Community Development

The mission of the Community Development Department is to facilitate the construction and maintenance of a strong, safe and "Beautiful Hiawatha". The dedicated staff accomplishes this through providing great customer service in a "one stop shop" setting. Community Development is the single location for:

  • Planning and Zoning
  • Permits and Inspections
  • Rental Housing Registrations
  • General Code Enforcement
  • Storm Water Management

The Community Development Department has recently developed a new online portal for access to our services and resources. Partnering with our permitting software provider we now offer online permitting, zoning application acceptance and rental registrations. We encourage you to visit our portal and register so you can complete all your permitting needs online.

The portal also provide access for forms, handouts and answers frequently asksed questions (FAQ). All the information for traditional paper submittals is available and can be printed from the online access for each division. Simply go to our online portal and follow the links to "Learn more about Permitting, Licensing, or Development".

In order to continue to improve our service we would appreciate hearing from you. Please take five minutes and complete this survey to let us know how we are doing.

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