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Building Services
City Services Center
500 15th Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Phone: 319-286-5831
Fax: 319-286-5830

For questions or to submit a
Public Information Request
please email:

Monday - Friday
7:30 am to 4:30 pm
Payments not accepted after 4:00 p.m.

Building Services Department

Derecho & Home Repairs

Find resources and information about permits and storm repairs HERE
** Building Services staff is experiencing a high volume of permit requests. We are processing permits as quickly as possible; delays are anticipated. We thank you for your patience.** 

COVID-19 Protocals
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." 

COVID-19 Update

Related Work

Please contact the following divisions for project-specific information

Please contact the Development Services Department for the following:

Phone 319-286-5780
Email: developmentservices@cedar-rapids.org
Phone:  319-286-5836
Email: zoning@cedar-rapids.org
  • Annexations
  • Board of Adjustment
  • City Planning Commission
  • Conditional Uses
  • New Commercial Construction and Remodels
  • New Subdivision Infrastructure Review
  • Plan Review (Commercial)
  • Plats
  • Rezonings/Future Land Use Map Amendments
  • Site Development Plans
  • New Single-Family
  • New Duplex
  • Chicken Permits
  • Community Gardens
  • Decks
  • Fences
  • Signs
  • Urban Agriculture
  • Zoning Classifications

*Applications and Submittal Requirements can be found here.

Municipal Permit Viewer

Public Information Request Form 

Meet Kevin Ciabatti, Building Services Director 

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