Building Division

PLEASE NOTE: All contractors working on storm damaged projects must be registered as an Emergency Repair Business Contractor 

The Building Division is under the Department of Housing and Community Development. The City of Marshalltown requires building permits for items including, but not limited to, additions to residential and commercial buildings and new structures for all uses. 


For monthly building reports click here

Dangerous & Dilapidated Building Program 

For additional information please contact the Building Division.

Information for Commercial Developers from Alliant Energy

Are you planning a new building for your business? Or a major renovation? Alliant Energy’s Commercial New Construction program can help with free energy analysis and financial incentives for upgrades such as LED lights, high efficiency HVAC, or increased insulation. Timing is key, you should enroll in the program early - once you’ve hired an architect or your mechanical/electrical engineer. Learn more from the program flyer. Get started with an application.