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Asbury City Hall
5290 Grand Meadow Drive, Suite 1 Asbury, IA 52002

Phone: (563) 556-7106
Fax: (563) 556-2001


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Building Code

The City of Asbury has implemented a Building Code since 2004.  The following are some common projects that require a building permit, the City requires a permit before work begins.  Separate permits are required for electrical, plumbing, mechanical and excavation work.  Also new in 2011, all contractors must apply for a Erosion Control Permit and Post Construction Stormwater Permit.  If you have any questions regarding permits, you may contact Doug Hummel at dhummel@cityofasbury.com.  

  • New Houses (All new construction homes will be inspected to ensure they are equipped with dual-senson smoke detectors as required by the State Fire Marshal.)

  • Wood decks, patio covers, porches (repair and replacement)

  • Roof Work

  • Siding, Soffit, Fascia, Casings

  • Additions

  • Garages and carports

  • Structural repairs i.e. foundations, walls, headers, beams, joists and rafters.

  • Retaining walls over 4 feet high

  • Swimming Pools

  • Interior remodeling involving drywall, moving/building of walls, altering windows and/or doors etc.

  • Demolition of all or part of a structure

This list is not all inclusive.  If you have any questions whether your project requires a building permit, please call City Hall at 563.556.7106.

You can pick up permit application forms at City Hall, or print them using the links below: 

Click for link to Electrical Permit

Click for link to Plumbing Permit

Click for link to Mechanical Permit

Click for link to Building Permit


Please be sure to to check zoning regulations before you submit plans to ensure you are able to build.  Most residential plans will be reviewed within one week of application, subject to the work load of the inspector.  Please call ECIA at 563.556.4166 for all inspections.

City of Asbury Current Adopted Codes Are:

  • 2015 International Building Code (IBC)

  • 2015 International Residential Code (IRC)

  • 2014 National Electrical Code (NEC)

  • 2015 International Plumbing Code (IPC)

  • 2015 International Mechanical Code (IMC)

  • 1997 Uniform Code of Building Conservation (UCBC)

  • 2015 International Fire Code