All Contractors and Sub-Contractors must be licensed in Allen County. To obtain a license in Allen County you must either reciprocate a license from another jurisdiction or be sponsored by Allen County to take an exam at one of our approved testing facilities.

Reciprocation: In order to have your current active contractor’s license reciprocated in  Allen County, Indiana from another state/jurisdiction, the contractor’s license that is currently held must have been acquired through a NATIONAL exam through ICC or Prometric(not NASCLA, PSI, ProV, etc.).  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to confirm reciprocity.


  1. Review chapter 1 of the pdfAllen County Indiana Building Department Rules and Regulations to determine the type of license you wish to pursue.
  2. Complete the correct Exam Sponsorship application. pdfSTRUCTURAL APPLICATION or pdfTRADE APPLICATION All applications require a $25 Sponsorship Fee. This fee is only payable by check or money order.
  3. Mail the application and sponsorship fee to:
    Allen County Building Department Licensing
    200 E. Berry St. Suite #180
    Fort Wayne, IN 46802
  4. Once the application and sponsorship fee has been received you will be contacted by our Licensing Specialist via mail regarding scheduling the exam indicated on the application. If there any questions or concerns regarding your application you will be contacted via email.

All exams are open book with a 4 hour time limit. All testing fees are determined by the third party testing facility. Below are the reference books currently permitted into the testing facility.


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Building Department

Contact Info

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

M-F 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

Joseph Hutter
Building Commissioner

Brad Hunter
Senior Electrical Inspector

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