Railroad Camp Car Systems

The Department of Health issues permits and conducts inspections of railroad camp cars to protect the health, safety, and welfare of persons temporarily housed in railroad mobile camps.

Camp CarRailroad companies that house employees in a mobile camp must notify the Department of Health within two days of their arrival at a location in Allen County and request an inspection to ensure the camp cars are safe and sanitary. Camp cars are inspected in accordance with 410 IAC 6-14 and the Allen County Camp Car Ordinance 11-21-08-2.

If you have any questions about obtaining a camp car permit, please call us at (260) 449-7561.

Below are links to state and local regulations, an application for permit and other helpful information.


Permit Application


The fee is dependent on the number of camp cars:

1-10 cars: $ 465.00
11 or more cars: $ 620.00

Make all checks or money orders payable to the Allen County Department of Health. If mailing the application, please include the completed form along with payment.

Mail applications to:

Allen County Department of Health
200 E. Berry St., Suite 360
Fort Wayne, IN 46802