Iowa Building Departments

Search for Iowa building and zoning records. Building records include building plans, building code evaluations, building surveys, and building code violations, and zoning records include zoning violations, zoning boundaries, and zoning regulations.


Iowa Assessor Office Building Departments

Assessors evaluate the value of properties and parcels in order to determine property taxes. The Assessor's Office maintains current data on every property in the district, including inventories of parcels and structures, zoning boundaries, and the value of all the property in the jurisdiction. Assessors may also keep building and zoning records, such as reports from on-site inspections, maps of property lines and zones, and value assessments for building improvements. Many Assessor's Offices provide online access to their records, including documents on building and zoning.

Iowa Building Department Building Departments

Building Departments develop and enforce building codes to ensure the construction of safe buildings. The Building Department maintains building and zoning records, including design plans for construction and renovation projects, records on the current structures on any parcel, maps showing property lines, and permits issued by the department. They also keep records on a property's compliance with building codes, including building and zoning violations, as well as records of inspection reports. Many Building Departments provide online access to building records.

Iowa Building Inspector Building Departments

Building Inspectors ensure that building construction is in compliance with building and zoning codes. They maintain documents on permits issued by the Building Department, including construction, relocation, demolition, and occupancy permits. Building Inspectors also keep approved and rejected building plans and blueprints, records on a property's compliance with building codes, and records on building and zoning violations and inspection reports. Many Building Inspectors make these building and zoning records available to the public online.

Iowa Code Enforcement Building Departments

Code Enforcement Departments ensure compliance with building and zoning codes for a county or local government. Code Enforcement Departments keep records on building code violations, zoning regulations, and zoning violations. They also maintain records on inspections, complaints filed against properties or businesses, violations issued by the department, and other local rules and regulations. The records maintained by the Code Enforcement Department are often available online.

Iowa Treasurer & Tax Collector Office Building Departments

Treasurers and Tax Collectors are responsible for the collection of property tax revenue. The Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector maintains and updates records on every parcel in the district, as well as maintaining certain building and zoning records. These records include building valuations, zoning boundaries, and building construction. Treasurers and Tax Collectors also keep documents on property taxes, including property tax assessments, defaults on property taxes, and tax liens. The office may also maintain information on property auctions and a property's prior liens or foreclosures. Many Treasurers and Tax Collectors provide online databases to access their records, including documents on building and zoning.

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