Building Division

The Building Division is under the Department of Housing and Community Development. The City of Marshalltown requires building permits for items including, but not limited to, additions to residential and commercial buildings and new structures for all uses..


Effective 2/1/2022 the City contracted with Veenstra & Kimm, Inc. (V&K) to assist with building inspections services. To reach their staff please call 515-850-2980.


The City uses the the ICC Building Valuation Data (BVD) table to establish fees. The BVD is updated twice a year. Additional categories are identified for residential construction components. Depending on your project various fees may be applicable from other divisions. Please do not submit payment until the City has notified you of the total fee for your project.

Currently Adopted Codes

The City is currently operating under the following codes. Updates are planned to occur this year so please check in with our office if you have questions.

  • 2015 International Building Code
  • 2015 International Residential Code
  • 2015 International Fire Code
  • 2015 International Existing Building Code
  • 2009 Uniform Plumbing Code
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code (State of Iowa Adopted)
  • 2020 National Electric Code National Fire Protection Act 70

 Monthly building reports: click here

Dangerous & Dilapidated Building Program 

For additional information please contact the Housing & Community Development Director.

APPEAL REQUEST FORM - The following form may be used when requesting an appeal to various City codes. (i.e. Dangerous Building Notice)

Information for Commercial Developers from Alliant Energy

Are you planning a new building for your business? Or a major renovation? Alliant Energy’s Commercial New Construction program can help with free energy analysis and financial incentives for upgrades such as LED lights, high efficiency HVAC, or increased insulation. Timing is key, you should enroll in the program early - once you’ve hired an architect or your mechanical/electrical engineer. Learn more from the program flyer. Get started with an application.