Building & Planning

Building and Planning

The Code Enforcement officer (currently the City Administrator) ensures that new and remodel construction of residential and commercial buildings complies with the adopted building codes through plan review and on-site inspections. 

Building permits are required for the following:
1.  New construction of houses, garages, sheds, commercial buildings (includes moving any building to a lot.

2.  New accessory structures including fences, decks, sheds, detached garages and dog kennels.

3.  Any structural addition to an existing house or building.

4.  Changing roof line.

416 West Main Street, Cherokee IA 51012 (712) 225-5749