Don’t know where to turn?
The City of Fort Wayne has created a one-stop service for many of the questions and problems its residents experience with its 311 One Call to City Hall service, also accessible online at www.cityoffortwayne.org/311.html. Citizens can report issues and track response to problems with these city services and other issues:
An abandoned vehicle on private or public property; a streetlight out; a pothole in a street; a missed garbage collection; a missed recycling collection; and water drainage concerns.
City of Fort Wayne and Allen County government proceedings and programming can be found on cable Comcast Channel 58 and Frontier FIOS Channel 27. County Commissioners, Council and Plan Commission proceedings are included in programming on cable Channel 55 and Frontier FIOS Channel 25.
Closest Medical Help
If you need help in an emergency situation or need an ambulance, call 911 and be prepared to stay on the phone until the dispatcher has sufficient information to help you.
7333 W. Jefferson Boulevard
7950 W. Jefferson Boulevard
St. Joseph Hospital
Fort Wayne Fire Department
5801 Bluffton Road
Fort Wayne Police
1320 E. Creighton Ave.
Whether your digging project is big or small, it’s important to know what’s below before you dig. Call 811 to locate buried utility lines.
To report an emergency involving flooding that may be an immediate threat to health or life, call 911. Street flooding should be reported to Water Pollution Control Maintenance (260) 427-1255 or 311.
The Allen County Department of Health or for information, call (260) 449-7459.
7025 Old Trail Road
6013 Bluffton Road
2200 Lwr. Huntington Road
Bureau of Motor Vehicles
6721 Old Trail Road, Ste 300
Weekly garbage pickup is provided for residents. Call (260) 427-1270, for information or to report a problem with pickup.
Drop off yard waste to be composted or pick up biosolids and compost to use for a minimal fee at:
6231 MacBeth Road
Materials accepted are: Leaves, garden waste, prunings, vines, grass, brush and weeds.
The leaf pickup program operates from mid-October until Christmas and passes through each neighborhood twice picking up leaves raked to the park strip or left there in biodegradable bags. Call 311 to report problems or missed pickups.To have bagged leaves picked up within two business days, call (260) 427-2302.
When snow or ice begins accumulating on the streets, plowing and/or salting operations will commence. Fort Wayne is divided into snow routes with each route assigned a minimum of two trucks. Residential streets generally take 48 hours to plow, assuming crews can stay at it and do not have to move back to priority streets.
Wayne Township Trustee – Richard Stevenson
The Wayne Township Trustee’s Office at 320 East Superior Street in downtown Fort Wayne provides several programs to help Township residents, who have suffered a temporary setback and cannot meet their basic needs. Our goal is to counter the cycle of poverty by giving those in need a “hand up” and moving them from “assistance to independence.” The Trustee’s Office also maintains a high level of community involvement by participating in many community events such as the Waynedale Memorial Day Parade and Waynedale Picnic. The boundaries of Wayne Township include all of the Waynedale area.
Following is a summary of programs the Wayne Township Trustee’s Office offers. More information is available at www.waynetownship.org or by phone at (260) 449-7000.
– Township Assistance: provides help for our residents who are temporarily unable to pay their housing and/or utility bills. Income and eligibility guidelines must be met.
– Prescription Medication Assistance: can pay for medications or help with co-pays for eligible clients who do not have the resources to meet their prescription medication needs.
– The Employment Department: provides employment training classes and assists with job searches as a requirement for clients who are receiving township assistance and are able to work.
– Workfare Department: Wayne Township clients, who are able to work, are required to ‘give back” to our community by performing an assigned number of hours through our Workfare Department at non-profit or government agencies.
– Payee Program: for persons who have been deemed by a physician to be unable to manage their financial affairs. This program ensures that the basic needs of Social Security recipients are met.
– The Community Harvest Food Bank Farm Wagon: visits the Wayne Township Office at 9 a.m. every Monday to provide food to anyone in need. Wayne Township also maintains a food pantry in conjunction with Associated Churches.
– Burial Assistance: provides limited burial assistance to families who cannot afford to bury their loved ones.
– Clothing Bank: maintains a clothing bank to provide clients, particularly those applying for jobs, with appropriate clothing. Clothing availability depends on donations.