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If you have any questions, please call:

Rick Oviatt           (402) 981-5524
City Hall              (712) 644-2425
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Click on the link below to download a building permit form. Print the form, fill it out and drop off or mail to:
Logan City Hall.
108 W 4th St
Logan, Iowa 51546


Standard Procedures For Building Permits

  • Permit applications will be picked up at City Hall.  Applications will be numbered and dated at that time. Applications can be filled out by owner or owner's authorized agent, and must include plans, diagrams, computations and specifications for each project.
  • Completed applications will be turned in to City Hall.
  • All applications will be reviewed by the Building Inspector. Applications approved by the Building Inspector will then be presented to the City Council for approval. The permit can be picked up at City Hall after the Building Inspector approves it and the permit fee has been paid.
  • No work can proceed until the permit fee is paid and the permit is posted. Permits must be posted and securely fastened to the building or project in plain view so that they can be seen from the street. Permits shall not be removed except by the building inspector.
  • All construction is expected to be done in a timely manner. Permits are only good for six months. If more time is required, please contact the Building Inspector or City Hall for an extension.
  • The Building Inspector will determine the number of inspections needed for each project.
  • The Building Inspector must be notified and given ample time to make each inspection. Work cannot continue until after each inspection.
  • All projects must have a final inspection. At that time, the permit will be signed and picked up by the Building Inspector. All permits will be kept on file at City Hall.


We have had many questions and concerns regarding Ordinance 361. In order to clear up these questions, we have made a list of guidelines for the citizens of Logan to go by. Building Permits are NOT required for the following:

  • Tool sheds, playhouses, or any unattached accessory building in rear yard - 120 sq. ft. or less
  • Moving display cases, counters, non-supporting office partitions, equipment or machinery
  • Retaining walls less than 4 ft. in height
  • Water tanks above ground holding less than 5,000 gallons
  • Painting, papering, and any other interior decorating or remodeling unless partition walls are moved or removed
  • Temporary motion picture, television or theater stage sets
  • Residential windows, awnings, doors, storm doors. Siding, guttering, exterior painting, minor sidewalk and concrete repairs, roof shingle patching, seal coating flat roofs and seal coating blacktop parking or driveways
  • Pre-fabricated swimming pools that are entirely above ground and less than 5,000 gallons
  • Insulation installments
  • Lawn seeding, landscaping or sprinkler systems
  • Mechanical:
    • Furnace replacement, air-conditioning units, electrical heaters, or water heaters
    • All new chimney flue and fuel vents NEED a permit
    • All solid fuel burners and class A chimneys NEED a permit
    • All heating units called fireplaces, whether built in or free standing, will require a permit regardless of what fuel source
  • Plumbing:
    • Fixture replacement including bathtub/shower units, faucets, sinks and water closets
    • Main sanitary sewer replacement inside the structure WILL require a permit
    • Interior water supply piping WILL require a permit

  • Electrical:
    • Replacing switches, receptacles or light fixtures
    • All other electrical updating WILL require a permit



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