Building & Trades

Building & Trades Department Notice
In support of our effort to limit public interactions, all permit applications are available online.  Applications and forms can be filled out and emailed, faxed to the corresponding department, or dropped off in an envelope at the box located on the south side of our building at 500 15th Ave SW.  Please allow time for our staff to process applications and respond back with questions.

In order to open and fill out the PDF applications, you will need the free version of Adobe Reader installed on your computer. To install Adobe Reader, please go to this link:

Download The Applications
You can find all the permit applications for Building and Trades on this page:

Fill Out The Form And Submit Through Email or At The Drop Box On The South Side of The City Services Center. For Large Plan Submittals Please Submit Through Our FTP Site. Directions On How To Do This Can Be Found Here.

  • The form should have fields that can be filled out on your computer.
  • Then save the form to your computer and attach it to an email to the appropriate departmental email address.  The email address to which you should send it will be listed on each form.
Payment Options
Registered contractors will be invoiced through our finance department. 
Payments may be made online. Click here for more instructions.

Contractor Online Payments
Homeowners online payment option can be accessed here:

Mail Payments
If you'd like to mail your payment, checks made payable to "City Treasurer" can be mailed to the following address:
Building Services
Attention:  Permit Tech
500 15th Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Inspection Requests
Inspection requests can be made online on this page:

Inspection requests will be evaluated at the time of scheduling.  If a project is not occupied, the risk is much lower and the normal scheduling process can be accommodated.  Please allow 24 hours to process inspection requests.

Projects that are of a higher risk include occupied residential projects and we will look for alternative methods or may require a check-list.
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