When isn't a building permit required?
A permit is not required in the circumstances listed below. However, before beginning a project, check with the Community Development Department at (319)753-8175.
•Tool/storage sheds less than 120 square feet for Commercial and Residential. Even though a permit is not required, contact Planning and Zoning for zoning issues.
•Driveways and sidewalks
•Painting, papering, tiling, carpeting, countertops- if not part of additional on going work.
•Replacement Windows

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1. When do I need a permit?
2. When isn't a building permit required?
3. What happens if a contractor or owner contractor begins work without first obtaining a building permit?