Permits & Fees

Before You Build

Peosta City Building Code

NEW! All permits must be submitted online. All new permits and approvals must be submitted through FrontDesk. Contractors and homeowners will need to create a FrontDesk account HERE. City Hall staff will approve applications once they are submitted through FrontDesk. Payments can then be made online though FrontDesk.  Please email once permit is submitted through FrontDesk. 

The City of Peosta implemented a Building Code requiring permits for any building, electrical, mechanical or plumbing work.

These permits must be obtained before starting any work.  This includes new construction, wood decks, roofs, additions, garages, structural repairs; i.e. foundations, walls, headers, beams, joists and rafters and interior remodeling involving drywall, moving/building of walls and doors etc.  This list is not all inclusive, if you have questions, please contact City Hall during regular business hours at (563)556-8755.

Inspections are required for all building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical work performed.  Peosta has contracted with ECIA (East Central Intergovernmental Association) to perform these inspections.  All work must comply with the codes indicated in the Peosta building code. Ordinances adopting the building code are in the Ordinance section of the website.



The City currently allows one (1) opening per residence in a residential area and two (2) curb cuts per street for a business establishment. In August of 2019 the City Council passed a resolution requiring any additional openings or curb cuts obtain a permit from the City Council. No fees are currently required with this application.

Contractor Permits

CONTRACTORS-Permits can be filled out online through FrontDesk. Sign up for a FrontDesk account today. Permits are also available to download below. 

In October of 2013 the City Council adopted a sign ordinance requiring that any signs erected, re-erected, constructed, altered, or maintained, must first obtain a permit from the City Council.  No fees are currently required with this application.

2023 Mobile Food Permit-Please submit applications through FrontDesk

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