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

Building Permits

Contractor Registration

All contractors performing construction work in Manchester must be registered with the City of Manchester as well as
the Iowa Division of Labor. Without the appropriate licensing as issued by the State of Iowa, contractors will not be
allowed to secure permits or work within the City of Manchester. State of Iowa Registration information is available
online at www.iowadivisionoflabor.gov/contractor-registration.


Building Permits

A permit is required for any construction that physically changes or adds structure to a property, or for work regulated
by City code of ordinances. Before you begin a project it is important that you become familiar with all of the City of
Manchester building and zoning regulations that apply to your project.

Permit applications can be emailed to theims@manchester-ia.org or dropped off at the City Office.



The type and number of inspections depend on the project. 48-hours notice is required. Please call 563-920-0867 to
schedule an inspection.


Building & Land Development


Planning & Zoning Commission

The Planning & Zoning Commission primarily acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council. The commission studies
issues, oversees preparation of plans and ordinances, reviews, and advises on zoning and development proposals.

  • Guidelines & Fees
  • Rezone Application
  • Site Plan Review Application
  • Subdivision Review Application
  • Comprehensive Plan
  • Land Use Development Plan
  • Zoning Map 


Board of Adjustment

The Board of Adjustment authorizes variations from current zoning requirements.

  • Guidelines & Fees
  • Special Use Permit Application
  • Variance Request Application


Quick Links

Iowa One Call
Code of Ordinances
State of Iowa Building Code
International Building Code
State of Iowa Registration
Flood Map
State of Iowa Fire Marshall

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