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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.

Commercial Building Permit Submittal Information

Residential Building Permits

Required for new and modification to building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, building sewer and water service.

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

Construction Site Runoff

Required for projects with earth-disturbing activities related to construction on one acre of land or more or sites less than one acre if the earth-disturbing activities are part of a larger common plan of development that would disturb one acre or more. The application fee is $150.

Download Construction Site Runoff Application

Temporary Special Event Sign

In order to expedite permitting for the signs, the city is implementing a web-based self-sign-up permit system for business owners at A PDF version of this page is available for download. Owners may simply enter information there for the desired sign(s) to self-permit. It is also a resource to track sign usage, and city staff will review the list to make sure all signs in use are on the list. If a business does not have access to the self-sign-up, they may contact Dean Wheatley, Planning Director, at (319) 626-5747 for assistance, or stop by City Hall. Citations will be issued to businesses placing signs that are not permitted. 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

Other Permits

Special Events Guide and Application

Required, in general, 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 at 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.

Rental Permit

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

Peddler Permit

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

Pet License

Required annually for all cats and dogs residing in North Liberty. Fee is $2 per spayed/neutered pet, $25 per unspayed/unneutered pet.

Urban Chickens

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

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