Wapakoneta city government’s mission: to cost-effectively improve the health, safety and welfare of residents and respond to their needs.

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.

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News

CITY OF WAPAKONETA PUBLIC NOTICE

“SPECIFIC TO A BAN ON FIREWORKS WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS”

In consideration of public health, safety, and welfare of residents and property, the Wapakoneta City Council has recently adopted a ban on “fireworks” within the City limits. Regulations specific to the ban include the following:

  • No person shall ignite, discharge, or explode fireworks within the territorial limits of the City of Wapakoneta.
  • The term “fireworks” has the same meaning as “1.4G fireworks” as defined in Ohio Revised Code Section 3743.01. This definition does not include “novelties”, “trick noisemakers” or “wire sparklers”.
  • The prohibition described in subsection (A) shall not apply to a licensed fireworks exhibitor in the exhibition of a public fireworks display approved by the City of Wapakoneta.
  • Penalty – whoever violates any provision of this section is guilty of the following:
  • 1st offense is a minor misdemeanor
  • 2nd offense is a fourth (4th) degree misdemeanor
  • 3rd offense, and all subsequent offences, are a third (3rd) degree misdemeanor

Any questions regarding this ban on fireworks can be directed to the City Police Department at: (419) 738-8802.

PUBLIC NOTICE

Silver Street Reconstruction (Van Buren Street to N. Water Street)The reconstruction of Silver Street between Van Buren Street and N. Water Street will commence on Monday, April 4th. The project’s first phase will include the removal of certain trees, followed by the pouring of footers for outlet pipes, then the replacement of the sanitary sewer main. New water lines will be included with this project along with a complete roadway reconstruction.

During the construction, through traffic will be maintained while directional movement may be limited or restricted at certain critical times. The completion date is tentatively scheduled for November 4, 2022.

Any questions or concerns can be addressed to the general contractor, Hohenbrink Excavating, at (419) 523-5506 or the City of Wapakoneta Engineering Department at (419) 738-5596.

EITRI Foundry and Madison Energy Investments

I want to welcome EITRI Foundry and Madison Energy Investments for their participation, growth, confidence and “energy” as they continue to expand their solar projects in Wapakoneta! Stay tuned…

Winter Road Condition Advisory Levels

Under the leadership of Sherriff Michael Vorhees, the Auglaize County Sherriff’s Office is now utilizing standardized winter road condition advisory levels. Their office shared the levels with me this morning and I felt the information was well worth a share on our city’s Facebook page.

LEVEL 1- Roadways are hazardous due to accumulated snow or ice and may become slippery in spots. Drive Cautiously.

LEVEL 2- Roadways are hazardous due to blowing and drifting snow and/or ice cover. Only those who believe it is necessary to drive should be on the roadways. Contact your employer to determine if you should report to work.

LEVEL 3- Roadways are CLOSED to all non-emergency travel due to extremely hazardous conditions. No one should be on the roadways unless it is absolutely essential to travel. Those operating vehicles on the roadway for non-emergency may be subject to arrest.

Please check local media outlets as well as social media for any updates. Thank you, and please be safe!

Utility Bill Website has been updated and moved!!

The City bill viewing website has been upgraded and moved. If you have a shortcut saved on your computer for the old site then please delete it. The new website can be accessed either by clicking on the link below or navigating to the menu on the top of this page clicking Utilities/Pay Bills>View Utility Bill. Everyone will need to register as a new user, please make sure you have a utility bill in front of you

Account Access – City of Wapakoneta

Door-to-Door Sales

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

Upcoming Events

Jul
4
Mon
7:30 pm City Council Meeting @ City Council Chambers
City Council Meeting @ City Council Chambers
Jul 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Monday 7:30 pm Located in City Council Chambers
Jul
18
Mon
7:30 pm City Council Meeting @ City Council Chambers
City Council Meeting @ City Council Chambers
Jul 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Monday 7:30 pm in City Council Chambers
Aug
1
Mon
7:30 pm City Council Meeting @ City Council Chambers
City Council Meeting @ City Council Chambers
Aug 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Monday 7:30 pm Located in City Council Chambers

Employment Opportunities

Steve Henderson, Interim Mayor

701 Parlette Court  |  Wapakoneta, OH 45895   |  419-738-3011

Mailing Address:
City of Wapakoneta, PO Box 269, Wapakoneta OH 45895-0269