Decks & Patios

It is the homeowner’s responsibility to make sure their project meets Homeowners Association and Restrictive or Protective Covenants requirements, as these regulations can be stricter than city ordinances. 

Permit

Permit fees are based on the valuation per square foot of the deck.  A building permit is required when any structural components are involved.  A permit is not needed when only replacing decking boards or for the installation of a patio made from concrete, pavers, brick, etc.

Permits must be submitted with a project drawing that lists the deck dimensions, post specs, footing depth, width, and placement, and other information as listed in the example worksheet below. 

Building Code Info Sheet

Inspections

Dig Safely! It's the Law!

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Contact Us

  1. City of Pleasant Hill Building Department
    5160 Maple Dr., Suite C
    Pleasant Hill, IA 50327

    Ph: 515-309-9461
    Fx: 515-309-9458
    Email

    Hours of Operation 


    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Required Project Information for Permit Review, Code Information, and Typical Permit Fees

Deck Drawing
Deck Handout
Common Deck Permit Fees