Scott County Planning and Development issues building permits and performs inspections for unincorporated Scott County and, through an intergovernmental 28E agreement the department also for the Cities of Dixon, Donahue, LeClaire, McCausland, Panorama Park, and Riverdale.
For permit and inspection information for other cities in Scott County contact that city website.
Building codes adopted by Scott County
2015 IBC, IRC; the 2015 UPC; the 2014 NEC; and the 2015 UMC.
Do I need a building permit?
Some construction does not need a building permit from this office:
The following need a permit:
Building or installing:
Adding or changing:
Replacing or Repairing:
How do I obtain a building permit?
To obtain a building permit for a new house or addition to a house several items must be filed and reviewed. When the plans are submitted for a new house, there will be a $100.00 charge to review the building and plot plans. This fee will be deducted from the building permit fee, which must be paid before a building permit is issued. In most cases, the review of the building and site plans can be completed in 3-5 days. Commercial types of construction may take seven to ten days.
When applying for a building permit, please submit the following: