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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

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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

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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.

pdfResidential Projects that Require Planning Services Permits

The document below will help assist you in applying for a Department of Planning Services permit online.

pdfCompleting Online Permits

If you need assistance, call 260-449-7607 or you can email staff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Please include your name and the address of the property you are inquiring about so we can provide the necessary information for your request.

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.

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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.

  1. pdfSITE Process for Fort Wayne and Allen County
  2. pdfSITE Submittal Checklist
  3. pdfSITE Application

 

Fort Wayne, Allen County, Huntertown and Woodburn Zoning Ordinances

  1. pdfAllen County Zoning Ordinance - Effective 9-6-2019
  2. pdfFort Wayne Zoning Ordinance - Effective 10-10-2019
  3. pdfHuntertown Zoning Ordinance - Effective 4-8-2020
  4. pdfWoodburn Zoning Ordinance - Effective 4-8-2020

Considering a New Project?

The Department of Planning Services holds monthly new projects meetings to discuss proposed projects prior to formal submittals. If you would like to participate in a new projects meeting please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive the new projects meeting application and calendar. There is no fee to participate in the new projects meeting.

Developing Downtown?
If you are considering a development proposal within the downtown Fort Wayne area (DC and DE zoning districts) please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and/or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at your earliest convenience. The City of Fort Wayne now has Downtown Design Standards that may affect your proposal. The manual has requirements and recommendations on new developments, building additions, façade renovations, signage, fencing, and parking. It is often beneficial to discuss your plans with staff members prior to filing any applications or permits.
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.

Department of Planning Services

Zoning Info

Contact Info

Suite 150 Citizen Square
200 East Berry Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
M-F 8am - 5:00pm

Phone 260.449.7607
Fax 260.449.7682

Executive Director
Kimberly Bowman, AICP

Director of Redevelopment
Elissa M. McGauley, AICP

Deputy Land Use Director
Benjamin J. Roussel