The Right-of-Way (ROW) Department falls under the authority and jurisdiction of the Divison of Public Works.
The department is comprised of the permit office which is responsible for the processing and issuance of over 3,000 permit applications annually, as well as the ROW Enforcement Inspectors who address neighborhood right-of-way concerns to ensure the safety of pedestrians and motorists alike.
The office issues permits for construction activity (such as new and/or reconstruction of sidewalks, drive approaches and parking lots) that will occur in the right-of-way as well as providing approval for block parties, parades and events that will take place on City property.
The City of Fort Wayne Right-of-Way Department is committed to providing efficient, superior service, at the lowest possible cost to our fellow neighbors.
In general, all departmental expenses are off-set by permit revenues