev 1/2 of permit fee.

FileDescriptionFile size
Download this file (PlumbingApplication.pdf)Contractor Registration Form 62 kB
Download this file (Regulation147-PlumbingWCHD.pdf)WCHD Plumbing RegulationWCHD Plumbing Regulation65 kB
Download this file (SKM_C364e16092811140.pdf)Plumbing Permit Application 585 kB

Wayne Health Department Hours

Health Department Office Hours

General Business Monday - Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM for all divisions
Vital Statistics (birth and death certificates) issued Monday - Friday  8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Environmental Health Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM.  Closed for lunch from 12:00 - 1:15
WIC - By Appointment Only.  Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
          Walk-In Newsletters:  Tuesday:  11:30 AM - 1:30 PM; Thursday:  1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Pt. Care Walk-In Clinics Monday-Wednesday-Friday 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM and 1:00 - 4:00.

To report a Communicable Disease or other Health Emergency after normal business hours
please call 330-264-2222

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