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Masks required in city’s buildings

Masks required in city’s buildings

The City of North Liberty now requires masks in its public, indoor spaces. These spaces include the Community Center, City Hall and Council Chambers. This requirement will be in effect while Johnson County sees substantial and high levels of community coronavirus transmission.

This policy, in line with public health guidance from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Johnson County Public Health, is targeted to help protect the community from the highly contagious Delta variant of the virus that causes COVID-19, which is responsible for increasing hospitalizations, including among children.

While the rapid spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant is concerning, vaccines provide excellent protection against serious illness and help protect others who are vulnerable to the disease. The best way to protect yourself, your family and your community from COVID-19 is to get a free vaccination, available for those 12 and older at local pharmacies and hospitals. Visit to find a site for a free, safe and effective vaccination convenient for you.

The city’s approach to its public health policies are a dial, not a switch, as we provide targeted mitigation in line with guidance from our public health partners. As guidance and conditions change, we will update our policies.

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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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