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Building Services
City Services Center
500 15th Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Phone: 319-286-5831
Fax: 319-286-5830

Department Contacts

Mon - Fri: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Payments not accepted after 4:00 p.m.

Welcome to Building Services
Serving the community through life safety codes and standards.

Meet Kevin Ciabatti, Building Services Director 

The Building Services Department serves the Construction Trades, Rental Housing, and Nuisance Abatement / Zoning Enforcement divisions.

Parties interested in obtaining a permit for a new single family, new duplex, sign, fence, deck, community gardens/urban agriculture, and chickens or to find out what your property is zoned are encouraged to contact the Zoning Department in Development Services at 319-286-5836 or zoning@cedar-rapids.org.

Please contact Development Services for the following services:
  • Annexations
  • Conditional Uses
  • New Commercial Construction and Remodels
  • New Subdivision Infrastructure Review
  • Plan Review (Commercial)
  • Plats
  • Rezonings/Future Land Use Map Amendments
  • Site Development Plans

Information regarding housing grants can be found by contacting Housing Programs in the Community Development Department.

To check the status of an existing permit, please visit our Municipal Permit Viewer.

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