Building Code and Permits

DOES YOUR PROJECT REQUIRE A PERMIT?

Home Remodel Project

Many construction and home renovation projects require a permit before construction may begin. A few common projects requiring a permit include and are not limited to:

New houses (See additional requirements for new construction projects below)
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.


REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION

The City requires a permit before work begins. Separate permits are required for electrical, plumbing, mechanical and excavation work.   In addition, contractors must obtain Erosion Control Permit and Post Construction Stormwater Permit.

 Once work is completed, the contractor is required to call for inspection of work.   For inspections call ECIA 24 hours prior to inspection at 563.556.4166.

All new construction homes are required to be equipped with dual-sensor smoke detectors as required by the State Fire Marshal. 

If you have any questions regarding permits, you may contact Doug Hummel at dhummel@cityofasbury.com.

PERMIT APPLICATIONS

You may 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
Click for link to Zoning Permit

CITY OF ASBURY  ADOPTED CODES

2015 International Building Code (IBC), 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC), 2015 International Plumbing Code (IPC), 2015 International Mechanical Code (IMC), 1997 Uniform Code of Building Conservation (UCBC), and 2015 International Fire Code

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