Building Departments in Muscatine County, Iowa

There are 2 Building Departments in Muscatine County, Iowa, serving a population of 42,923 people in an area of 438 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 21,461 people, and 1 Building Department per 218 square miles.

In Iowa, Muscatine County is ranked 26th of 99 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 7th of 99 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Muscatine County Building Departments

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


Muscatine County Zoning 3610 Park Avenue West Muscatine, IA

Muscatine Zoning 215 Sycamore Street Muscatine, IA

About the Muscatine County Building Department

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

Muscatine County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Muscatine 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.

Muscatine County Residential Housing Units
 Muscatine CountyIowa
Total Housing Units18,0511,376,133
Occupied Housing Units16,414 (90.9%)1,251,587 (90.9%)
Muscatine County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Muscatine CountyIowa
Single-Family Detached Homes12,634 (77.0%)934,099 (74.6%)
Single-Family Attached Homes412 (2.5%)50,897 (4.1%)
2 Apartments242 (1.5%)26,726 (2.1%)
3 or 4 Apartments514 (3.1%)39,875 (3.2%)
5 to 9 Apartments557 (3.4%)43,032 (3.4%)
10 or More Apartments1,073 (6.5%)114,679 (9.2%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing982 (6.0%)42,279 (3.4%)
Muscatine County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Muscatine CountyIowa
2014 or Later24 (0.1%)11,867 (0.9%)
2010 to 2013215 (1.3%)35,593 (2.8%)
2000 to 20091,517 (9.2%)148,031 (11.8%)
1980 to 19992,966 (18.1%)230,206 (18.4%)
1960 to 19794,218 (25.7%)317,028 (25.3%)
1940 to 19592,467 (15.0%)197,258 (15.8%)
1939 or Earlier5,007 (30.5%)311,604 (24.9%)
Muscatine County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Muscatine CountyIowa
1 Room170 (1.0%)13,066 (1.0%)
2 or 3 Rooms1,121 (6.8%)111,346 (8.9%)
4 or 5 Rooms5,508 (33.6%)399,298 (31.9%)
6 or 7 Rooms5,287 (32.2%)387,355 (30.9%)
8 or More Rooms4,328 (26.4%)340,522 (27.2%)
Muscatine County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Muscatine CountyIowa
No Bedroom183 (1.1%)14,961 (1.2%)
1 Bedroom1,278 (7.8%)108,409 (8.7%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms11,690 (71.2%)831,593 (66.4%)
4 or More Bedrooms3,263 (19.9%)296,624 (23.7%)
Muscatine County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Muscatine CountyIowa
With Complete Plumbing Facilities16,393 (99.9%)1,247,839 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities16,343 (99.6%)1,240,357 (99.1%)