Building Permits

The City of Stratford will strive to assist you with your construction project in an efficient and accountable manner.

To obtain a permit, simply download the form below or call City Hall at (515) 838-2311 and we will be happy to provide you with the necessary form.

Building permits are required per City Code of structures larger than 100 square feet or 10 ft. by 10 ft.  This is for new construction, or altering the current footing of a structure that is larger than 100 square feet. Building permits have a fee of $10.00.

Digging Permits are required for citizens that will be digging in the City Right-of-Way. Digging Permits cost $5.00.

Demolition Permits are required per City Code of anyone tearing down a structure on their property. Demolition permits must be approved by the City Council before demolition comences. An application must be filed at least one week prior to the next Council meeting. Demolition Permits cost $50.00.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the process for getting a building permit?

Take a moment to read all required information provided. Then print and fill out the building permit application form and return to City Hall.  Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to give us a call or send us an email.  We will be happy to help you.