Building Inspection Services


  • Initiate action on dangerous and unsafe structures, if needed
  • Insures compliance on all construction, remodeling, improvements, and alternations in order to protect the health, safety, and welfare for the citizens of Cedar Falls
  • Responsible for the enforcement of all federal, state, and local building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical codes

Building Permit

Refer to to see up-to-date progress on active permits.


The following codes are adopted for reference by the City:
  • 2015 International Residential Code
  • 2015 International Building Code
  • 2015 International Fire Code
  • 2014 National Electric Code
  • 2017 National Electric Code (enforcement starts July 1) 
  • 2015 Uniform Plumbing Code
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code

The following code is adopted by the State of Iowa and enforced by the City:
  • 2012 International Energy Conservation Code