Building Inspection Services
Building Inspection Services is as a part of the Development Services Division within Neighborhood and Development Services. Building Inspection Services is responsible for enforcement of all codes and ordinances regulating the protection of the public health, safety and general welfare as it relates to the built environment and maintenance of existing structures.
Issuing all permits for new construction, additions, alterations, repairs and signs is one of the key functions of Building Inspection Services.
Building Inspection Services enforces the following construction codes:
- 2009 International Building / Residential Code, as amended
- 2009 International Mechanical Code
- 2009 Uniform Plumbing Code, as amended
- 2012 International Fire Code
- 2009 International Fuel Gas Code
- 2011 National Electrical Code, as amended
The complete Iowa City Code can be found at: www.sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=953
In addition to the above codes, Building Inspection Services enforces the Zoning, Sign, Nuisance, Weed, Noise, Graffiti, Site Plan Review, Floodplain Management and Construction Site Runoff Ordinances. Enforcement of snow and ice removal from public sidewalks is also a responsibility of Building Inspection Services.