Building Permits & Inspections

The Building Permits Department will strive to assist you with your permit in an efficient and accountable manner. They are responsible for permitting of building, fence and demo permits.

  • Building permits are not required for work done inside your home.  

Please do not begin any work until the permit has been approved by the City Council.

Anytime you break ground, for any reason, you must call Iowa One Call 800/292-8989.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the process for getting a building, fence or demo 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.  You must submit payment at the time of application.  Building and fence permits are $20 and are valid for 1 year.  Special building permits are $50.  Demo permits are $75 and valid for 30 days.  Permits must be received prior to the meeting.  This allows for inspection from public works.  Permits must be approved by council at the Regular Council Meeting before work can begin.  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.

Do I need a permit for a new roof?

No, a permit is not required for a roof.