Welcome to our permitting page. Here you will find forms to download, guidelines for permits, and general information concerning permits for the City of Camanche.
Our building inspector is Jim Sowle. He can be contacted at the Camanche Fire Department 563-259-1112.
You can pay for your permit by cash, check, money order or credit card. Credit card transactions will incur an additional transaction fee
The City of Camanche requires permits to be issued for oversized and overweight trucks which navigate the streets and highways within Camanche city limits. There are 3 different permits that can be obtained.
1) A single use permit is available at a cost of $35. This permit is valid for 48 hours from the time of issuance.
2) An annual permit is available if you are making multiple trips with the same vehicle. This cost is $300 per rolling year. It is valid for 365 days from the date of issuance and is only good for one vehicle.
3) Fleet permits are for organizations which have multiple trucks in their fleet passing through the City of Camanche. That cost is $3,000 for the rolling year and is valid for 365 days from the date of issuance.
Oversized and overweight trucks are defined under Iowa Code 321
If you have any questions, please call City Hall at 563-259-8342
Please leave 48 hours for the permit to be approved. This does not include weekends or holidays.
Payment can be made at City Hall in Cash, Check or Money Order.
You can call in a payment by Credit Card or pay in person with your Credit Card. There is a fee applied to these transactions which will vary based on the amount processed.
The City of Camanche has made changes to its required permitting process. Beginning September 1, 2019, it will be required to obtain a permit for the following:
Roofing (repair or replace more than 50% of the exisiting roof) - $50
Siding (repair or replace more than 50% of the existing siding) - $50
Shed (No footing and under 480 sq feet) - $50
Site Review (any development requiring a site review) - $250
Site Review hourly rate (per reviewer) - $85
There are other permit fee changes. They are as follows:
A) Storage buildings up to 150 square feet in size- 50.00
Storage buildings over 150 square feet in size- 50.00 plus $1.00 per $1,000 in construction value
B) Garages- 50.00+ $1.00 per $1,000.00 in construction value
C) Wooden or Polymer decks-45.00
D) Patios and concrete slabs-45.00
E) Fences and retaining walls - 45.00
F) Swimming pools- 45.00
G) Room additions- 50.00 + $1.00 per $1,000.00 in construction value not to exceed $75.00
H) Principal dwellings- $50.00 +$1.00 per $1,000.00 in estimated construction cost. Any dwelling exceeding an estimated construction value of $150,000.00 will have a base of $200.00 + $.75 per $1,000.00 in construction value over $150,000.00.
I) Commercial buildings, office buildings, apartments, warehouses and other similar buildings- $50.00 + $1.00 per $1,000.00 in construction value.
Any building exceeding $150,000 in construction value will have a base fee of $200 + $0.75 per $1,000 in construction value over $150,000
The building permit form is below. However, you will need to come in to see the building inspector to have the permit issued. You can pay for your permit at that time. Please note that credit card payments will require a processing fee to be added to the cost of the permit.
Roofing permits are a simple form to fill out. The file below allows you to fill out the form on your computer. You will still need to print it out and sign it. It can be emailed, faxed, or brought in to the office in person. Payments can be made by cash, check, money order or credit card. Credit card payments will include a processing fee.
If you are tearing down a building, it requires a different permit. That permit is available here as a digital download. You can fill out the form on your computer or print it out and fill it in manually. Permits must be submitted for approval.
Excavation permits are required any time you are digging in the City Right of Way. This includes sidewalk and driveway approach repairs where removing of material is occurring. It is necessary to call in locates for such work to make sure that contractors or owners are aware of where utilities may be located. This permit may be in addition to other permits necessary.
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818 7th Avenue
P.O. Box 77
Camanche, Iowa 52730
Median Household Income: $41,859
Median Home Price: $80,200
Median Age: 40.5