Building Departments in Johnson County, Iowa

There are 4 Building Departments in Johnson County, Iowa, serving a population of 144,425 people in an area of 614 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 36,106 people, and 1 Building Department per 153 square miles.

In Iowa, Johnson County is ranked 33rd of 99 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 3rd of 99 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Johnson County Building Departments

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


Coralville Building Department 1512 7th Street Coralville, IA

Iowa City Building Department 410 East Washington Street Iowa, IA

Iowa City Zoning 410 East Washington Street Iowa, IA

North Liberty Building Department 5 East Cherry Street North Liberty, IA

About the Johnson County Building Department

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

Johnson County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Johnson 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, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Johnson County Residential Housing Units
 Johnson CountyIowa
Total Housing Units60,9521,376,133
Occupied Housing Units57,423 (94.2%)1,251,587 (90.9%)
Johnson County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Johnson CountyIowa
Single-Family Detached Homes28,992 (50.5%)934,099 (74.6%)
Single-Family Attached Homes6,606 (11.5%)50,897 (4.1%)
2 Apartments1,519 (2.6%)26,726 (2.1%)
3 or 4 Apartments2,288 (4.0%)39,875 (3.2%)
5 to 9 Apartments4,108 (7.2%)43,032 (3.4%)
10 or More Apartments11,232 (19.6%)114,679 (9.2%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing2,678 (4.7%)42,279 (3.4%)
Johnson County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Johnson CountyIowa
2014 or Later1,149 (2.0%)11,867 (0.9%)
2010 to 20132,970 (5.2%)35,593 (2.8%)
2000 to 200910,959 (19.1%)148,031 (11.8%)
1980 to 199917,500 (30.5%)230,206 (18.4%)
1960 to 197914,294 (24.9%)317,028 (25.3%)
1940 to 19594,087 (7.1%)197,258 (15.8%)
1939 or Earlier6,464 (11.3%)311,604 (24.9%)
Johnson County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Johnson CountyIowa
1 Room907 (1.6%)13,066 (1.0%)
2 or 3 Rooms8,340 (14.5%)111,346 (8.9%)
4 or 5 Rooms19,304 (33.6%)399,298 (31.9%)
6 or 7 Rooms13,831 (24.1%)387,355 (30.9%)
8 or More Rooms15,041 (26.2%)340,522 (27.2%)
Johnson County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Johnson CountyIowa
No Bedroom1,041 (1.8%)14,961 (1.2%)
1 Bedroom5,082 (8.9%)108,409 (8.7%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms36,250 (63.1%)831,593 (66.4%)
4 or More Bedrooms15,050 (26.2%)296,624 (23.7%)
Johnson County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Johnson CountyIowa
With Complete Plumbing Facilities57,211 (99.6%)1,247,839 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities56,758 (98.8%)1,240,357 (99.1%)