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Building Services
City Services Center
500 15th Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Phone: 319-286-5831
Fax: 319-286-5830

For questions or to submit a
Public Information Request
please email:

Monday - Friday
7:30 am to 4:30 pm
Payments not accepted after 4:00 p.m.

Welcome to the Building Services Department
Serving the community through life safety codes and standards

** Storm Damage and Home Repairs **

Find resources and information about permits and storm repairs HERE

Decks, Garages, Permanent Backyard Pools, and More
Looking for permit information on building or repairing decks, detached garages, permanent backyard swimming pools/hot tubs, or other property upgrades? Visit our document library and search under "Handouts - General." 

Permit fees changed January 1, 2019. See new permit applications HERE.
The Building Services Department serves the Construction Trades, Rental Housing, and Nuisance Abatement / Zoning Enforcement divisions.

Please call the following departments for work in these areas:

COVID-19 Update

Please contact the Development Services Department for the following:

Phone 319-286-5780
Email: developmentservices@cedar-rapids.org
Phone:  319-286-5836
Email: zoning@cedar-rapids.org
  • Annexations
  • Board of Adjustment
  • City Planning Commission
  • Conditional Uses
  • New Commercial Construction and Remodels
  • New Subdivision Infrastructure Review
  • Plan Review (Commercial)
  • Plats
  • Rezonings/Future Land Use Map Amendments
  • Site Development Plans
  • New Single-Family
  • New Duplex
  • Chicken Permits
  • Community Gardens
  • Decks
  • Fences
  • Signs
  • Urban Agriculture
  • Zoning Classifications

Municipal Permit Viewer

Public Information Request Form 

Meet Kevin Ciabatti, Building Services Director 

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