City of Glenwood, Iowa


Do I Need a Permit?

Dear Glenwood Resident,

You are an important part of the community of Glenwood, Iowa and how you develop your property will affect our community for years to come, so as a courtesy, I would like to inform you about our building permit process.

The City of Glenwood regulates land development for the purpose of maintaining a sense of cohesiveness and livability, in addition to preventing future land disputes. The building permit process serves as a check point for development in the City of Glenwood so the property owner next to you cannot put up any type of building or structure without regards to his or her neighbor and the greater community.

A building permit regulates several areas to maintain a cohesive, attractive and livable community. They are: the size of the lot; the size, width, height, and location of the main building and accessory buildings on the lot; the amount of the lot that can be paved; the minimum amount of open space; required landscaping (for commercial and industrial); and parking requirements based on what property will be used for.

The following structures and additions require a permit before being built or placed on a property:

The City of Glenwood does not requiring permits for any type of interior structure alternation or remodel at this time.


Contact City Hall at 712-527-4717  or


Permits List

Permits can be emailed to They can be dropped off in person or mailed to City of Glenwood 5 N. Vine Street, Glenwood, IA 51534.

Permit Fees

Building Permits
Construction costs from $0 – $5,000$25.00
Construction costs from $5001 and above.5% of total cost
Demolition Permit$0.00
Grading Permit$10.00
Street Pavement Repair/ROW Permit$100.00
Sidewalk/Driveway Approach Permit$25.00
Sign Permit$25.00
Occupancy Permit$10.00
Conditional Use Permit$50.00
Variance Request – Board of Adjustment$50.00
Rezoning Request – Planning & Zoning$50.00
Property Line Adjustment/Lot Consolidation/ Lot Addition$50.00
Administrative Subdivision Plat$50.00
Minor Subdivision Plat$150.00
Major Subdivision Sketch Plat$50.00
Major Subdivision Preliminary Plat$250.00
Additional Lots$10/each
Major Subdivision Final Plat$200.00

BEFORE YOU DIG – Contact Iowa One Call

Phone: 811 or 1-800-292-8989