Demolition Permits & Moving a Building

The City of Dubuque Building Services Department issues permits for demolition/deconstruction projects and also issues permits for moving buildings. Please review the procedures and requirements contained in the Demolition or Moving Permit Application carefully. The application is a fillable pdf form which allows for handwritten or digital signatures. We will also accept printed emails from respective agency representative expressly approving the demolition which must be provided with the application. All information, signatures, and fees are required before the Building Services Department can accept and review the permit. Please contact the Building Services Department at (563) 589-4150 or by email with any questions. 

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 which will proportionally lower your landfill fees as well.