Building Departments in Dubuque County, Iowa

There are 3 Building Departments in Dubuque County, Iowa, serving a population of 96,571 people in an area of 609 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 32,190 people, and 1 Building Department per 202 square miles.

In Iowa, Dubuque County is ranked 30th of 99 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 5th of 99 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Dubuque County Building Departments

Find Dubuque County, Iowa building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.

Dubuque County Permits and Zoning 13047 City View Drive Dubuque, IA

Dubuque Permits 50 West 13th Street Dubuque, IA

Dubuque Planning Department 50 West 13th Street Dubuque, IA

About the Dubuque County Building Department

Building Departments in Dubuque County, 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 Dubuque County 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:
  • Dubuque County, Iowa building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Dubuque County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Dubuque County, IA zoning laws and requirements

Dubuque County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Dubuque County 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.

Dubuque County Residential Housing Units
 Dubuque CountyIowa
Total Housing Units41,0651,386,722
Occupied Housing Units38,330 (93.3%)1,256,855 (90.6%)
Dubuque County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Dubuque CountyIowa
Single-Family Detached Homes27,681 (72.2%)936,515 (74.5%)
Single-Family Attached Homes1,340 (3.5%)51,615 (4.1%)
2 Apartments1,541 (4.0%)26,009 (2.1%)
3 or 4 Apartments2,135 (5.6%)40,360 (3.2%)
5 to 9 Apartments1,334 (3.5%)43,379 (3.5%)
10 or More Apartments2,764 (7.2%)115,549 (9.2%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing1,535 (4.0%)43,428 (3.5%)
Dubuque County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Dubuque CountyIowa
2014 or Later386 (1.0%)20,326 (1.6%)
2010 to 20132,014 (5.3%)38,328 (3.0%)
2000 to 20095,233 (13.7%)146,540 (11.7%)
1980 to 19995,928 (15.5%)230,871 (18.4%)
1960 to 197910,102 (26.4%)317,879 (25.3%)
1940 to 19595,610 (5,610.0%)195,266 (195,266.0%)
1939 or Earlier9,057 (23.6%)307,645 (24.5%)
Dubuque County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Dubuque CountyIowa
1 Room372 (1.0%)14,203 (1.1%)
2 or 3 Rooms25,668 (67.0%)830,419 (66.1%)
4 or 5 Rooms11,391 (29.7%)396,506 (31.5%)
6 or 7 Rooms12,210 (31.9%)387,800 (30.9%)
8 or More Rooms11,305 (29.5%)346,039 (27.5%)
Dubuque County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Dubuque CountyIowa
No Bedroom478 (1.2%)16,239 (1.3%)
1 Bedroom3,002 (7.8%)108,716 (8.6%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms25,668 (67.0%)830,419 (66.1%)
4 or More Bedrooms9,182 (24.0%)301,481 (24.0%)
Dubuque County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Dubuque CountyIowa
With Complete Plumbing Facilities38,189 (99.6%)1,253,328 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities37,839 (98.7%)1,245,359 (99.1%)