Building & Zoning

Effective September 19, 2023 Oskaloosa zoning extends two (2) miles beyond city limits. Zoning review and approval of ALL non-agricultural development and property uses is required. Construction building permits and inspections are not required within the two-mile area at this time.

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 office. 

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
  • Brownfield grant projects
  • Infrastructure projects
  • Right-of-way work/permits
  • Stormwater management
  • Street tree plantings
  • Subdivisions
  • Traffic signals & signs