Johnston Building Department in Johnston, Iowa

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Johnston Building Department
6221 Merle Hay Road
Johnston, Iowa, 50131

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About the Johnston Building Department

The Johnston Building Department, located in Johnston, 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.

You may contact the Department of Buildings for questions about:
  • Polk County building codes and ordinances
  • Building and construction permit searches
  • Polk County building violations, appeals, complaints, and fines
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  • Zoning regulations and ordinances in Polk County, Iowa
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Johnston Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Johnston Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings, 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.

Johnston Residential Housing Units
 JohnstonPolk County
Total Housing Units8,449193,987
Occupied Housing Units8,084 (95.7%)181,316 (93.5%)
Johnston Occupied Residential Buildings
 JohnstonPolk County
Single-Family Detached Homes4,902 (60.6%)118,659 (65.4%)
Single-Family Attached Homes1,270 (15.7%)14,365 (7.9%)
2 Apartments40 (0.5%)2,913 (1.6%)
3 or 4 Apartments278 (3.4%)3,597 (2.0%)
5 to 9 Apartments514 (6.4%)6,924 (3.8%)
10 or More Apartments1,080 (13.4%)30,831 (17.0%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing-4,027 (2.2%)
Johnston Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 JohnstonPolk County
2014 or Later482 (6.0%)3,310 (1.8%)
2010 to 2013980 (12.1%)7,147 (3.9%)
2000 to 20092,878 (35.6%)28,396 (15.7%)
1980 to 19992,694 (33.3%)42,876 (23.6%)
1960 to 1979739 (9.1%)42,927 (23.7%)
1940 to 1959239 (3.0%)28,999 (16.0%)
1939 or Earlier72 (0.9%)27,661 (15.3%)
Johnston Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 JohnstonPolk County
1 Room73 (0.9%)2,960 (1.6%)
2 or 3 Rooms811 (10.0%)20,604 (11.4%)
4 or 5 Rooms2,286 (28.3%)65,344 (36.0%)
6 or 7 Rooms1,928 (23.8%)49,204 (27.1%)
8 or More Rooms2,986 (36.9%)43,204 (23.8%)
Johnston Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 JohnstonPolk County
No Bedroom101 (1.2%)3,540 (2.0%)
1 Bedroom616 (7.6%)18,318 (10.1%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms4,488 (55.5%)119,959 (66.2%)
4 or More Bedrooms2,879 (35.6%)39,499 (21.8%)
Johnston Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 JohnstonPolk County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities8,084 (100.0%)180,913 (99.8%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities8,045 (99.5%)179,719 (99.1%)