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Have a Healthy and Happy Halloween with Safety Guidance

Halloween is coming up, but it will look different than years past because, you know, the COVID-19 pandemic.

Johnson County Public Health and other experts caution that traditional trick-or-treating is riskier than alternatives; although interactions door-to-door are typically quick, they usually involve close and frequent contact, the conditions that spread SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Often, many kids and families gather at doors or on sidewalks, and the more households they visit, the greater chance that germs are spread and linger. Here are some ways to keep yourself, your kids and your community healthy.

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Accessory Building Permit & Uses Information & Checklist

Application review and approval process requires the following:

Fully completed Permit Application (complete and submit online [preferred], mail in, or drop off at City Hall, 3 Quail Creek Circle in North Liberty).

Site plan uploaded or brought with application which includes:

  • North arrow.
  • Property street address.
  • Street name(s).
  • Lot size with dimensions.
  • Right-of-way and easements marked (if known).
  • All Structures on the Property including the proposed storage building, swimming pool, or play/recreational structure
  • Setback distances from to accessory building to all property boundary lines and separation distance between the accessory building .

Permits are approved with these conditions understood:

Online Application Portal:

Complete your application, illustrate your site plan, and have your, or your contractor’s, detailed project proposal, upload them through the online application portal.

  • Enter the project address in the “Property Information” field and pick from the drop down addresses.
  • Choose “Zoning” for Permit Type
  • Scroll down to Upload your application & project plans, and Submit.

North Liberty Code regarding Zoning Ordinances:

Chapter 168 – Zoning District Regulations

Chapter 169 – Development Regulations   (shed permits here, 169.06)

Chapter 170 – Special Use Regulations

Chapter 171 – Non-Conforming, Conditional, and Temporary Uses

North Liberty Code of Ordinances:

North Liberty Code of Ordinances

Additional Information

Storage Buildings. All accessory buildings used for storage or other similar use may be located in any portion of the rear yard under the following conditions:

R Zones

Separation from Main Building. All accessory buildings shall be separated from the main building by 10 feet.

  • Maximum 200 square feet gross building size
  • No portion of the structure shall be located in any of the following areas:
  • Less than four feet from any adjoining property line.
  • Less than 10 feet from a public or private alley
  • Within Easements
  • Maximum building height of 10 feet (measured at midpoint of roofline height and eave height)

R-FB Zones refer to 168.05(8)(K)

Storage Shed. A maximum of one storage shed per lot, no greater than 12 x 12 feet, may be located as an accessory use to the factory-built home, provided the shed is located on the same space as the factory-built home. The storage shed shall not be located in the front yard setback area of the factory-built home space.

Front Yard Area.  No private garage or storage buildings shall be located in the front yard area.   (the attached yard illustrations are for “Yard” definition purposes only. Site plans do not require those details)

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