Public Hearing Updates
The Fort Wayne Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a special public hearing on Wednesday
December 9, 2020 at 4:00 pm at Citizens Square to consider items continued from the
November 19, 2020 public hearing.
The Fort Wayne-Allen County Hearing Officer will hold a public hearing on Wednesday December 9, 2020
at Citizens Square to consider scheduled agenda items.
Click here for the Fort Wayne BZA and Hearing Officer agendas.
Staff will be taking applications on the Tuesday December 1, 2020 filing deadline.
The January hearing dates are being established.
Please check this website for updates or email staff at
All regularly scheduled December Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals meetings are cancelled for Fort Wayne and Allen County.
The Department of Planning Services Office will remain operational
during the Citizens Square building closure.
Questions can be emailed to
Please include your name, phone number, and
the address of the property you are inquiring about.
You can also call 449-7607 during normal business hours Monday through Friday.
We will be working with a reduced number of staff at times so
response to your questions may be slightly delayed.
We appreciate your understanding!
Does my residential project need a permit? The document link below outlines what residential projects require a permit from the Department of Planning Services.
The document below will help assist you in applying for a Department of Planning Services permit online.
If you are inquiring about the zoning of a property you can enter the address of the property to left and click the Lookup Zoning Information button and it will return the zoning.
Thank you for your patience!
All In Allen Comprehensive Plan Project
You can visit allinallen.org to fill out an online questionnaire, and visit the Map.Social feature, register as a user, and explore the interactive map. The map allows registered visitors to view, add, and like comments about features throughout the community, such as roads, intersections, landmarks, neighborhoods and more.
Site Plan Routing Review Process
Changes have been made to the site plan review process. A revised checklist and updated process description is located below along with the current application.
Fort Wayne, Allen County, Huntertown and Woodburn Zoning Ordinances
- Allen County Zoning Ordinance - Effective 9-6-2019
- Fort Wayne Zoning Ordinance - Effective 10-10-2019
- Huntertown Zoning Ordinance - Effective 4-8-2020
- Woodburn Zoning Ordinance - Effective 4-8-2020
Considering a New Project?
Our Mission is to provide professional, responsive, efficient and cost-effective government and community services to provide assistance to and improve the quality of life of the people in Allen County.
As of March 3rd 2008 the Fort Wayne Land Use Management and Zoning Department and the Allen County Department of Planning Services became one department. Our office hours are Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM till 5:00 PM. If you have questions about the new permit or about changes to department processes please contact our office at (260) 449 - 7607.