Ed Higgins
Office of the Building Official

Hours: M-F 7:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Phone Number: (515) 432-4211 ext 3
Fax Number: (515) 433-0630

Ed Higgins, Building Official
Kari Frost- Administrative Assistant

Backflow and Cross-Connection Program Information

City of Boone Urban Revitalization Plan - Tax Abatement Program
Plan Document

The Building Code
Building codes have evolved over many years as a way to insure that construction projects yield safe and reliable structures. The State Building Code recognizes the International Code Council as the source of standards for construction projects in Iowa.

Building Department Permits
Building Permits are required for all construction in Boone except for replacement of small sections of non-critical items. Permits are not required for re-roofing (shingling), siding, windows and any structure less than 120 Square feet. Structures less than 120 Square Feet are still required to meet all applicable setbacks for the zoning district. Licensed contractors are required to pull permits for Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing work they perform. Building code standards are the same for contractors and homeowners alike.

Adopted Codes:
2012 International Building Code
2012 International Residential Code
2006 International Energy Conservation Code
2009 International Mechanical Code
2009 Uniform Plumbing Code
2014 National Electrical Code

Application for Plumbing Permit
Application for Electrical Permit
Application for Mechanical Permit

Application for Sign Permit
Application for Building Permit
Building Permit Fees
Application for Commercial Waste Container
Building Department Schedule of Fees
Application for Subdivision
Application for Conditional Use Permit
Application for Re-Zoning
Application for Division of Land
Application for the Board of Adjustment

Application for Vacation of Public Right of Way

Building Permit Approval
All permit applications circulate through various city offices for review and approval, depending on the scope of the work and approvals required.

Answers To Your Building Questions:
Things You Need to Know About

Property Protection Program
The City is currently accepting applications for this program.
Information about the Property Protection Program (grant program to reduce groundwater/stormwater from entering the sanitary sewer system)
Application for the Property Protection Program
Plumbing Contractors carrying the Pilot Program Endorsement:

  1. Duncan Plumbing & Heating
    706 Allen Street
    Boone, IA 50036
    Steve Duncan, Primary Contact
  1. Hull Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
    924 8th Street
    Boone, IA 50036
    Joe Hull, Primary Contact
  1. Pritchard Brothers, Inc.
    1019 Story Street
    Boone, IA 50036
    Mike Pritchard, Primary Contact

  2. Behle Inc. DBA Roto-Rooter
    2210 229th Place
    Boone, IA 50036
    Randy Behle, Primary Contact

  3. Kruck Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
    734 7th Street
    Boone, IA 50036
    Steve Kruck, Primary Contact

  4. McCloud Plumbing Services
    1011 Boone Street
    Boone, IA 50036
    432-5628 Office
    Bobby Joe McCloud, Primary Contact

  5. Midwest Basement Systems
    5153 N.E. 17th Street
    Des Moines, Iowa 50313
    515-289-1606, Office
    515-975-6809, Cell
    Primary Contact, Andy

  6. KA’s Underground Utility, Inc.
    1350 166th Drive
    Boone, IA 50036
    Kevin Anderson, Primary Contact

  7. Golden Rule Plumbing
    804 NE Main Street
    Grimes, Iowa 50111
    515-273-7152 Office
    Jeff Backous, Primary Contact

  8. Jet Drain Service LLC.
    1608 Crestwood Circle
    Ames, Iowa 50010
    Owner Jesse Berstler
    Phone # 515-231-9963
    License # 3125
    State of Iowa Contractor License #  C115753


For more information call us at the phone number listed above. Or, send us an e-mail.

Comprehensive Plan
Comprehensive Plan Land Use Map
Code of Ordinances Link
City of Boone Zoning Map