1. Please review the homeowner guidelines listed in the attachment below to determine if you are eligible to obtain a permit as an owner and occupant of a property you wish to self-perform work.
  2. Complete the Permit Application, Homeowner affidavit and the Advanced structural affidavit.
  3. Email the all completed forms to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or place them in the drop box located outside of the Building Department office located at 200 E Berry St. Ste #180 Fort Wayne, IN 46802.
  4. One of our permit specialists will reply to your email claiming your project. That clerk will be your contact throughout the permitting process and will contact you with any further instructions needed.

pdfHomeowner Guidelines

pdfPermit Application

pdfHomeowner Affidavit

pdfAdvanced Structural Affidavit



Building Department

Contact Info

200 East Berry Street
Suite 180
Fort Wayne, IN 46802-1811

M-F 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Lobby closed 12:00 pm-1:00 pm for sanitation

(260) 449-7131 (phone)
(260) 449-7596 (fax)

George Smith
Building Commissioner

Joseph Hutter
Assistant Building Commissioner

James Krauhs
Senior Electrical Inspector
(260) 449-7614

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