Building Departments in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

There are 2 Building Departments in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, serving a population of 130,330 people in an area of 71 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 65,165 people, and 1 Building Department per 35 square miles.

In Iowa, Cedar Rapids is ranked 54th of 1056 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 53rd of 1056 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Cedar Rapids Building Departments

Find Cedar Rapids, Iowa building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.

Cedar Rapids Zoning 500 15th Avenue Southwest Cedar Rapids, IA

Linn County Planning Department 930 1st Street Southwest Cedar Rapids, IA

About the Cedar Rapids Building Department

Building Departments in Cedar Rapids, IA are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Cedar Rapids DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Cedar Rapids, Iowa building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Cedar Rapids building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Cedar Rapids, IA zoning laws and requirements

Cedar Rapids Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Cedar Rapids Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Cedar Rapids Residential Housing Units
 Cedar RapidsLinn County
Total Housing Units58,84596,473
Occupied Housing Units54,431 (92.5%)89,807 (93.1%)
Cedar Rapids Occupied Residential Buildings
 Cedar RapidsLinn County
Single-Family Detached Homes35,942 (66.0%)62,053 (69.1%)
Single-Family Attached Homes2,428 (4.5%)4,681 (5.2%)
2 Apartments769 (1.4%)1,141 (1.3%)
3 or 4 Apartments2,561 (4.7%)4,072 (4.5%)
5 to 9 Apartments2,790 (5.1%)3,927 (4.4%)
10 or More Apartments8,160 (15.0%)10,100 (11.2%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing1,781 (3.3%)3,833 (4.3%)
Cedar Rapids Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Cedar RapidsLinn County
2014 or Later984 (1.8%)1,909 (2.1%)
2010 to 20132,049 (3.8%)3,570 (4.0%)
2000 to 20096,206 (11.4%)13,807 (15.4%)
1980 to 199911,647 (21.4%)20,577 (22.9%)
1960 to 197916,009 (29.4%)24,616 (27.4%)
1940 to 19599,382 (9,382.0%)13,131 (13,131.0%)
1939 or Earlier8,154 (15.0%)12,197 (13.6%)
Cedar Rapids Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Cedar RapidsLinn County
1 Room845 (1.6%)1,062 (1.2%)
2 or 3 Rooms36,037 (66.2%)58,158 (64.8%)
4 or 5 Rooms18,014 (33.1%)27,962 (31.1%)
6 or 7 Rooms16,436 (30.2%)27,144 (30.2%)
8 or More Rooms13,272 (24.4%)25,688 (28.6%)
Cedar Rapids Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Cedar RapidsLinn County
No Bedroom944 (1.7%)1,187 (1.3%)
1 Bedroom5,715 (10.5%)7,730 (8.6%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms36,037 (66.2%)58,158 (64.8%)
4 or More Bedrooms11,735 (21.6%)22,732 (25.3%)
Cedar Rapids Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Cedar RapidsLinn County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities54,350 (99.9%)89,663 (99.8%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities53,928 (99.1%)89,173 (99.3%)