The Building Services Department consists of two divisions, Building and Trades and Code Enforcement. The Buildings and Trades Division includes building inspectors, mechanical inspectors, electrical inspectors, plumbing inspectors, and permit technicians. The Code Enforcement Division includes rental housing inspectors and code enforcement officers.
The City of Cedar Rapids Development Services Division and Building Services Division is excited to announce that we will be rolling out our new online City of Cedar Rapids Customer Self-Service (CSS) portal which will allow our customers the ability to apply for permit applications, pay for permit applications, and schedule permit inspections.
As we roll out this system, more functionality features will be added, the first being permit applications. This system provides transparency and efficiency between the contractor/applicant and the City. On December 5th, 2022, the City will implement the following permit applications: fence permits, furnace replacement permits, water heater replacements, and electrical service replacements. Please note this is NOT an automatic permit, it is a request and does not guarantee approval.
Derecho & Home Repairs
Find resources and information about permits and storm repairs HERE
Submit permits online and learn about other changes due to COVID-19 HERE
Decks, Garages, Permanent Backyard Pools, and More
Looking for permit information on building or repairing decks, detached garages, permanent backyard swimming pools/hot tubs, or other property upgrades? Visit our document library and search under "Handouts - General."
Please contact the following divisions for project-specific information
- Sidewalks, Approaches, Curb Cuts, Etc: Public Works Right-of-Way Dept at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule inspections for these types of work.
- Housing Grants, Section 8, Leased Housing: Housing Programs at 319-286-5041 in the Community Development Department.
Please contact the Development Services Department for the following:
*Applications and Submittal Requirements can be found here.
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