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                                               Public Works Department-Inspections & Permits                                
                                                       James Colvert, Building Inspector
                                                        Phone:  (712) 943-9617                                                  
                                                        Fax: (712) 943-2133
Cell: (712)899-4882

The Public Works Department is located at 100 Bluffs Boulevard (off of Sergeant Square Drive).

Code Enforcement
The Inspection side of the Public Works department is also responsible for addressing nuisance complaints such as junk, tall weeds, un-shoveled sidewalks, unsafe living conditions, and other violations of City Code not handled by the Police Department.  To report a possible nuisance, complete the Nuisance Complaint Form and return to City Hall or complete our electronic form online.

Permit Applications can be found below or at City Hall and can be submitted online or in person. All documentation listed on the application must be submitted with it. 

Once submitted, allow 48-72 hours to be contacted about your permit & approval NO WORK is to begin until a permit is paid for and issued. 

Once your application is approved, we will contact you and your permit can be paid for and picked up at City, 401 4th Street, from 8:00am-5:00pm Mon-Fri. Payments can also be made through PSN online once you've been contacted.

Prior to commencing any projects to your home, please complete a permit application for any of the following:
New home or construction Building Permit Application

 Submit Building Permit Application Online
Moving a structure/home House Moving Permit Application

 Submit House Moving Permit Application Online
Demolishing a structure/home Demolition Permit Application

 Submit Demolition Permit Application Online
New fence Fence Permit Application

 Submit Fence Permit Application Online
New sign (business) Sign Permit Application

 Submit Sign Permit Application Online
New/renovate a driveway/sidewalk Driveway/Sidewalk Permit Application

 Submit Driveway/Sidewalk Permit Application Online
Electrical/Mechanical/Plumbing Electrical/Mechanical/Plumbing Permit Application
 Submit Electrical/Mechanical/Plumbing Permit Application Online

Requirements for Permit Issuance
 New House Click Here             
 Basement Build-Out Click Here
 House Addition Click Here

Pay for permits online

Click here to make a one-time payment towards a permit.

Need help making the payment call City Hall (712) 943-4244 or follow these simple steps:
      1.  Click just want to make a payment without registering
      2.  Complete payment information for whom the payment is for
      3.  Enter payment method
                           **Checks are FREE; fee of 2.75% (+50¢ if under $100) for credit cards**
      4.  Fill in payment details then continue
      5.  Confirm information is correct, then submit

Sergeant Bluff, IA • 401 4th Street • PO Box 703 • Sergeant Bluff, IA 51054 • Ph: (712) 943-4244 •
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