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:
- Flag Poles
- Grading or Drainage changes
- Temporary Structures
- Permanent Swimming Pool
- Retaining Wall over 3′ feet in height
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 email@example.com
- Dog License Application
- Chicken License Application
- Golf Cart Registration Application
- Building Permit
- Business & Alarm System Registration
- Business occupancy permit*
*Needed if you are a new business or moving your business to a different location inside city limits
- Home Business Occupancy Permit
- Conditional Use Permit
- Demo Permit
- Driveway & Sidewalk Permit
- Grading Permit
- Property Line Adjustment Consolidation Subdivisions
- Sign Permit
- Street Closing Permit
- Street Pavement Repair/ROW Application Permit
- Variance Request
Permits can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. They can be dropped off in person or mailed to City of Glenwood 5 N. Vine Street, Glenwood, IA 51534.
|Construction costs from $0 – $5,000||$25.00|
|Construction costs from $5001 and above||.5% of total cost|
|Street Pavement Repair/ROW Permit||$100.00|
|Sidewalk/Driveway Approach Permit||$25.00|
|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|
|Major Subdivision Final Plat||$200.00|
BEFORE YOU DIG – Contact Iowa One Call
Phone: 811 or 1-800-292-8989