The City of Rock Rapids has rules and regulations regarding the use of land and the construction of buildings within the city. Building Permits are required for new construction, additions to existing structures, accessory buildings, driveways, concrete patios and installation of fences.
Fillable forms and the Zoning Ordinance are provided below. Please submit completed forms to the city office for approval of your project, and contact the city office (712-472-2553) for any questions you may have. Taking these steps ensures that your plans are within the guidelines set forth by the city and provides the proper permits before beginning construction.
Below are links needed for construction project permits in Rock Rapids. Each permit needs to be completed and approved, with all necessary fees paid before construction begins.
Building permits require a diagram on the back page of the permit, which includes distances from lot lines and any other buildings on the lot. Without the diagram, the permit can not be approved.
If you have any questions, please contact the City Office at 712-472-2553 or by email.
Below are links to Grants and Incentives that are available for new residential and commercial development and improvements.
Each program has different requirements and timelines. Please check the forms to determine which grant or incentive is right for your project. If you have any questions, please contact the City Office at 712-472-2553 or by email.