Wind Permitting Standards

May 26, 2023


Wind farms above 5 MW in capacity must receive a permit from the Ohio Power Siting Board before construction can begin.  The Ohio Power Siting Board is made up of representatives from several state agencies and reviews all Certifications of Compatibility and Public Needs for large power projects. 

Windfarms above 5 MW must be set back 1.1 times the height of its highest blade and 1,125 feet away from the tip of the turbine's nearest blade at 90 degrees from adjacent property lines. 

Wind farms below 5 MW are considered neither major utility projects nor economically significant wind farms and are thus subject only to local ordinances and not state jurisdiction.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Ohio
Incentive Type: Solar/Wind Permitting Standards
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Wind (All)


Name: Ohio Code Chapter 49, Section 4906
Name: HB 483
Date Enacted: 6/16/2014
Effective Date: 09/18/2014


Address: The Ohio Power Siting Board
Columbus OH 43215
Phone: (186) 627-0677

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.