Community Development

Shaun Ryan, Fire Chief/Building Inspector

Phone: 319.752.5451 ext. 108


Department Responsibilities include:  

    • Plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates the operations and activities of the office of Development Services.
    • Maintains knowledge of the ordinances and codes of the City and the State of Iowa in regard to construction, renovation and alteration of buildings within the city limits.

Business License:

If you are opening a new Business in West Burlington please be sure to apply for your Business License by completing an application and returning it to City Hall. Business Licenses are required for Temporary Vendors and Permanent Businesses.

Rental Housing

If you are the owner of rental property in West Burlington, you are required to register you property within 90 days of purchase/transfer of title, or change of occupancy status.  This ordinance became effective January 1, 2009.   Please be sure to apply for a rental permit by March 31, 2009 to avoid paying a $250 late registration fee.


Building/Sign Permits:


Please fill out and return to West Burlington City Hall, 122 Broadway St., West Burlington, IA  52655



2011 Building Permits

2010 Building Permits

2009 Building Permits

2008 Building Permits

2007 Building Permits

2006 Building Permits

2005 Building Permits

2004 Building Permits

2003 Building Permits


Duties Covered under the Code of Ordinances-Chapters 165 and 166 For Planning and Zoning questions contact: Kelly D. Fry
Planning and Zoning Secretary Email: Phone: 319.752.5451 ext. 103


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