Permitting System Outage
The Department of Planning Services will not be able to issue permits starting at Noon Friday, January 12th, 2018. The Accela permitting system is scheduled for a system upgrade from 7:00 a.m. Friday, January 12th, 2018 and is scheduled to back online by 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday January 16th, 2018.
During this time the Department of Planning Services will not be able to accept or process Land Use Permits or Applications.
Huntertown Zoning Ordinance Technical Amendments
There is an upcoming County Plan Commission public hearing for the next phase of the ongoing Huntertown Zoning Ordinance Update project. The primary objective of this project is to update and align the Huntertown Ordinance with the Fort Wayne and Allen County zoning ordinances. This project is part of ongoing work to improve, clarify, simplify, and streamline the development and permitting processes.
During Clarion Associates work on the community's replacement zoning ordinance ordinances, consultant Don Elliott consistently brought up the fact that once the ordinances were adopted and used by the community, there would be issues that would come up with the language, or it would be determined that there would be items that had been missed, or misspellings and similar errors in the documents would be found.
That has proven to be the case, as staff has continued to identify non-substantive issues and items to be addressed since the last technical ordinance amendments became effective.
This set of technical amendments is proposed to:
1) Clarify language that is not clear based on the use of the ordinances so far;
2) Address issues that have come up since the effective date of the Huntertown replacement ordinance (1/1/2017);
3) Maintain alignment with the Allen County and Fort Wayne Ordinances.
The proposed amendments are listed in the summary included below; there are also redlined versions of the amendments below. The summary shows which pages will be affected in the ordinance.
The Allen County Plan Commission will hold a public hearing on these proposed amendments on November 9th at 1:00 p.m. in Room 035 on the Garden (Basement) Level of the Citizens Square building. Citizens Square is located at 200 E. Berry Street.
Please contact Pat Fahey of the Department of Planning Services at 449-7607 with any questions about these amendments.
The proposed effective date of this amendment is January 1, 2018.
Site Plan Routing Review Process
Changes have been made to the site plan review process. Please review this guide to see the new filing options. Site Plan Review Process Submittal Guide.
Fort Wayne, Allen County, Huntertown and Woodburn Zoning Ordinances
- Allen County Zoning Ordinance - Effective 1/1/2016
- Fort Wayne Zoning Ordinance - Effective 1/1/2016
- Huntertown Zoning Ordinance - Effective 1/1/2017
- Adoption Draft Woodburn Zoning Ordinance
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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.