Statement regarding Utilities within the City of Fort Wayne
The City of Fort Wayne is taking applications for new or replacement utility or small cell tower poles. Any above ground utility pole, node, support structure, line, or overhead structure shall not be placed unless first a review application is provided to the Right of Way Department. Review applications may be obtained from the Right of Way Permitting Department or through the link below and submitted to the Right of Way Department for review.
New Pole/tower applications will be reviewed by a committee of members representing various departments within the City of Fort Wayne. Applications will be reviewed for completeness, impact to existing underground and above ground utilities, review of historic or protected districts, local zoning compliance, aesthetic comparison with surrounding structures and statements regarding co-location and feasibility of design and location selections. The city strives to maintain a level of consistency with design and placement on behalf of the businesses, residents and local corridor groups.
The following information below is intended to help applicants submit a complete application.
Utility Tower Ordinance **2017**
Applicaton - New Cell Tower Installation **Updated 3/25/20 **
Application - Collocation **updated 3/25/20**
If submitting multiple locations, please use an Excel template and submit with the application. A sample template with the required fields is listed on the link below:
If the submitted application is reviewed and approved, the Right of Way Department will provide an approved Review Form which will list the address. This address will be used for permitting purposes for the Building Department (Electrical) and Right of Way Deparment (Pole Line). Right of Way Pole Line Permit application form is included with the link below:
Application To Install Pole Line (Submit AFTER Application is reviewed and approved)
Information for the Public - for New and Collocated structures:
List of Pending Locations - Last Updated 5-8-20
The following link can be used to help determine area Zoning for proposed locations.