Toledo Creates a Clear Permitting Roadmap with Permit Planner

We’re thrilled to congratulate the City of Toledo, OH on the launch of Permit Planner, a new online permit discovery solution from OpenCounter, designed to help residents, homeowners, and business owners navigate Toledo’s permitting, zoning, licensing, and incentive processes.

The city is committed to introducing investments that improve the quality of life for people who live, work and play in Toledo – this includes technology that makes interacting with government easier.

Now live at, the new resource translates the city’s municipal code and permitting/building requirements into an easy-to-understand series of questions tailored to the user’s exact project. After answering the questions, they’ll receive a summary of the estimated fees, required permits, and how/where to submit each permit to the appropriate city department. Businesses can also learn about any incentives they might be eligible for.

“The ease with which our residents and prospective business owners will be able to access required permits, incentives, estimated fees, and any other information is outstanding.”  – Toledo Mayor Kapszukiewicz

From the entrepreneur looking to get their business off the ground to a large out-of-state developer considering relocating to Toledo, Toledo Permit Planner offers a clear roadmap of how to navigate the process—without a phone call, email, or trip to City Hall. The portal aligns requirements from various city departments, including Economic Development, Building, and Fire, creating a clear path for navigating permitting and licensing requirements in the city.

Learn more about this announcement and watch a quick demo from Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz and Sandy Spang, Deputy Director of Economic Development.

For more details about Permit Planner, check it out at