In conjunction with Scott County Iowa, the City of LeClaire issues building permits for a variety of residential and commercial building projects. A permit must be obtained AND approved prior to the commencement of the project and are subject to an inspection process.
Questions can be directed to the LeClaire Building Official:
Scott County issues the following building permits:
Plumbing, electrical, mechanical, interior remodeling, roofing, siding, or windows – please proceed to Scott County to apply for the appropriate permit:
The City of LeClaire issues the following building permits:
Fence, Demolition, Sign, Deck*, Solar*, Floodplain, Swimming Pool*, Retaining Wall, Antenna/Tower, Moving Structure, Parking Area, Sidewalk, Driveway, Accessory Structure (Sheds & Garages)*, Storm Drainage/Culvert, Sewer Lateral Connection, Home and Business Building Additions and New Construction, and Grading/Excavation (COSESCO)* – please apply to the City of LeClaire for the appropriate permit:
*Additional Information required (must be uploaded with permit application):
Garages/Accessory Structures - A garage or shed permit requires the completion of the Scott County building guide for detached garages.
Decks – A deck permit requires the completion of the Scott County building guide for uncovered decks and porches.
Grading/Excavation COSESCO – Major (Greater than 1 acre): In addition to the City permit, a permit is required from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
- Floodplain Development – any construction work in a designated floodplain zone as determined by the FEMA flood map https://msc.fema.gov/portal/
homerequires a separately issued floodplain permit.
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