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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

*** The Building Services Department continues to experience a high volume of permit and inspection requests as our community continues to make repairs following the devastating derecho. Our staff is working hard to process permits as quickly as possible. Due to the high volume of permits currently being received, please expect and plan for delays.  The anticipated timeframe for the plan review process has also been extended. We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding and patience.***

Derecho & Home Repairs
Find resources and information about permits and storm repairs HERE

COVID-19 Protocols
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." 

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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