Demolition Permits & Moving A Building

Inspection & Construction Services issues permits for demolition projects and moving a building. Please carefully review the procedures and requirements contained in the Demolition or Moving Permit Application.

The application is a fillable PDF that allows for handwritten or digital signatures. We also accept printed emails from respective agency representatives expressly approving the demolition which must be provided with the application. All information, signatures, and fees are required before Inspection & Construction Services can accept and review the permit. For questions, please call 563.589.4150 or email 

Green Tip

The City of Dubuque encourages deconstruction practices and material recycling efforts during your demolition project. Deconstruction practices will lower the overall percentage of debris or waste hauled to the landfill and proportionally lower your landfill fees.