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Applications and Permits
Do I Need a Permit?
"Oh, I thought I didn't need a permit for construction if I lived in the country," is a common statement. The fact of the matter is that a Zoning Permit is required for all new construction and any Change In Use of any land or building. Even a portable structure requires a permit and required setbacks from property lines must be met.

The Zoning Process
The person applying for the Zoning Permit must be the owner of the property, the contract buyer of record, or representative of the property owner (permission must be given by the property owner in writing). The application for a Zoning Permit must be completed for the proposed construction along with a site plan and applicable fee. 

State Requirements
State of Iowa Electrical Permit Requirements
Iowa State Electrical Permits and Inspections started on March 1, 2000 and are NOT performed by the county.
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PRINT AND MAIL YOUR APPLICATION AND APPLICABLE FEE USING THE FORMS BELOW

COMMON APPLICATIONS
Permits
(Commercial, Non-Commercial, Home Business, Sign)
To calculate fees use these Valuation Charts

Site Plan
Agricultural Exemption
Conceptual Review
E911 Address and Road Renaming
Floodplain Development Permit
Property Research

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS
Board of Adjustment (Appeal of Director's Decision, Variance)
Amendment (CDP, Code of Ordinance, Rezoning) 
Conditional Use Permit or Modification
Subdivision (Waiver, Right-of-Way Vacation)

DEVELOPMENT PROCEDURAL INFORMATION
Development Review Procedures

Flowchart indicating processes from beginning to end
Fee Schedule
Development application fees
Fine Schedule
Defines violations & applicable fees