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Building Services

Building Inspections have been in effect since December 1, 2000, and are conducted by the Johnson County Building Inspection Division. Inspections are based on the 2015 International Building Code, 2015 International Residential Code, Iowa State Mechanical Code (2015 IMC), Iowa State Plumbing Code (2015 UPC), Iowa State Electrical Code (2014 NEC) and the Iowa State Energy Code (2012 IECC).

Small Bullet 4Information

Building Permit Application Checklist
Building Permit Fee Schedule
Change of Occupancy Permits
Cold Weather Concrete Policy
Inspection Procedures
Residential Buildings Energy Code Summary
Solar PV System
Temporary Occupancy Checklist

Small Bullet 4Construction Codes

Johnson County Building Codes
Johnson County Rental Housing Code

Small Bullet 4Forms & Applications

Building Permit Application
Residential Energy Code Compliance Form
Electrical Permit Application
Mechanical Permit Application
Plumbing Permit Application
Permit Extension Request Form
Request for Hearing Before the Board of Appeals

Small Bullet 4Residential Handouts

Emergency Escape and Rescue Openings
Residential Accessibility Standards (R320)
Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Stair Design
Stairs & Railings
Swimming Pools

Small Bullet 4Reports

Building Permit Data Report - shows building permit applicant, site address, value/fee and description for any given time period
Trade Permits Detail – shows trade permit applicant, site address, value/fee and description for any given time period

Small Bullet 4Related Links

Building Energy Code Program
Certified HERS/BPI in Iowa
Greater Iowa City Home Builders Association
International Association of Electrical Inspectors
International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials
International Code Council

Iowa Association of Building Officials
State of Iowa Electrical Licensing and Inspections