Building Departments in Iowa, Iowa

There are 2 Building Departments in Iowa, Iowa, serving a population of 73,415 people in an area of 26 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 36,707 people, and 1 Building Department per 12 square miles.

In Iowa, Iowa is ranked 46th of 1056 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 45th of 1056 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Iowa Building Departments

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


Iowa City Building Department 410 East Washington Street Iowa, IA

Iowa City Zoning 410 East Washington Street Iowa, IA

About the Iowa Building Department

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

Iowa Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Iowa 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.

Iowa Residential Housing Units
 IowaJohnson County
Total Housing Units31,66960,952
Occupied Housing Units29,697 (93.8%)57,423 (94.2%)
Iowa Occupied Residential Buildings
 IowaJohnson County
Single-Family Detached Homes13,126 (44.2%)28,992 (50.5%)
Single-Family Attached Homes2,868 (9.7%)6,606 (11.5%)
2 Apartments1,135 (3.8%)1,519 (2.6%)
3 or 4 Apartments1,270 (4.3%)2,288 (4.0%)
5 to 9 Apartments2,913 (9.8%)4,108 (7.2%)
10 or More Apartments7,774 (26.2%)11,232 (19.6%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing611 (2.1%)2,678 (4.7%)
Iowa Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 IowaJohnson County
2014 or Later649 (2.2%)1,149 (2.0%)
2010 to 20131,043 (3.5%)2,970 (5.2%)
2000 to 20093,913 (13.2%)10,959 (19.1%)
1980 to 19998,549 (28.8%)17,500 (30.5%)
1960 to 19798,800 (29.6%)14,294 (24.9%)
1940 to 19592,734 (9.2%)4,087 (7.1%)
1939 or Earlier4,009 (13.5%)6,464 (11.3%)
Iowa Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 IowaJohnson County
1 Room704 (2.4%)907 (1.6%)
2 or 3 Rooms5,217 (17.6%)8,340 (14.5%)
4 or 5 Rooms10,861 (36.6%)19,304 (33.6%)
6 or 7 Rooms6,746 (22.7%)13,831 (24.1%)
8 or More Rooms6,169 (20.8%)15,041 (26.2%)
Iowa Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 IowaJohnson County
No Bedroom821 (2.8%)1,041 (1.8%)
1 Bedroom3,619 (12.2%)5,082 (8.9%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms18,481 (62.2%)36,250 (63.1%)
4 or More Bedrooms6,776 (22.8%)15,050 (26.2%)
Iowa Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 IowaJohnson County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities29,526 (99.4%)57,211 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities29,200 (98.3%)56,758 (98.8%)