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:

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New Basement Guidelines Effective June 1st 2023

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Contractor Online Permitting


Important Information for Registered Pool Installers


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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)

pdfLockout Policy

pdfResidential Electrical Affidavit

pdfAdvanced Structural Component Affidavit

pdfFuel Gas Piping Affidavit

pdfAccessibility Notification

pdfHood Guidelines

pdfHood Affidavit

pdfPhased Affidavit

Land Use, Permitting and Inspections Satisfaction Survey

Contractors take notice of these building Permits: 


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 then select the product store

Click here to view the Allen County Indiana Building Department Rules & Regulations


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 - 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