Welcome to the City of Wapakoneta, Ohio’s Website! Our goal is to share information about our City in a concise and friendly manner, serving mainly residents but also visitors to our fine City.
Wapakoneta is a City of just under 10,000 people that sits near the crossroads of two major highways, US-75 and OH-33. We are part of the Tree City USA program. Wapakoneta is the birthplace of Neil Armstrong and home of the Armstrong Air & Space Museum.
A small city with a big heart, Wapakoneta offers a charming downtown with lots to explore, including many antique shops and other specialty stores. We have thriving industrial parks that are growing by leaps and bounds.
But most important are the people. A friendly spirit resides in Wapak, with the community pulling together when needed. A good number of strong service groups exist in Wapakoneta and continually help to make the City a better place. People are greeted with smiles everywhere you go!
To residents, thanks for stopping by and we hope you find what you’re looking for. Let us know how we can improve both the City and this website.
To those outside the area, if you haven’t visited Wapakoneta yet, stop by sometime! We think you’ll be glad you did.
In accordance with Section 9.33, et seq., of the Ohio Revised Code, the City of Wapakoneta, Ohio (Owner) will receive Statements of Qualifications (SOQs) for Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) services associated with the Wapakoneta Water Reclamation Facility Project as more fully described in the Request for Qualifications (RFQ).
SOQs will be received by the Owner until 2:00 p.m. local time on October 28, 2020 by Terry Rohrbacher, Administrative Assistant, in the Wapakoneta Municipal Building, 701 Parlette Court, Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895. SOQs received after this time will not be accepted. SOQs must be prepared and delivered in the format and quantity described in the RFQ.
The complete RFQ can be obtained from the Jacobs (Engineer) by contacting Chad Roby by e-mail at Chad.Roby@jacobs.com. Requests must include a contact name and contact information which will be used for all official notices, including addenda.
The City of Wapakoneta plans to create a new grant program targeted at helping local small businesses and non-profits impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.
To qualify for the grant program, businesses must:
• Be locally owned and operated in the City of Wapakoneta
• Demonstrate a negative impact and revenue loss as a result of COVID-19
• Have fewer than 50 full-time equivalent employees
• Be current on all state, federal and local taxes
• Annual gross receipts of less than $2,000,000 Small business grant applications are available starting September 21, 2020 and must be submitted by September 28, 2020 by 4:00 p.m.
Return completed applications to 701 Parlette Court Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895.
Please click HERE for the application/guidelines.
City Hall will have limited public access to the building to help prevent the spread of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) illness. We are encouraging everyone that needs to pay their Utility Bill or drop off tax documents to do so through the Drive-thru or after-hours dropbox. The front lobby doors will remain unlocked to allow access to the police dispatch window if needed for an emergency.
City Departments will be closed at 2 p.m this afternoon for Christmas Eve and also all-day Christmas Day. We will re-open normal business hours Thursday, December 26th.
The City of Wapakoneta will begin leaf pick up on October 21st, and we would like to request residents to please place leaves between the sidewalk and the street (curb lawn). This will minimize the number of leaves ending up in the catch basins, and make it easier on the street department during collection.
Public Power Week is an annual national event coordinated by the American Public Power Association in Washington, D.C. The American Public Power Association is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. The Association represents public power before the federal government to protect the interests of the more than 49 million people that public power utilities serve, and the 93,000 people they employ. It advocates and advises on electricity policy, technology, trends, training, and operations. Its members strengthen their communities by providing superior service, engaging citizens, and instilling pride in community-owned power. More at www.PublicPower.org.
It has come to our attention that the current utility bills are not arriving on time this month. They were mailed from Dayton on March 29th and a few statements have been delivered but it appears the bulk of them are missing. We have been in contact with the printing service and they are trying to track down the problem after they were delivered by them to the Dayton Post Office. If you wish to view your bill online you may go to wapakoneta.net and click on view your utility bill. If you need your total please give us a call at 419-738-3011. We are sorry for any inconvenience in regards to this incident. We have extended the due date to April 16th to allow you time to make payment. Thank you for your understanding.
If you are planning to conduct business door-to-door remember to obtain a permit from City hall allowing you to do so. This law was passed due to the rise in complaints by the public regarding not only people selling items but the aggressive tactics and manner in which some salespeople use. An application can be found in the resource tab to the left or click on the links below.
Click here for a Peddler/Solicitor/Concessionaire Registration Form
Click here for Codified Ordinance regarding Solicitors
It has been brought to our attention that during an online search to pay their bill, some residents have found themselves on a third-party website “Doxo”. While this is a legitimate company it is in no way affiliated with the City of Wapakoneta. This company will charge a fee, and in most cases, make a late payment on your account. If you want to pay your utility bill online you can use our official website and auto pay is available as well.
The Fire Department is taking Applications for Full-Time Firefighter II/Paramedic for more information please stop by City Hall.
Effective January 20, 2017., Auglaize County is a Certified Building Department, and effective March 3, 2017, certified subdepartments of Auglaize County include: Cridersville, Minster, New Bremen, New Knoxville, Waynesfield, St. Marys, and Wapakoneta, for all commercial construction activity subject to compliance with the Ohio Building Code. The Miami County Department of Development (Building Department), under contract by agreement between Auglaize County commissioners and Miami County commissioners, will conduct plan review and inspections for all commercial construction activity in Auglaize County. All commercial construction projects currently under review or in process toward final certificates of occupancy with the State of Ohio will remain where originally submitted until completion.
Necessary forms, procedures, checklists, copies of the Ohio Building Code, and contact information will be available at the Auglaize County office and all subdepartment municipal offices. Please call Rob England, Building Official, at Miami County Department of Development with any questions: 937-440-8121, ext. 8069