Algona IA
Building Permits and Inspections
Property owners and contractors are responsible for obtaining a building permit prior to the start of remodeling or new construction. The permit fee is based on the valuation of the proposed improvements. A copy of the fee schedule link can be found below.

Building Permits are required for the following:

  • New construction
  • Interior remodeling
  • Electrical work
  • Electrical services
  • Plumbing work
  • Heating work
  • Structural work
  • Foundation work
  • Garages/storage buildings larger than 120 sq. ft.
  • Decks more than 30” above ground
  • Retaining walls higher than 4 ft.
  • Egress windows

The City of Algona has adopted the International Building Code, 2018 edition, including Appendix Chapters C, E, F, G,I, and J as published by the International Code Council as the Building Code of the City; the International Residential Code, 2018 edition, including Appendix Chapters A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, K, and N as published by the International Code Council as the Residential Code of the City; the International Plumbing Code, 2018 edition, including Appendix Chapters C and E as the Plumbing Code of the City; the International Mechanical Code, 2018 edition, including Appendix Chapter A as published by the International Code Council as the Mechanical Code of the City; and the International Existing Building Code, 2018 edition, including Appendix Chapter B as published by the International Code Council as the Existing Building Construction Code for the repair, alteration, change of occupancy, addition, and relocation of existing buildings, regardless of occupancy, providing for the issuance of permits and collections of fees therefor. Any questions may be directed to the Building Inspections Department at 515-295-2411.




IT IS A MUNICIPAL INFRACTION TO BEGIN ANY NEW CONSTRUCTION OR REMODEL WORK WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS PRIOR TO OBTAINING A BUILDING PERMIT.

IT IS A MUNICIPAL INFRACTION TO OCCUPY ANY BUILDING PRIOR TO OBTAINING A CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY PERMIT FROM THE CITY.

       
       
       

       
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