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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
  • 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. Those changes may be subject to additional review fees. 
  • Please keep in mind that review times vary depending on the order they are submitted. 
  • Below is a list of items needed for submittal. 

 

New Construction Submittal
Commercial
Residential
1) Current bond on file - City of Bettendorf bond form 1) Current bond on file - City of Bettendorf bond form
2) Building Permit 2) Building Permit
3) Hard Copies - (2) Full size set of plans & (2) half size set 3) Digital set of plans (Stamped and Signed*)
4) Digital Copy of Plans (Stamped and Signed*) 4) Plot Plan
5) COSESCO Application and Erosion Control Site Plan 5) COSESCO Application and Erosion Control Site Plan
6) Site Plan 6) Survey Certificate
Certification substantiating building meets or exceeds IECC requirements (COMCHECK) Certification substantiating building meets or exceeds IECC requirements (RESCHECK)
* stamped and signed by a designed professional, engineer, or architect registered to practice in the state of Iowa


Remodeling, Alterations, Additions Submittal
Commercial Residential
1) Current bond on file - City of Bettendorf bond form 1) Current bond on file - City of Bettendorf bond form
2) Building Permit 2) Building Permit
3) (2) Full size sets of plans and (2) half size set 3) Digital set of plans with as much detail as possible (Signed and Stamped)
4) Digital set of plans (Signed and Stamped)  


Contractor Requirements
General Contractor Electrical, Mechanical, & Plumbing Contractors
Current bond on file ($10,000 Surety Bond) 1) Plumbing & Mechanical - Contractor License and Master Certification (Iowa Department of Public Health)
  2) Electrical – Contractor License and Master Certification (State Fire Marshal Division Electrical Bureau)
  3) Contractor Registration (Iowa Workforce Development)


Homeowners Pulling Their Own Permits
  • Only homeowners who own & live at the home may do their own building/general construction work.
  • Electrical work is allowed by the homeowner, except for work involving the panel or service.
  • Replacement of water lines, faucets, and water closets is also allowed by homeowners.
  • They may also replace small portions of their private sidewalks, but may not replace driveway approach (ie: the portion that connects the driveway to the street. That must be applied for by a bonded contractor).