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Building Division


BUILDING DEPARTMENT GENERAL INFORMATION

No Construction Work Which Requires a Permit May Be Started Until a Permit Has Been Issued

Plan Submittal & Review Requirements:

Plan reviews will be completed in the order they are submitted. The review process will begin once all paperwork has been submitted and all requirements have been met. Additionally, if there are changes to the plans mid project, we require those updated plans to be submitted and reviewed.

The following items are needed in order to review, approve, and process an application:

New Commercial & Industrial Construction:

  • Current bond on file - City of Bettendorf bond form
  • Completed application for a Building Permit
  • (2) Full size set of plans & (1) half size set (stamped and signed by a designed professional, engineer, or architect registered to practice in the state of Iowa)
  • 1 Digital copy (stamped and signed plans)
  • COSESCO Application and Erosion Control Plan
  • Site plan
  • Certification substantiating building meets or exceeds IECC requirements (COMCHECK)

New Residential Construction:

  • Current bond on file - City of Bettendorf bond form
  • Completed application for a Building Permit
  • Digital set of plans
  • Plot plan
  • COSESCO Application and Erosion Control Plan
  • Survey Certificate
  • Certification substantiating building meets or exceeds IECC requirements (RESCHECK)

Remodeling, Alterations, Additions:

Sidewalks & Approaches:

Contractor Requirements:

General Contractors must have a bond on file with the city in the amount of $10,000.00 (see specific form)

Trade Contractors (Electrical, Mechanical, & Plumbing)

Homeowner Requirements:

Homeowners who live at the home may do their own building / general construction work; electrical work (except for installation of service or panel); replacement of water lines, faucets, and water closets.  They may also replace small portions of their private sidewalks, but may not replace driveway approaches.