Apply for a Permit

Applications for permits and licenses are now being accepted online through our CitizenServe Portal.  There you can apply for a variety of County permits.

Adopted Building Codes and Design Criteria

If you are unable to apply online, please call our office (712.328.5847), visit us in person or choose the applicable permit application form below, print it, complete it and submit it to our office.

APPLICATION #101 -New Single Family Dwelling Combination Permit
APPLICATION #102 – Commercial Construction Combination Permit
APPLICATION #201 – Septic Permit
APPLICATION #301 – Well Permit
APPLICATION #302 – Geothermal Well Permit
APPLICATION #303 – Dewatering Well Permit
APPLICATION #401 – Floodplain Development Permit
APPLICATION #501 – One Story Detached Residential Accessory Building
APPLICATION #502 – Pole Structure (Noncommercial) Permit
APPLICATION #503 – Deck & Uncovered Porch Permit
APPLICATION #504 – Patio Cover & Carport Permit
APPLICATION #505 – Enclosing Existing Patio Cover Permit
APPLICATION #506 – Residential Addition Permit
APPLICATION #507 – Residential Basement Finish Permit
APPLICATION #508 – Pool-Spa-Pool Barrier
APPLICATION #509 – Re-roof Structural – Window/Door Enlargement Permit
APPLICATION #510 – Interior Renovation and Finishing
APPLICATION #511 – Home Occupation & Interior Renovation Permit
APPLICATION #512 – Retaining Wall Permit
APPLICATION #513 – Grading Permit
APPLICATION #514 – Agricultural Exemption Request
APPLICATION #515 – Sign Permit
APPLICATION #601 – Mechanical Permit
APPLICATION #602 – Electrical Permit
APPLICATION #603 – Plumbing Permit
APPLICATION #604 – Re-roof Nonstructural Permit
APPLICATION #605 – Demolition Permit
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Pottawattamie County Emergency Notification System

Pottawattamie Alert is the countywide emergency notification system serving all residents within Pottawattamie County and its communities.

Part of the Alert Iowa System, Pottawattamie Alert is a high-speed notification and weather warning service. This no-charge service is available to businesses and residents of Pottawattamie County and its Communities that allows public officials to warn citizens of pending emergencies, critical public information during disasters, recommended protective actions, and provides automated severe weather warnings tailored to your preferences. The system can also be used to provide other important information to communities.