Building Permits & Inspections

The Building Permits Department will strive to assist you with your construction project in an efficient and accountable manner. They are responsible for permitting all construction.  The Building Permits Department is responsible for:

  • Issuing building permits
  • Reviewing building plans
  • Working directly with the Planning and Zoning Commission

To obtain a permit for both residential and commercial uses, simply download the forms below or call City Hall at #515-827-5425 and we will be happy to provide you with the necessary forms.

To pay for a permit online:

If you are planning on doing any digging on your property, always call Iowa One Call at  #800-292-8988 FIRST and have the utilities located for your property.  

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the process for getting a building permit?

Take a moment to read all required information provided. Then print and fill out the building permit application form and return to city hall.  Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to give us a call or send us an email.  We will be happy to help you.

Will I need a building permit if I build a fence?


If I build a new garage, will I need a building permit?


If I replace my roof and window, will I need a building permit?

No, general home improvements like this do not require a building permit.  If you enclose a porch or add a deck / anything that will increase the square footage of you home/property, will require a building permit.