DPS follows up on all zoning complaints from the public. We go to the property and take pictures, and if there is evidence or suspicion of a violation, we notify the property owner. The owner has a deadline to respond or clean up the property. We work with property owners to bring their properties into compliance within a reasonable amount of time. If the property is in violation at the next inspection, legal counsel may get involved and the owner may be taken to court.
DPS staff works with other departments depending on the complaint, and it may be faster to call the respective department. For unlicensed or inoperable vehicle complaints on private property, please call us at 260-449-7607. For drainage complaints, call the Allen County Surveyor at 260-449-7625. For structural or building complaints, or if someone is building without a permit, please call the Allen County Building Department at 260-449-7131.