Building Permits

Requirement Details

A building permit is required for any structure that falls under the following descriptions:
  • Added to
  • Demolished
  • Enlarged
  • Erected
  • Moved
  • Reconstructed
  • Removed
  • Structurally altered

Application Process

To apply for a building permit the following information is required:
  • Completed building permit application including all contractor information
  • Two sets for residential, and three sets for commercial, of uniform sized, dimensioned, and legible plans
  • Site plans showing property lines, set back lines, and building location – see Setback Requirements
    • Fee is paid after approval
    • Minimum permit fee is $25 for up to $500 worth of work
    • See Fee Schedule for valuation of work above $500
  • Permit must be paid and signed for in person at the Building Department, 1512 7th Street, Coralville, IA 52241
Note: For new construction, please refer to requirements for: