green - Permit Required

yellow - Permit may be required

AC - Only in Allen County, outside of Fort Wayne

FW - Only in Fort Wayne

Home Improvement Projects

Type of Work or Project

Building Permits

Land Use Permits
or Requirements

Health Department
Permits

City Right-of-Way
Permits

Surveyor's Office
Permits

City Street Tree
Requirements

City Utilities

County Highway
Permits

New structure      
Room addition to structure        
Interior remodel            
Roof over/tear off and reroof            
Re-siding              
Plumbing            
HVAC            
Electrical            
New wall construction, reconstruction, and/or drywall              
Replacement water heaters/furnaces/AC              
Sleeping room window replacement              
Foundation or other structural repair            
Attached decks or unattached decks/gazebos more than 30 inches above grade        
Irrigation system installation          
Flooring                
Painting/wallpaper                
Trim carpentry                
Cabinet installation/replacement                
Fixture replacement (electrical or plumbing in which pipes or wiring is not altered)                
Cosmetic repair/maintenance                
Concrete flatwork              
Sheds/outbuildings less than 200 SF  

AC

     
Sheds/outbuildings greater than 200 SF      
Window/door replacement (other than sleeping rooms) where no framing is altered                
Installing, repairing, altering septic system            
Swimming pool, above- and in-ground      
Open or screened-in porch        
Fence  

FW

           
Project on residential lot that disturbs 1 or more acres of land            
Project on residential lot that disturbs less than 1 acre of land            
Installation of utility services in the street right-of-way      

FW

 

AC

Installation of a new access point or the reconstruction of an existing access point to a public roadway      

FW

 

AC

Installation of public sidewalks      

FW

 

AC

Block a traffic lane along a major roadway or to close a roadway      

FW

     

AC

Installation of new overhead wires within the right of way      

FW

   

AC

Private facilities being installed within the street right-of-way      

FW

 

AC



Commercial and Industrial Projects

Type of Work or Project

Building Permits

Land Use Permits
or Requirements

Health Department
Permits

City Right-of-Way
Permits

Surveyor's Office
Permits

City Street Tree
Requirements

City Utilities

County Highway
Permits

Large residential projects (e.g., subdivision construction)      

FW

 
Non-residential projects with greater than 1 acre of disturbance      

FW

 
Non-residential projects with less than 1 acre of disturbance      

FW

 
Installation of utility services in the street right-of-way      

FW

 

AC

Installation of a new access point or the reconstruction of an existing access point to a public roadway    

FW

FW

AC

Installation of public sidewalks      

FW

FW

AC

Block a traffic lane along a major roadway or to close a roadway      

FW

     

AC

Installation of new overhead wires within the right of way      

FW

 

AC

Private facilities being installed within the street right-of-way      

FW

FW

AC

New construction of commercial or industrial building      

FW

 
Improvements to commercial or industrial building (e.g., changes to parking lot, landscaping, detention basins, etc.)      

FW