As a new resident of Fort Wayne it might be difficult to know where to find important phone numbers or web links. The Fort Wayne Newcomers Club has some experience in finding this vital information. We want to make it easy for you to settle in Fort Wayne and hope the following is helpful as you make your transition to our wonderful city.
Dial 2-1-1 for a one-stop source of information for all kinds of help people can need, from medical and financial crises to support for the disabled. Call 211 from any phone for free and confidential information and referral services available 24 hours a day. Fort Wayne area's community and social service agencies have created this valuable resource at www.211NortheastIndiana.org.
One Call to City Hall
The public now can dial 311, to get quick and easy access to non-emergency City services. The call center is available from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and the online forms are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Why would you call? Request service for Fort Wayne city garbage or recycling collection, or report a missing pick-up, to report a menacing pothole or non functioning traffic light, etc. The number will be answered by a live customer service representative during normal hours of operation ready to assist you.
For general City information, please click here to email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commercial passenger, freight traffic and private traffic fly through Fort Wayne International Airport. The Lt. Paul Baer Terminal south of the city on Ferguson Road, accessible from Indianapolis Road (which becomes Ferguson) and west of Bluffton Road. Call 260-747-4146 or go online to www.fwairport.com. To obtain up-to-date flight departure and arrival information log on to www.flyfwa.com.
Allen County Neighborhoods Association
All homeowners groups and neighborhood associations outside the city of Fort Wayne are welcome to participate in the association's 7-8:30 pm quarterly meetings. The Allen County commissioners support the association to improve communication between neighborhoods, residents, government and various other community services. For more information, call the commissioners' office at 260-449-7555. A Guide for Allen County Homeowner Associations is available for download at www.allencounty.us/neighborhoods-association.
Internet, Cable and FIOS TV Service
Fort Wayne offers internet, cable and FOIS TV service through either Comcast or Frontier (formerly Verizon).
Comcast--260-456-9000 or www.comcast.com
Frontier--877-462-8188 or www.frontier.com/customerservice
Bureau of Motor Vehicles
The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles has three offices in Allen County, and information is also available online from www.in.gov/bmv.
Waynedale Branch--6721 Old Trail Road, Suite 300 260-747-5764
Pine Valley Branch--10256 Coldwater Road 260-489-0690
New Haven Branch--701 Lincoln Highway West 260-749-5178
Business and Civic Organizations
For general information about businesses, contact Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce, 826 Ewing St., 260-424-1435 or www. fwchamber.org
To check the record on a business you patronize contact the Better Business Bureau, 4011 Parnell Ave., 260-423-4433 or www.neindiana.bbb.org.
Concerned Citizens Watch
This organization is devoted to educating the citizen of Fort Wayne about the purpose and mission of Concerned Citizen Watch, Inc. of Fort Wayne. Contact Director Joe Taylor at 260-745-7710 or http://mysite.ncnetwork.net/res8k9a5/index.html.
Fort Wayne eServices
Fort Wayne has centralized their online electronic services into one convenient location, called eServices. From this page, access online forms, applications, and permits, and also find links to electronic forms and online services. www.cityoffortwayne.org/eservices.html.
Health Care Providers, The Fort Wayne Medical Society, 709 Clay St., 260-420-1011, offers a physician referral service.
Other referrals are available from:
Lutheran Health Network Physician Referral at 260-435-7910, www.lutheranhealth.net/interior.php?t=88
Parkview Physician Referral Service at 260-373-3395, www.parkview.com/FindDoctor/Pages/SearchPage.aspx
The Allen County Public Library has been part of the Fort Wayne area's social and culture since 1895. It has grown to consist of the main library in downtown Fort Wayne and 13 branches in the city and outlying communities. The library is the proud home of the nation's largest public library genealogical collection. Visit www.acpl.lib.in.us to learn more about the library, services and locations.
Nature Preserves, Parks and Trails
If you have not already realized that Fort Wayne is a great city and offers its' residence so much. Those who call Fort Wayne home (and the surrounding area) are privileged to have a vast assortment of natural resources available to use and enjoy. Celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2010 is the ACRES Land Trust, Inc., which offers public access to several of its Allen County nature preserves. Call ACRES at 260-637-2273 for a further information or visit them online at www.acreslandtrust.org. Additional preserves are managed by the Little River Wetlands Project and their contact information is 260-478-2515 or online at www.lrwp.org Fort Wayne and Allen County have breathtaking parks which offer many programs and activities. Find information for the Fort Wayne Parks Department at www.fortwayneparks.org and information for the Allen county parks system is located at www.allencountyparks.org. Fort Wayne's Rivergreenway is a 20-mile long "linear park" along the city's three rivers, linking the city's parks and overlying areas to downtown. It is paved and designed to accommodate walkers, runners, cyclists and rollerskates: www.indianatrails.org/Rivergreenway.htm.