Building Permit (Commercial & Residential) App

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Application Process. Complete and submit this form when requesting a building permit. Staff will process the application and send an invoice for applicable fees once approved. A permit will be issued and sent to applicant upon receipt of payment. 

→ Large projects/developments will be required to use E-plan for submissions regarding any applicable survey certificates, floodplain development permits, energy codes, construction site erosion permits, septic systems, public health approvals, grading, site plans, etc. The E-plan Project # will be needed when submitting this application. 

→ Small residential projects require submittal of building plans and schematics. Documents should clearly indicate the work applied for. Plans shall include section views, floor plans, roof and floor framing plans. Structural engineered drawings are required for trusses and engineered/laminated components. Include egress window sizes, door and window schedule. 

Questions? Contact our building staff at 563.326.7745 during business hours Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except holidays. 

Find more information on building and construction requirements at www.davenportiowa.com/build.

Use this link for details on the fee schedule


Other Code Requirements. Be advised, additional regulatory requirements and permits may apply to projects located in the floodplain, locations listed on Davenport’s Registry of Landmark Property, and locations on the National Historic Registry. Building staff will advise applicants of any additional codes that may apply.

Other Permits.  Other permit application(s) and fee(s) are required for land disturbing activities greater than 5,000 Sq Ft, sidewalk approach and other work in the right-of-way, sewer connections, electrical, mechanical, plumbing. 


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Enter Contractor # Provided by the City, or Enter the Contractor Name to Lookup. Homeowners should enter 1000 for # and Homeowner in the Contractor Name Field.

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By submitting this application at the button below, I certify that all information submitted is true and correct. Furthermore I acknowledge other permits and construction requirements may apply.