Washington County Permits (Iowa)

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

Washington County Clerk Washington IA 224 West Main Street 52353 319-653-7741


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

Ainsworth City Hall Ainsworth IA 134 North Railroad Street 52201 319-657-3761

Ainsworth Town Hall Ainsworth IA 221 2nd Street 52201 319-657-3761

Brighton City Hall Brighton IA 100 East Washington Street 52540 319-694-2695

Kalona City Hall Kalona IA 511 C Avenue 52247 319-656-2310

Riverside City Hall Riverside IA 81 1st St E 52327 319-648-5241

Washington City Hall Washington IA 215 East Washington Street 52353 319-653-6584

Wellman City Hall Wellman IA 316 8th Ave 52356 319-646-2154

West Chester City Hall West Chester IA 508 Main Street 52359 319-698-2600


A Washington 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 Washington 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. Washington County permits can show if a building meets fire codes and other building codes, which may be called a certificate of zoning compliance. These Washington 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.

Washington County Planning Department Washington IA 210 West Main Street 52353 319-653-7731