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  • PAYMENTS via check will need to be made payable to CITY TREASURER. Payment must be paid by check, cashier’s check, or money order. Payments may also be dropped off in an envelope at the box located on the south side of our building at 500 15th Ave SW.   Please note there is an online payment option.  To enroll in this option, please contact the permit technicians at 319-286-5939 or by e-mail at residential@cedar-rapids.org.

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  • PERMIT APPLICATIONS: Please make sure all permit applications are filled out completely. Incomplete application forms will take longer to process and will delay how soon an inspection can be scheduled. 


Please allow 24-48 hours for permit to be entered into our system. If additional information is required for review our department will contact you

Permit inspections can be scheduled by calling 319-286-5831 between 7:30 am and 4:30 pm.


Permanent Backyard Pools, Decks, Garages, and More
Looking for permit information on building or repairing decks, detached garages, permanent backyard swimming pools/hot tubs, or other property upgrades? Scroll through our document library below and search under "Handouts - General." 

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Applications for Permits - Building/Trades 14 documents
CAT:369
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Must be filled out and submitted with all commercial permit applications
document Header Building Commercial Code Summary
file:3125
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For commercial remodels, additions, and repairs
document Header Building Commercial Permit Application
file:4087
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For residential remodels, additions, and repairs.
document Header Building Residential Permit Application
file:4086
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For commercial, residential, and accessory structures
document Header Demolition Permit Application
file:4315
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document Header Excavation Permit Link (Public Works)
file:379
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Must be signed to begin foundation work prior to plan approval
document Header Foundation Permit Disclaimer and Submittal Requirements
file:2895
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document Header Moving Permit Application
file:384
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document Header Occupation of Street or Public Property Permit Application
file:386
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To renew an existing permit only
document Header Permit Renewal Application for Issued Building Permits
file:3926
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For commercial, residential, and accessory structures
document Header Roofing Permit Application
file:3971
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document Header Sewer Permit Application
file:3980
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document Header Sewer Trenchless Permit Application
file:3981
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document Header Solar Permit Application
file:3170
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For commercial and residential subcontractor work
document Header Trade Permit Application (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing)
file:4261
Applications and Forms - Housing Inspections (Rental) 8 documents
CAT:2997
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document Header Change of Landlord Information Form
file:3674
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document Header International Property Maintenance Code
file:4143
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document Header Landlord Business Permit Form
file:3675
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document Header Property Deletion Form
file:3686
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document Header Property Deletion Form (Continued)
file:3687
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document Header Rental Inspection Checklist
file:3306
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document Header Rental Unit Multi Registration Form
file:3688
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document Header Rental Unit SFD Duplex Registration Form
file:3689
Handouts - Energy Code 4 documents
CAT:2812
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document Header 2012 IECC Residential Flow Chart
file:2813
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document Header 2012 Iowa Energy Code
file:2816
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document Header 2012 Iowa Residential Energy Code Summary
file:2817
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document Header 2013 Energy Conservation Code Sign Off
file:2818
Handouts - General 37 documents
CAT:393
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document Header Accessibility Fact Sheet
file:2797
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document Header Accessibility Summary
file:2798
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document Header Bathroom Handicap Requirements
file:2799
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Record document at Linn County Recorder's Office for basement rooms with no egress window
document Header Bedroom Egress Affidavit
file:4505
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document Header Code Requirement Checklist (Residential)
file:3215
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Required information that needs to be provided for deck applications
document Header Deck Handout
file:4506
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document Header Detached Garage
file:2802
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document Header Egress Window Handout
file:2803
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document Header Exhaust Requirements
file:2804
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document Header Factory Built Structure Compliance Certificate Form-Fillable.pdf
file:4508
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document Header Final Building Inspection Checklist (Residential)
file:2924
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document Header Flash Flood Flyer
file:2805
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document Header Requirements for Architect and Engineered Plans
file:2806
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document Header Safety Glazing
file:3410
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document Header Smoke Alarm CO Detector Fact Sheet
file:2808
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document Header Swimming Pools-Spas-Hot Tubs
file:2809
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document Header Wall Floor and Roof Framing
file:2810
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document Header Wheelchair Ramps
file:2811
Historic Preservation Committee (Chapter 18) 3 documents
CAT:2827
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document Header Cedar Rapids Historic Landmarks
file:2830
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document Header Historic Preservation Commission
file:2831
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document Header Historic Preservation Program
file:2832
New Single Family Dwelling Documents (including street trees) 6 documents
CAT:2787
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document Header Erosion Site Plan Pamphlet
file:2790
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document Header Fast Tract Application
file:2841
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document Header Single Family Application
file:3972
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document Header Single Family Dwelling Packet
file:4470
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document Header Tree Development Program Brochure
file:2791
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document Header Tree Development Program FAQs
file:2792
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