The Fire Code Enforcement Division’s mission is to prevent fires before they happen. We are dedicated to making Fort Wayne a safer place to live, work or visit by providing the highest level of fire protection to its residents and guests. This is accomplished with guidance and compliance of the fire code which is the key to minimizing the risk of life and property loss.

Our goal is achieved in a number of ways that includes; ensuring that newly constructed structures are designed with the proper fire protection and life safety systems built into them, eliminating fire and life safety hazards, the regulation of storage, use and handling of hazardous materials, ensuring fire safety and evacuation plans are established, assisting with fire drills, and the enforcement of the Indiana Fire Code as well as local ordinance.

The Fire Code Enforcement Division also performs annual inspections for code compliance, inspections during the construction process, final occupancy inspections, and responds to safety complaints.

We strive to provide courteous, timely and quality assistance to persons seeking to develop property with the City of Fort Wayne. We look forward to working with you to assure minimizing the risks of loss of life and property.