Inspections & Permits
James Colvert, Building Inspector
Phone: (712) 943-9617
Fax: (712) 943-2133
The Inspections Department office is located in the Public Works building at 100 Bluffs Boulevard (off of Sergeant Square Drive) up in the mezzanine above the employee breakroom.
The Inspection department is responsible for addressing nuisance complaints such as junk, tall weeds, un-shoveled sidewalks, unsafe living conditions, and other violations of City Code not handled by the Police Department. To report a possible nuisance, complete the Nuisance Complaint Form and return to City Hall or complete our electronic formopens in a new window online. You may also view the status of an existing complaint by searching for it here.
Permit Applications can be found below or at City Hall and can be submitted online or in person. All blank spaces shall be filled in (best of ability) and required documentation on the back page of the application shall be submitted with the permit application.
Once submitted, allow 3-5 business days to be contacted about your permit & approval NO WORK is to begin until a permit is paid for and issued.
Once your application is approved, we will contact you and your permit can be paid for and picked up at City Hall, 401 4th Street, from 8:00am-5:00pm Mon-Fri. Payments can also be made through PSN online once you've been contacted.
Search for the status of an existing permit by clicking HERE.
Prior to commencing any projects to your home, please complete a permit application for any of the following:
|Permit Name||Download Application link||Online Application link|
|New home or construction||Building Permit Applicationopens in a new window||Submit Building Permit Application Online|
|Moving a structure/home||Housemoving Permit Application||Submit House Moving Permit Application Online|
|Demolishing a structure/home||Demolition Permit Applicationopens in a new window||Submit Demolition Permit Application Online|
|New fence||Fence Permit Applicationopens in a new window||Submit Fence Permit Application Online|
|Sign Permit Application||Submit Sign Permit Application Online|
|New/renovate a driveway/sidewalk||Sidewalk/Driveway Application||Submit Driveway/Sidewalk Permit Application Online|
|Electrical/Mechanical/Plumbing||Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing Permit Application||Submit Electrical/Mechanical/Plumbing Permit Application Online|
Pay for permits online
Click here to make a one-time payment towards a permit. opens in a new window
Need help making the payment call City Hall (712) 943-4244 or follow these simple steps:
- Click just want to make a payment without registering
- Complete payment information for whom the payment is for
- Enter payment method **Checks are FREE; fee of 2.75% (+50¢ if under $100) for credit cards**
- Fill in payment details then continue
- Confirm information is correct, then submit