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Indoor pool closed

Indoor pool closed

Our indoor pool is, unfortunately closed until further notice. Last night, a motor failed and will need to be replaced. We hope to have a timeline for reopening later in the week of May 13.

City Hall Reopened at 360 N Main St.

City Hall Reopened at 360 N Main St.

City Hall has moved from its previous, leased offices into the new, permanent building at 360 N. Main St. at 7 a.m.

The public can accesses the same services at the new location during the same business hours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Departments located at the building include Administration, Billing and Finance, Building Inspection, Planning, Community Relations and Human Resources.

A ribbon cutting and open house is planned for Tuesday, May 14, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

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Iowa Energy Code 661-303 requires the energy compliance documents be integrated into your plans.

Fire Department Review (if required): Refer to the North Liberty Fire Department website.

Commercial Building Permits

Required for commercial, industrial and multifamily building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and sewer and water service. Download a building permit fee calculator (Excel spreadsheet).

Commercial Building Permit Submittal Information

Residential Building Permits

Required for new and modification to building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, building sewer and water service. Download a building permit fee calculator (Excel spreadsheet).

Residential Building Permit Submittal Information

Manufactured Home Permit

Required to install a manufactured home, prior to occupancy. The application fee is $100.

Download Manufacture Home Permit Checklist


Required for the construction of streets, sanitary sewers, storm sewers, storm water management facilities, water distribution systems and other utilities. The application fee is $25.

Download Construction Permit

Temporary Business Sale or Event Sign Permit

Temporary signs for business sales or events are available through a self-service process. There is no fee.

Apply for Temporary Sign Permit

Fire Permits

The North Liberty Fire Department requires and issues permits for commercial fireworks displays, temporary tent and membrane structures, open burning situations and more. Applications can be found at the department’s website.

Fire Permit Applications

Fence Permits

Required for installing or changing your fence. Find more information here.

Download Fence Permit Application

Accessory Building Permits

Required for installation of a patio, installation or moving a shed, using a temporary storage pod, or use of a commercial dumpster (if not covered by a building or demo permit and needed for more than 7 days). Find more information here.

Download Accessory Building Permit Application

Driveway Permit

Required for additions and improvements. Find more information here.

Download Driveway Permit Application

Sidewalk Repair Permit

Required for any work done to a sidewalk. Find more information here.

Download Sidewalk Repair Permit Application

Zoning Certificate Permit

Required for a new or relocating commercial, industrial or home-based business. Find more information here.

Download Zoning Certificate Permit Application

Business or Organization Signs Permit

Required for posting, installing or changing a Sign. Find more information here.

Download Sign Permit Application

Temporary Use Permit

Required for no-more-than annual temporary uses last between five and 90 days. Find more information here.

Download Temporary Use Permit Application

Special Event Permit

Required, in general, for temporary uses that are public, commercial in nature, require use of public property, include the consumption of alcohol, amplified music, signage, road closures or temporary structures. For additional details, including exceptions, see city ordinance Chapter 171.03. The completed paperwork should be submitted to Tracey Mulcahey at [email protected] least 60 days prior to the date of your event. An application fee of $50 is due at the time the application is submitted; if the application is submitted less than 30 days prior to the event date, the permit fee will increase to $100. The application fee may be waived for non-profit organizations at the discretion of the City Administrator. City staff will review the application and the City Administrator may approve the permit subject to conditions determined to be appropriate to the specific event.

If your event meets certain guidelines, you can request it be added to our community events calendar.

Download Special Events Guide and Application

Rental Permit

Rental property in North Liberty must be inspected and licensed as of July 1, 2014.

Apply for a Rental Permit

Mobile Food Unit

Required for mobile food units, including food trucks and food vending carts, to operated in North Liberty, effective Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 and renewable annually. Fee is $50.

Download Mobile Food Unit Permit Application

Peddler Permit

Required for transient sellers. Fee depends on duration of permit.

Download Peddler Permit Application

Pet License

Required annually for all cats and dogs residing in North Liberty. Fee is $25 per pet for the first year, and free thereafter for a spayed/neutered pet or $25 each year for an intact pet.

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Urban Chickens

Required to keep chickens on residential property. Fee depends on duration of permit.

Download Urban Chicken Permit Application

Golf Carts

A permit, required to use a golf cart on public streets, can be obtained through the Police Department. The permit is $25 and is valid Jan. 1 through Dec. 31. When applying the owner/operator must provide evidence that the operator is at least 18 years of age and possesses a valid Iowa driver’s license and proof of liability insurance, and the licensed cart must have some additional equipment. Application can be made in person at the Police Department during an inspection of the golf cart.

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