Parking Enforcement is a revenue-producing department that was placed under the supervision of the City Clerk in 1997. This Department is made up of the following employees: one supervisor who also handles installation and repairs, one assistant installation and repair person, and five enforcement officers.
How does Parking Enforcement serve the citizens of Fort Wayne?
First and foremost, they respond to citizens' complaints via the 311 Department. They investigate neighborhood concerns from abandoned vehicles to blocked driveways, while monitoring disability parking and fire lanes throughout the city to ensure public access and safety.
Parking Enforcement officers are assigned to cover the meters in downtown Fort Wayne between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM, Monday through Friday. Citizens may park at the meters free of charge after 5 PM on weekdays and all day during weekends and City holidays.
Every time there is a paving project, a tree removal or even water main work, Parking Enforcement is out posting No Parking signs at least 24 hours in advance to give the residents notice. When your favorite festival or the farmer's market is happening downtown, they ensure that the meters are bagged to create space for the vendors and performers.
How are the revenues from fees and violations used?
All payments for parking violations are reserved in the Parking Meter Fund. This money can be used for specific purposes only, defined in City Code as follows:
If you have a problem in your neighborhood that needs Parking Enforcement to investigate, please contact 311 with the details including the street and vehicle description. The Violations Bureau can answer questions about citations at (260) 427-1208 Monday through Friday, from 8 AM to 5 PM.