Building Permits

A building permit is required in Storm Lake for the following common projects:

  • New houses
  • Wood decks and porches (repairs and replacements)
  • Roofing work
  • Siding
  • Additions
  • Garages and carports
  • Sheds larger than 144 sq. ft.
  • Interior remodeling involving drywall, moving and/or building of walls, altering windows and/or doors etc.
  • Demolition of all or part of a structure

This list is not all inclusive. If you have any questions about whether your project requires a building permit, please call the Building Official at 712-732-8002 between the hours of 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday thru Friday or contact us by email.

Electrical and Plumbing Permits
The following are some of the items that require an electrical, or plumbing permit:

  • Changing, relocating, altering the electrical service entrance
  • Rewiring house or commercial building
  • Adding a new bath, changing locations of plumbing fixtures
  • Gas piping

If you have any questions about whether your project requires a plumbing or electrical permit, please call the Building Official at 712-732-8002 between the hours of 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday thru Friday or contact us by email.