208 East Main Street
Manchester, Iowa 52057
(563) 927-3636

Do I need a Building Permit?

If you are planning a home improvement project you may be wondering, “Do I need a permit?” 

Building permits are required to construct, add onto, alter, remove, demolish or repair a structure. Examples of projects that require a permit are: re-roofing, re-siding, garages, sheds, decks, signs, remodels, fence, and any electrical/plumbing work.  A permit ensures that proper services are provided to safeguard life, health, general public welfare and property values. Through the permit process, city staff will review permitted construction work and installations to ensure that they are done safely and in accordance with current requirements. In advance of when you wish to begin work, submitting all the required information about your project along with the permit application form will help to ensure a timely review and permit issuance.  For additional information about permit requirements, please visit our Planning & Building page. If you are unsure if your project requires a permit or if you have other questions, please contact the Building Inspector/Zoning Official at 563.927.1112.

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