Building Permits

How to Apply for a Permit

  1. Download a permit application from the list below.
  2. Send your application AND site plans to Emily from Safe Building at or call 515-333-4161 (unless the permit indicates otherwise). Safe Building is contracted by the City to handle permits/inspections, will process your application, and answer any of your questions. 
    1. The City maintains sewer inspection services and handles sidewalk and driveway permits and inspections. Please send those permits to
  3. The City of Windsor Heights will contact you for payment once Safe Building has approved your permit. All payments are to be made to the City of Windsor Heights. Permits are not valid until payment has been made.

Permit Applications

To help move the permit process along quicker, please submit a site plan with distances to property lines and other structures and building plans with detail for your projects in addition to their permit applications.


Please click here to see when inspections are required during a project. Please contact Safe Building Iowa to schedule your inspection.


Please contact Safe Building Iowa (not the City) at 515-333-4161 or with any questions about the status of your permit.

Do You Need a Permit?

Not sure if your project requires a permit? Click here to learn what projects require a permit, what the permit should include, and if you will need an inspection.