What are the requirements for purchasing a building permit? Where do I purchase a building permit?

LeClaire residents can purchase a building permit for $50 from LeClaire City Hall during normal business hours (8:00am -5:00pm Monday through Friday).

Residents need to purchase a building permit for the following projects on your property:

- Fences

- Sheds (120 square feet or less)

- Decks

- Driveway approaches or sidewalks IN City Right of Way (check before you begin)

- Retaining walls

- Swimming pools

- Building Demolition

- Any exterior work (roofing, siding, etc...)

- Solar Panel Installation

- Any exterior construction on your property, etc... will most likely need a permit

The fee for a City of LeClaire "after the fact" building permit increases to $250 and you must stop construction until one is purchased.


If you will be conducting any "land disturbance" excavating, etc..., greater than 900 square feet of ground in size, you are required to obtain a City of LeClaire COSESCO permit in addition to any necessary building permits.  COSESCO Permits also cost $50 and increases to $250 "after the fact".  COSESCO permits are also purchased at LeClaire City Hall during regular business hours.

It's best to call LeClaire City Hall at 563-289-4242 during normal business hours and ask BEFORE you start any work to see in you need any permits if you are uncertain.

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1. When is my garbage/recycling pickup day in LeClaire?
2. Where can I find a list of current and upcoming Street Repairs/Construction Projects happening around LeClaire?
3. What is LeClaire's snow removal ordinance?
4. Who is responsible to shovel my sidewalk?
5. How can I find out about winter road conditions?
6. How do I report a streetlight that is either out or stays on 24/7?
7. When is the city wide garbage/cleanup day?
8. Why are there a couple of Public Works Vehicles driving around slowly with their flashing lights on and stopping periodically on the side of the road (usually around the 1st of each month)?
9. What are the requirements for purchasing a building permit? Where do I purchase a building permit?
10. How and where can I dispose of e-waste and hazardous waste?
11. Am I responsible to keep my lawn mowed and weeds trimmed? What is the weed abatement process?
12. What are the requirements before digging in your yard for any construction, sidewalks, fences, additions, etc?
13. How do I reserve one of the Park or Riverfront Levee shelters, or the Rec Center?
14. What is the work going on around 15th Street across from the Fire Department?