Building Permits

In conjunction with Scott County Iowa, the City of LeClaire issues building permits for a variety of residential and commercial building projects. A permit must be obtained AND approved prior to the commencement of the project and are subject to an inspection process.

Please visit Scott County at Building Permit Applications | Scott County, Iowa ( for the following permits:

  • Plumbing 
  • Electrical 
  • Mechanical 
  • Interior Remodeling 
  • Roofing 
  • Siding
  • Windows 

City of LeClaire issues the following building permits electronically at: City of LeClaire Permit Application Page    Permits with an (*) do require extra materials, please see below.  Full size plans will need to be delivered to City Hall.

***Please do not make payment, until you have received an invoice email stating the full amount owing. ***

Construction Permits include:

  • Fence
  • Sign
  • Retaining Wall [Walls 30"- 48" will be inspected by the City / Walls over 48" will be inspected by Scott County]
  • Deck*
  • Swimming Pool*
  • Solar*
  • Sewer Lateral Connection or Repair
  • NEW Construction or Home/Business Additions*
  • Grading/Excavation (COSESCO)*
  • Demolition (Erosion Controls may be Required, if not immediately redeveloping)
  • Antenna/Tower
  • Accessory Structure (Sheds & Garages)* [Anything over 120 sqft requires plans for Scott County Review]
  • Floodplain Development*
  • Miscellaneous (Pergola, Gazebo, etc.)

 Right of Way (ROW) Permits include: 

  • Driveway
  • Permanent Structure
  • Temporary Structure
  • Excavation/boring
  • Parking Area
  • Storm Drainage/Culvert

*Additional Information required (must be uploaded with permit application):

  • Decks – A deck permit requires the completion of the Scott County building guide for uncovered decks and porches.

  • Grading/Excavation COSESCO – Major (Greater than 1 acre): In addition to the City permit, a permit is required from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

  • Garages/Accessory Structures - A garage or shed permit requires the completion of the Scott County building guide for detached garages.

  • NEW Construction or Home/Business Additions – Scott County requires (3) sets of full-size plans along with a review fee payment (made payable to Scott County Treasurer). Please deliver plans and payment to LeClaire City Hall, located at 325 Wisconsin Street, LeClaire, IA 52753. 

    • New Home Review Fee: $100.00
    • New Commercial Review Fee: $500.00

**UTILITY SERVICE APPLICATION - CONTRACTORS - The City of LeClaire requires contractors to sign up for sewer services and place a security deposit in the amount of $98.00.  Deposits are refunded when the property is closed on, minus any final amount owing on the utility bill. Please upload the completed application to building permit application.  Fees can be paid at the time plans are dropped off or at the time of invoicing.

Questions can be directed to the LeClaire Building Official:
Dennis Bockenstedt
City Administrator 
325 Wisconsin Street
LeClaire, IA 52753
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.