Permits & Applications

Building Permits

Building Permits are processed by the Development Services Department. Applications may be submitted at Waukee City Hall. The City of Waukee has adopted the 2015 International Building Code and the 2017 National Electrical Code. Residential and commercial permit fees are calculated and builders are notified of permit costs upon issuance. Permit fee calculator spreadsheets are available to aid in estimating permit fees. For more information, view Waukee Municipal Codes & Ordinances related to Building Code Regulations (PDF) and Zoning.

Permit Required ApplicationReference Documents
Single Family Home
New Home
Single Family Packet
Fillable Form or
Printable Form
Residential Permit Fee Calculator (PDF)
Building Valuation Data Chart (PDF)
Single Family Home
Addition/Alteration
Fillable Form (PDF) or
Printable Form (PDF)
Residential Permit Fee Calculator
Building Valuation Data Chart (PDF)
Commercial BuildingFillable Form (PDF) or
Printable Form (PDF)
Commercial and Industrial Permit Fee Calculator (PDF)
Building Valuation Data Chart (PDF)
Accessory BuildingFillable Form (PDF) or
Printable Form (PDF)
Accessory Building (PDF)
FenceFillable Form (PDF) or
Printable Form (PDF)
Fence (PDF)
DeckFillable Form (PDF) or
Printable Form (PDF)
Deck (PDF)
Home OccupationFillable Form (PDF) or
Printable Form (PDF)

PoolFillable Form (PDF) or
Printable Form (PDF)

SignsFillable Form (PDF) or
Printable Form (PDF)
Permanent Signs (PDF)
Temporary Sign (PDF)
Temporary UseTemporary Use Sales Permit (PDF)
Facade ImprovementFacade Improvement Application (PDF)


Rental Property License and Inspection Forms

The City of Waukee's Rental Inspection Program is required pursuant to Chapter 364.17 of the Iowa Code. The purpose of this code is to ensure property owners, their agents and others who rent out residential dwellings/sleeping units, meet their responsibilities with respect to safety of the premises. Annual inspections are required for all rental property units in Waukee with the exception of those with Certificates of Occupancy less than two years old.

NameFormsReference Documents
Rental Housing Inspection Certificate (Required)Online Form or  Printable PDFInspection Fee Calculator
Inspection Tips
Desigated Agent Registration Form (Required is using an agent)Online Form or Printable PDF
Rental Inspection Appeal Request Form (As needed)Online Form or Printable PDF
Rental Housing Complaint Form (For tenants)Online Form or Printable PDFComplaint Brochure


Sidewalk and Utility Applications

Sidewalk and Utility Permits are handled by the Waukee Public Works department. Applications may be submitted at the Waukee Public Works building.

ApplicationRequired ApplicationReference Documents
COSESCO Permit
Construction Site Erosion and Sediment Control Ordinance
COSESCO Application and Checklist (PDF)
Gas Rebate ProgramGas Rebate Program
Natural Gas Main ExtensionNatural Gas Main Extension Agreement (PDF)
Utility PermitUtility Permit
Sidewalk/ApproachSidewalk/Approach Permit:
Web form OR
Printable form (PDF)
How to Guide
Replacement Criteria
Oversize - Overweight PermitOversize-Overweight Permit
Annual (PDF)
One-Trip (PDF)


Citywide Permit Applications

Citywide permit applications are handled by the city clerk. Permit applications may be submitted online. Deposits and fees may be paid by cash or check made payable to City of Waukee at Waukee City Hall.

ApplicationRequired Application
Block Party Permit ApplicationBlock Party Permit Application
Fireworks Display ApplicationFireworks Display Application
Peddlers Permit ApplicationPeddlers Permit Application (PDF)
Special Event ApplicationSpecial Event Application