Permits & Inspections

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 serice 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

Hiawatha is building a safe, sanitary, durable, and sustainable community through the administration of modern codes and our permitting and inspection process. A permit and subsequent inspections are required for all building projects in Hiawatha.

  • Constructing new building
  • Remodeling or repairing existing building
  • Installing mechanical, electrical, or plumbing systems
  • Changing the use of a building

For more information and forms click here.

To request an inspection or speak to a representative about your project, please call 319-393-1515 option #6