What are the requirements for building an accessory building?

Common accessory buildings include sheds and detached garages. Accessory buildings 120 square feet (10 feet by 12 feet) and over require a building permit. Download a residential building permit packet (PDF) online, or contact the Building Division at 641-754-5737. 

Show All Answers

1. What are the requirements for building an accessory building?
2. When is a building permit required?
3. What are the requirements regarding fences?
4. What are the setbacks for commercial and industrial districts?
5. What are the setbacks for residential districts?
6. What is the difference between a condo, townhome, and apartment?
7. What are the requirements for putting up a sign at my business?
8. Do I need to put a fence around my pool?