Building Permits & Inspections

Apply Online

Online applications are available for homeowners and contractors for the following residential and commercial permits:

  • Building
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Plumbing 
  • Zoning Site Plan Review

Apply for a permit online.

Schedule Inspection

Inspections are conducted Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Permit and Inspection Search

Permit Fees

Alternate Application Methods

If you are unable to apply for permits online, complete the appropriate fillable PDF application and submit it via email. You can complete an application in person at our office located on the first floor of the Jean Oxley Public Service Center, 935 1st St SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.

An inspection can be requested via email or by phone at 319-892-5130.

Permit Extension

A 180-day permit extension can be requested PRIOR to permit expiration. Request a permit extension.