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Suite 150 Citizen Square
200 East Berry Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
M-F 8am - 5:00pm

Phone  260.449.7607 
Fax 260.449.7682

Executive Director
Kimberly Bowman, AICP

Deputy Director for Land Use
Paul Blisk, AICP

Director of Redevelopment
Mark R. Royse, CED 

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Office Closed Announcement

The Department of Planning Services will be Closed October 28, 2014 all day. Our office will reopen on Wednesday October 29, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. Online permits filed on October 28th will be processed on Wednesday October 29th. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Proposed August 2014 Technical Zoning Ordinance Amendments

The Allen County and Fort Wayne Plan Commissions will be holding public hearings on proposed amendments to the replacement Zoning Ordinances. The Fort Wayne Plan Commission hearing will be on August 11th, 2014 at 6:00 p.m., and the Allen County Plan Commission hearing will be held on August 14th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Both hearings will be held in Room 35 of Citizens Square 200 East Berry Street. Direct links to the supporting documents for these amendments are located below.

  1. pdfAllen County Plan Commission Staff Report
  2. pdfAllen County Technical Amendment - Redline as Recommended by the Plan Commission
  3. pdfFort Wayne Plan Commission Staff Report
  4. pdfFort Wayne Technical Amendment - Redline as Recommended by the Plan Commission
  5. pdfAmendment Summary - As Recommended by the Plan Commissions

Replacement Zoning Ordinances Adopted

The replacement Allen County and Fort Wayne zoning ordinances have been adopted by the County Commissioners and the Fort Wayne Common Council.  The new zoning ordinances were effective as of Thursday, April 3rd, 2014.  Direct links to the zoning ordinances are located below.

  1. pdfAllen County Replacement Zoning Ordinance - Effective - April 3rd 2014
  2. pdfFort Wayne Replacement Zoning Ordinance - Effective - April 3rd 2014  
  3. pdfAdministrative Manual - Effective - April 3rd 2014

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 contact Christian Beebe via email to receive the new projects meeting application and calendar. There is no fee to participate in the new projects meeting.

Developing Downtown?
If you are considering a development proposal within the downtown Fort Wayne area (CM5A and CM5B zoning districts) please contact Christian Beebe and/or Rachel Black 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, fa├žade renovations, signage, fencing, and parking. It is often beneficial to discuss your plans with staff members prior to filing any applications or permits.

Our Mission is to provide professional, responsive, efficient and cost-effective government and community services to provide assistance to and improve the quality of life of the people in Allen County.

As of March 3rd 2008 the Fort Wayne Land Use Management and Zoning Department and the Allen County Department of Planning Services became one department. Our office hours are Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM till 5:00 PM. If you have questions about the new permit or about changes to department processes please contact our office at (260) 449 - 7607.