The Allen County Building Department will be opening to the public on Monday May 18th at 8am with some new procedures to ensure physical distancing.


1.We will be closed from 12:00pm to 1:00pm Monday through Friday for cleaning and sanitation. 

2.We ask that all contractors continue to use the online permitting process if possible. 

3.There will be a 3 permit limit per visit. 

4.There will be a maximum occupancy posted for our lobby.

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Covid-19 Inspection Information

 

Building Department Commissioners Monthly Updates

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New 2018 Residential Code is now in effect as of Dec. 26, 2019

New 2018 Residential Code

Indiana Amendments to the 2018 Residential code (2020 Indiana Residential Code)

docLockout Policy 

pdfResidential Electrical Affidavit

docAdvanced Structural Component Affidavit

pdfPressure Test Affidavit

pdfHandicap Access Notification

pdfHood Guideline Affidavit

pdfPhased Affidavit

Land Use, Permitting and Inspections Satisfaction Survey

Contractors take notice of these building Permits: 

The Building Department was created to administer and enforce building, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, electrical, plumbing, sanitation, sign codes and standards, to provide minimum standards for the protection of life, limb, health, environment, public safety and welfare, and for the conservation of energy in the design and construction of buildings and structures.

What We Do:

  • Issue Contractors Licenses and Registrations
  • Issue Building Permits
  • Inspections
  • Issue Certificate of Occupancy
  • Minimum Housing Inspections
  • Sponsor Prometic / ICC Tests
  • Sponsor Prometic / ICC Contractor Test
  • Sponsor Prometic / ICC Electrical Test Master and Journeyman
  • Sponsor Prometic / ICC HVAC Test Supervisor and Journeyman
  • Sponsor Prometic / ICC Non Sanitary Piping Supervisor and Journeyman

Current Codes used in Allen County

  • General Administrative Rules: (675-IAC-12 GAR)
  • Indiana Building Code: (675-IAC-13 IBC) Based on: 2012 International Building Code (1st printing) with Indiana Amendments, Effective December 1, 2014.
  • Indiana Residential Code: (675-IAC-14-4.4) Based on: 2018 International Residential Code (1st printing) with Indiana Amendments, Effective December 26, 2019
  • Industrialized Building Systems: (675-IAC-15 ISB) Effective May 15, 2003
  • Indiana Plumbing Code: (675-IAC-16 IPC) Based on: 2006 International Plumbing Code with Indiana Amendments, Effective December 24, 2012
  • Indiana Electrical Code: (675-IAC-17 IEC) Based on: 2008 National Electrical Code (1st printing) with Indiana Amendments, Effective August 26, 2009
  • Indiana Mechanical Code: (675-IAC-18 IMC) Based on: 2012 International Mechanical Code (1st printing) with Indiana Amendments, Effective December 1, 2014
  • Indiana Energy Conservation Code 2010 (ASHRAE 90.1 2007 edition, as amended)
  • Indiana Swimming Pool Code: (75-IAC-20 ISPC) Based on: 1989 Indiana Swimming Pool Code with Indiana Amendments, Effective April 24, 2011
  • Indiana Safety Code for Elevators, Escalators, Man lifts and Hoists: (675-IAC-21 SCEEMH) Based on: ASME A18.1, 2005, Effective April 13, 2011
  • Indiana Fire Prevention Code: (75-IAC-22 IFC) Based on: 2012 International Fire Code, (1st printing) with 2008 Indiana Amendments, Effective December 1, 2014
  • Indiana Supplementary Fire Safety Rules: (675-IAC-24 SFSR) Effective May 17, 2003
  • Indiana Fuel Gas Code: (675-IAC-25 IFGC) Based on: 2012 International Fuel Gas Code (1st printing), with Indiana Amendments, Effective December 1, 2014

Code Books may now be purchased on line at www.iccsafe.org then select the product store

RULES AND REGULATIONS - Thirteenth Addition Effective 5-7-2003 - click here to download or purchase it at our office for $10.00 per copy.

FEE SCHEDULE CHANGES

The Board of Directors for the Allen County Building Department has amended the fee schedule for permits. The new fee schedule will take effect January 1, 2016. Click here to review the new fee schedule.

We now accept credit card payments for over-the-counter purchases.

Call for Comments on Rules and Regulations

The Allen County Building Department is asking for commentary on proposed changes to the rules and regulations, Chapter 1, Section A 8 and A 9 regarding the licensure requirements for sub-contractors in the listed categories. The attached draft proposal is subject to wide revision prior to being submitted to the Building Department Board of Directors at a later date to be announced. A sub-committee composed of members of the Building Contractors Association, Home Builders Association, building department board, and building department staff has been established to examine proposals and recommend new policy to the board for a formal vote in a future meeting. The time period for accepting commentary will be thirty days starting February 21, 2020. Comments will be accepted via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and by us mail or in writing during normal office hours.

Please watch our website as well as our FB page for updates and posting of a revised draft once commentary is closed.

docxNew_Registration_Rules_and_Regs_Draft.docx

 

Building Department

Contact Info

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

M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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

John E. Caywood
Building Commissioner

George Smith
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

Curtis Auld
Senior Commercial Structural Inspector
(260) 449-7597

Dave Longsworth
Senior Housing Inspector
(260) 449-7549

Betsy Keisler
Senior Compliance Division
(260) 449-7186