Howard County Permits (Iowa)

Search for Howard County, IA county permits. A county permit search can provide information on applying for a permit, permit requirements, building permits, land use permits, demolition permits, septic system permits, access permits, utility permits, special event permits, renovation permits, temporary event permits, reserving public property, looking up permits, checking if a permit is valid, fire code permits, certificates of zoning compliance, and water system permits.


The Howard County Clerk's Office maintains public records for a county, including vital documents like birth certificates and marriage licenses, as well as Howard County permits. Clerks in Howard County, Iowa may be responsible for filing and issuing county permits, including building permits, land use permits, access permits, utility permits, and special event permits. These permits may be required for installing or repairing septic systems, demonstrating that a building meets fire codes and other building codes, demolition, repairs, renovations, and adjusting boundary lines. They may also be required for temporary events, reserving public property, or a number of land development uses. The Howard County Clerk Office can provide information on how to apply for a Howard County permit or how to check if a permit is valid, and their permit information and records are usually available online.

Howard County Clerk Cresco IA 137 North Elm Street 52136 515-332-1806


A Howard County Town or City Hall provides municipal services for their community, which can include issuing and filing permits. These county permits may be required for a number of building projects, including renovations, demolitions, repairs, land development, and zoning compliance. In addition to building permits, Town and City Halls in Howard County, Iowa may also issue land use permits related to boundary lines, private roads, addresses, and water systems, as well as access permits, utility permits, and special event permits. These records can be used to prove that a project has a valid permit or to look up county permit rules, apply for a permit in Howard County, or see approved permits. Town and City Halls typically provide online access to their county permit records.

Chester City Hall Chester IA MAIN St 52134 563-565-2768

Cresco City Hall Cresco IA 130 North Park Place 52136 563-547-3101

Elma City Hall Elma IA 313 Elm Street 50628 641-393-2543

Lime Springs City Hall Lime Springs IA 201 Center Street 52155 563-566-4405

Protivin City Hall Protivin IA 221 South Main Street 52163 563-569-8401