Fort Dodge Planning Department in Fort Dodge, Iowa

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Fort Dodge Planning Department Contact Information

Address, Phone Number, and Fax Number for Fort Dodge Planning Department, a Building Department, at Central Avenue, Fort Dodge IA.

Fort Dodge Planning Department
703 Central Avenue, Ste 4
Fort Dodge, Iowa, 50501

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About the Fort Dodge Planning Department

The Fort Dodge Planning Department, located in Fort Dodge, Iowa, ensures the construction of safe buildings, primarily through the development and enforcement of building codes. The Building Department establishes building codes and standards for the construction of buildings and addresses virtually all aspects of construction, including design requirements, building materials, parking, resistance to natural disasters, and trades such as electric and plumbing.

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  • Webster County building codes and ordinances
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  • Zoning regulations and ordinances in Webster County, Iowa
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Fort Dodge Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Fort Dodge 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.

Fort Dodge Residential Housing Units
 Fort DodgeWebster County
Total Housing Units11,10117,044
Occupied Housing Units9,903 (89.2%)15,208 (89.2%)
Fort Dodge Occupied Residential Buildings
 Fort DodgeWebster County
Single-Family Detached Homes7,292 (73.6%)12,065 (79.3%)
Single-Family Attached Homes235 (2.4%)294 (1.9%)
2 Apartments241 (2.4%)281 (1.8%)
3 or 4 Apartments533 (5.4%)699 (4.6%)
5 to 9 Apartments373 (3.8%)480 (3.2%)
10 or More Apartments938 (9.5%)966 (6.4%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing291 (2.9%)423 (2.8%)
Fort Dodge Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Fort DodgeWebster County
2014 or Later73 (0.7%)86 (0.6%)
2010 to 201376 (0.8%)169 (1.1%)
2000 to 2009413 (4.2%)727 (4.8%)
1980 to 19991,071 (10.8%)1,663 (10.9%)
1960 to 19792,697 (27.2%)4,203 (27.6%)
1940 to 19592,423 (2,423.0%)3,506 (3,506.0%)
1939 or Earlier3,150 (31.8%)4,854 (31.9%)
Fort Dodge Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Fort DodgeWebster County
1 Room197 (2.0%)212 (1.4%)
2 or 3 Rooms6,800 (68.7%)10,482 (68.9%)
4 or 5 Rooms3,675 (37.1%)5,293 (34.8%)
6 or 7 Rooms2,963 (29.9%)4,773 (31.4%)
8 or More Rooms2,261 (22.8%)3,863 (25.4%)
Fort Dodge Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Fort DodgeWebster County
No Bedroom202 (2.0%)219 (1.4%)
1 Bedroom1,032 (10.4%)1,362 (9.0%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms6,800 (68.7%)10,482 (68.9%)
4 or More Bedrooms1,869 (18.9%)3,145 (20.7%)
Fort Dodge Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Fort DodgeWebster County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities9,891 (99.9%)15,169 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities9,848 (99.4%)15,128 (99.5%)