Citizens Square Closed Until Further Notice

May 11th, 2020

Due to the decision by the Mayor of Fort Wayne and Allen County Commissioners to close all Citizen Square offices to the public in response to COVID-19, the following changes will occur until at least May 18:

Environmental Services

  • Pollution Control: large septic system plans too difficult to mail can be dropped off at the Barr Street entrance at Citizens Square. Designers will need to call 449-7530 to inform the Department what time they will be dropping off plans.
  • All other documents/payments will need to be submitted by mail. Forms can be found at:
  • Phase I reports: the $25 fee will be waived for the search/report generation of records for all requestors. Reports will be e-mailed back to the requestor. Forms can be found at: call 449-7459 for questions regarding Phase I reports.

Food and Consumer Services

  • All food and tattoo permits and must be submitted by mail. Forms can be found at:
  • Floor plans for new/remodeled establishments may be submitted by e-mail or mail.
  • All previously scheduled meetings have been cancelled until further notice.
  • Please call 449-7562 with any additional questions.

Vital Records

  • All birth and death records request must be made via mail or online through VitalChek Network (link available on website). Forms can be downloaded at and mailed to:
    • Vital Records Office
      200 E. Berry St., Suite 360
      Fort Wayne, IN 46802
  • All paternity affidavit meetings have been postponed until further notice.
  • Please call 449-7147 with any additional questions.

Other Public Records Requests

  • Anyone requesting to view public records in person at Citizens will have to wait until the building reopens.
  • Public records request can still be made by submitting a form via mail, fax or e-mail. The Public Records Request form can be downloaded at and e-mailed to, faxed to (260) 449-3010 or submitted by mail to:
    • Allen County Department of Health
      200 E. Berry St., Suite 360
      Fort Wayne, IN, 46802