AA

Accela Automation (software)

ACA

Accela Citizens' Access (online permit application system)

ACHD

Allen County Highway Department

ACOWMD

Allen County Onsite Wastewater Management District

ACSO

Allen County Surveyor's Office

ACSTSM

Allen County Stormwater Technical Standards Manual

APO

address, parcel/property number, owner

ASM

Access Standards Manual

AX

Application Extender (software)

BMP

best management practice

BZA

Board of Zoning Appeals

C of C

certificate of compliance

C of O

certificate of occupancy

CAP

case, application, permit (terminology from Accela permit management software)

CC

city code

COC

certificate of compliance (this abbreviation is used in Accela only)

DPS

Department of Planning Services

DVS

(Fort Wayne City Utilities) Department of Development Services

DWF

design Web format (compressed drawing file format developed by Autodesk)

E&SC

erosion and sediment control

EPA

United States Environmental Protection Agency

FDC

fire department connection

FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEN

Fence ILP

FIRM

federal insurance rate maps

FIS

flood insurance study

FWFD

Fort Wayne Fire Department

GAR

General Administrative Rules (State of Indiana)

GFA

gross floor area

GIS

geographic information systems/electronic mapping

HO

hearing officer

HUC

hydrologic unit code

HVAC

heating, ventilation, and air conditioning

IAC

Indiana administrative code

IBC

Indiana Building Code

IC

Indiana code

ICC

International Code Council

IDEM

Indiana Department of Environmental Management

IDNR

Indiana Department of Natural Resources

IESNA

Illuminating Engineers Society of North America

IFC

Indiana Fire Code (can also be International Fire Code)

ILP

improvement location permit (i.e., land use permit)

INDOT

Indiana Department of Transportation

IRC

Indiana Residential Code

ISDH

Indiana State Department of Health

L.S.

licensed surveyor

m

meter(s)

MCM

minimum control measure

MFR

multi family residence

MS4

municipal separate storm sewer system

NFPA

National Fire Protection Association

NOI

notice of intent

NOT

notice of termination

NPDES

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System

OE

overhead electrical

OTCP

over the counter permit

P.E.

professional engineer

PC

Plan Commission

PIV

post indicator valve (a type of shut-off valve for water supply)

RGO

river greenway overlay (district)

ROW

right-of-way

SF

square feet

SFHA

special flood hazard area

SFR

single family residence

SPEC

Highway Department Specification Guidelines

SWCD

Soil and Water Conservation District

SWPPP

stormwater pollution prevention plan (pronounced "swip")

SWQMP

stormwater quality management plan

TP

transportation plan

TS

traffic study

TSS

total suspended solids

ZHO

zoning hearing officer