Building & Zoning

Effective December 28, 2022 and until further notice, Veenstra & Kimm, Inc. (V&K) will administer the city's building division on an interim basis. This will include building permits, plan review, inspections, and building code consultation services. The Development Services Department is working to fill its administrative assistant and building official positions. Please allow additional time for filing applications, receiving permits, and scheduling inspections. A minimum 24 hour review period and notice is needed. Applications may be filed at City Hall and V&K may be reached at 515-850-2980 for questions and scheduling. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Whether you're a property owner, contractor or developer, experienced or brand new to construction, Oskaloosa's Building and Zoning Division is ready to assist you with your project.  If you're unsure, let us know.  We're here to help you succeed, so give us your questions and concerns.  And thank you for helping Oskaloosa grow!

Below is an overview of our services, and also those of our engineering partners in our department. 

Building and Zoning division

  • Annexation
  • Board of Adjustment
  • Building codes and inspections
  • Building permits
  • Fence requirements
  • Historic Preservation Commission
  • Planning & Zoning Commission
  • Rental housing inspections
  • Setback requirements
  • Site plans
  • Sign requirements
  • Trade permits
  • Zoning

Engineering/Public Works Division

  • Addressing
  • Alley or street vacates
  • Infrastructure projects
  • Right-of-way work/permits
  • Street tree plantings
  • Subdivisions
  • Traffic signals & signs