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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).

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

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Johnson County Building Codes Abobe Icon
Johnson County Rental Housing Code Abobe Icon

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Residential Energy Code Compliance Form Abobe Icon
Electrical Permit Application Abobe Icon
Plumbing Permit Application Abobe Icon
Mechanical Permit Application Abobe Icon
Manufactured Home Permit Application Abobe Icon
Manufactured Home Farm Application Abobe Icon
Permit Extension Request Form Abobe Icon
Request for Hearing Before the Board of Appeals Abobe Icon

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Decks Abobe Icon
Emergency Escape and Rescue Openings Abobe Icon
Garages Abobe Icon
Residential Accessibility Standards (R320) Abobe Icon
Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Alarms Abobe Icon
Stair Design Abobe Icon
Stairs & Railings Abobe Icon
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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