Palo Alto County Permits (Iowa)

Search for Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto County Clerk's Office maintains public records for a county, including vital documents like birth certificates and marriage licenses, as well as Palo Alto County permits. Clerks in Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto County Clerk Office can provide information on how to apply for a Palo Alto County permit or how to check if a permit is valid, and their permit information and records are usually available online.

Palo Alto County Clerk Emmetsburg IA 1010 Broadway Street 50536 712-852-3603

Ruthven City Clerk Ruthven IA 1305 Gowrie Street 51358 712-837-5355


A Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto County, or see approved permits. Town and City Halls typically provide online access to their county permit records.

Ayrshire City Hall Ayrshire IA 1502 Silver Lake Avenue 50515 712-426-3510

Curlew Town Hall Curlew IA 209 Main St 50527 712-855-2448

Graettinger City Hall Graettinger IA 104 Cedar Avenue 51342 712-859-3742

Mallard City Hall Mallard IA 605 Inman Street 50562 712-425-3527

Ruthven City Hall Ruthven IA 1305 Gowrie Street 51358 712-837-5355

West Bend City Hall West Bend IA 301 S Broadway Ave 50597 515-887-2181


A Palo Alto County Building Department creates and enforces building codes and zoning rules to ensure the construction of safe buildings. As part of their job, Building Departments in Palo Alto County, Iowa issue and file building permits. These county permits may be required for renovations, demolition, repairs, land development, and installing or repairing septic systems. Palo Alto County permits can show if a building meets fire codes and other building codes, which may be called a certificate of zoning compliance. These Palo Alto County public records can be used to prove a building project has a valid permit or to look up building permit rules, apply for a permit, or see approved permits. Building Departments often provide online access to county permit information and records.

Palo Alto County Zoning Emmetsburg IA 2103 Main Street 50536 712-852-3058