Public hearings for the City of Fort Wayne and Allen County Board of Zoning Appeals are held monthly at Citizens Square. Business meetings follow.
The Allen County Board of Zoning Appeals provides flexibility to the Allen County Zoning Ordinance by allowing exceptions to the Zoning Ordinance under certain circumstances. Also, the Board of Zoning Appeals may allow land uses not otherwise permitted if Zoning Ordinance standards create a hardship for a property owner that relates to the property. In addition, the Board of Zoning Appeals serves as the forum to appeal certain planning and zoning decisions. The Allen County Board of Commissioners appoints two members to the board who serve a four year term.