Our lobby is now open 7:00am to 4:30pm.

To Keep our employees, contractors and homeowners safe we are closed from 12:00pm to 1:00pm to allow for the lobby to be fully sanitized.


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New 2018 Residential Code is now in effect as of Dec. 26, 2019

New 2018 Residential Code

Indiana Amendments to the 2018 Residential code (2020 Indiana Residential Code)

docLockout Policy 

pdfResidential Electrical Affidavit

docAdvanced Structural Component Affidavit

pdfPressure Test Affidavit

pdfHandicap Access Notification

pdfHood Guideline Affidavit

pdfPhased Affidavit

Land Use, Permitting and Inspections Satisfaction Survey

Contractors take notice of these building Permits: 

The Building Department was created to administer and enforce building, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, electrical, plumbing, sanitation, sign codes and standards, to provide minimum standards for the protection of life, limb, health, environment, public safety and welfare, and for the conservation of energy in the design and construction of buildings and structures.

What We Do:

  • Issue Contractors Licenses and Registrations
  • Issue Building Permits
  • Inspections
  • Issue Certificate of Occupancy
  • Minimum Housing Inspections
  • Sponsor Prometic / ICC Tests
  • Sponsor Prometic / ICC Contractor Test
  • Sponsor Prometic / ICC Electrical Test Master and Journeyman
  • Sponsor Prometic / ICC HVAC Test Supervisor and Journeyman
  • Sponsor Prometic / ICC Non Sanitary Piping Supervisor and Journeyman

Current Codes used in Allen County

  • General Administrative Rules: (675-IAC-12 GAR)
  • Indiana Building Code: (675-IAC-13 IBC) Based on: 2012 International Building Code (1st printing) with Indiana Amendments, Effective December 1, 2014.
  • Indiana Residential Code: (675-IAC-14-4.4) Based on: 2018 International Residential Code (1st printing) with Indiana Amendments, Effective December 26, 2019
  • Industrialized Building Systems: (675-IAC-15 ISB) Effective May 15, 2003
  • Indiana Plumbing Code: (675-IAC-16 IPC) Based on: 2006 International Plumbing Code with Indiana Amendments, Effective December 24, 2012
  • Indiana Electrical Code: (675-IAC-17 IEC) Based on: 2008 National Electrical Code (1st printing) with Indiana Amendments, Effective August 26, 2009
  • Indiana Mechanical Code: (675-IAC-18 IMC) Based on: 2012 International Mechanical Code (1st printing) with Indiana Amendments, Effective December 1, 2014
  • Indiana Energy Conservation Code 2010 (ASHRAE 90.1 2007 edition, as amended)
  • Indiana Swimming Pool Code: (75-IAC-20 ISPC) Based on: 1989 Indiana Swimming Pool Code with Indiana Amendments, Effective April 24, 2011
  • Indiana Safety Code for Elevators, Escalators, Man lifts and Hoists: (675-IAC-21 SCEEMH) Based on: ASME A18.1, 2005, Effective April 13, 2011
  • Indiana Fire Prevention Code: (75-IAC-22 IFC) Based on: 2012 International Fire Code, (1st printing) with 2008 Indiana Amendments, Effective December 1, 2014
  • Indiana Supplementary Fire Safety Rules: (675-IAC-24 SFSR) Effective May 17, 2003
  • Indiana Fuel Gas Code: (675-IAC-25 IFGC) Based on: 2012 International Fuel Gas Code (1st printing), with Indiana Amendments, Effective December 1, 2014

Code Books may now be purchased on line at www.iccsafe.org then select the product store

RULES AND REGULATIONS - Thirteenth Addition Effective 5-7-2003 - click here to download or purchase it at our office for $10.00 per copy.


The Board of Directors for the Allen County Building Department has amended the fee schedule for permits. The new fee schedule will take effect January 1, 2016. Click here to review the new fee schedule.

We now accept credit card payments for over-the-counter purchases.

Building Department

Contact Info

200 East Berry Street
Suite 180
Fort Wayne, IN 46802-1811

M-F 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Lobby closed 12:00 pm-1:00 pm for sanitation

(260) 449-7131 (phone)
(260) 449-7596 (fax)

George Smith
Assistant Building Commissioner

James Krauhs
Senior Electrical Inspector
(260) 449-7614

Bill Stephens
Senior Non Sanitary & Plumbing Inspector
(260) 449-7598

Dave Harper
Senior Heating Inspector
(260) 449-7618

Derrick Wilson
Senior Commercial Structural Inspector
(260) 449-7034

Dave Longsworth
Senior Housing Inspector
(260) 449-7549

Mike Dwyer
Senior Compliance Division
(260) 449-7595