Building Permit

The City of Marengo requires that a building permit be submitted for review by the Zoning Administrator, prior to beginning construction.  The Zoning Administrator will review building plans against City Code.  

In addition to the buidling permit, a drawing of the planned construction is to be provided.  The drawing should include:

  • Location of the principal structure
  • Dimensions, including height, of the structure
  • Distance of all setbacks from the lot lines.

Click on the links below for a copy of the Building Permit and an Overview of Zoning Requirements.

Click here for: Building Permit 

Click here for Zoning Info:  READ ME:  Overview of Building and Zoning Requirements

                          You may submit your application at Marengo CIty Hall:   153 E. Main, Marengo, IA  52301.  319-642-3232


Building Permits ARE required for:

  • Fences or Expansion of
  • Decks
  • Sheds & Other out Buildings
  • Additions or Expansion of Buildings
  • New Construction
  • Adding a Story to Existing Structure
  • Paving or Cementing of NEW Driveway/Sidewalks

Building Permits are NOT required for:

  • Replacing a Roof or Re-shingling a Building
  • Siding or Painting a Building
  • Replacing Windows
  • Interior Remodels
  • Re-Paving or Re-cementing of Existing Driveways/Sidewalks