Department of Planning Services
- Certificate of Use
- Swimming Pool Permit
- Fence Permit
- Sign Permit
- Improvement Location Permit
- New Single Family Residential Permit (for One- or Two-Family Dwelling)
- SITE Plan Review
- *Please contact the Department of Planning Services for all other applications. More information can also be found in the Applications and Fees section in the menu bar on the left.
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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 email Christian Beebe to receive the new projects meeting application and calendar. There is no fee to participate in the new projects meeting.
If you are considering a development proposal within the downtown Fort Wayne area (DC and DE zoning districts) please email Nathan Schall 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.
Department of Planning Services maintains the Zoning Ordinances for the communities of: unincorporated Allen County, City of Fort Wayne, City of Woodburn, Town of Grabill, Town of Huntertown, and the Town of Monroeville.
The most recent versions of the Zoning Ordinances are on file at the Department of Planning Services, and can be viewed in the dropdown menu below.
All In Allen Comprehensive Plan Update
The All In Allen Comprehensive Plan has been adopted by the City of Fort Wayne, Allen County, and the communities of Grabill, Huntertown, Monroeville and Woodburn.
The Plan is effective as of March 13, 2023 and can be downloaded on the Ordinances, Plans and Manuals tab on this website.
The All In Allen Comprehensive Plan is a blueprint to guide growth and development and other community initiatives. Topic areas of the plan include Land Use and Development, Agriculture and Food Systems, Housing and Neighborhoods, Economic Development, Transportation and Mobility, Public Facilities and Infrastructure, Community Services and Education, Parks and Environment and Implementation. Plan development was guided by feedback obtained from community outreach, analysis of existing conditions, and community visioning to ensure the comprehensive plan is reflective of the communities it will serve.
Public Hearing Updates - Plan Commissions
- Fort Wayne Plan Commission Public Hearing Livestream
- Allen County Plan Commission Public Hearing Livestream
Public Hearing Updates - Board of Zoning Appeals & Hearing Officer
Please check this page for updates or email the Department of Planning Services with questions.
If you need further assistance, call 260-449-7607 or email the Department of Planning Services. Please include your name and the address of the property you are inquiring about so we can provide the necessary information for your request.
Thank you for your patience!
Benjamin J. RousselExecutive Director
Patrick D. RewDeputy Director Land Use
Elissa M. McGauley, AICPDirector of Redevelopment
200 East Berry Street
Suite 150, Citizen Square
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
200 East Berry Street Suite 150, Citizen Square Fort Wayne IN 46802
Phone: 260-449-7607Fax: 260-449-7682
Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm