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The Building Department reviews and provides approval of all construction projects, including new residential homes, commercial buildings, additions, remodels and change of use.
The Building Department is responsible for assuring that all construction meets the minimum health and life safety standards, building code requirements, zoning and property standards as specified in the zoning code.

Need an inspection?
Email or call 319-545-2572 ext 4. If no answer please leave a message with the following information:
Your name & phone number
Inspection address
Requested date/time frame for inspection
Type of inspection
We do require 24 hours notice for inspections.

Codes Adopted by the City Of Tiffin:
2018 International Building Code
2018 International Residential Code
Iowa State Plumbing Code
Iowa State Mechanical Code
Fuel Gas contained in the State Plumbing Code
2018 International Property Maintenance Code 
Iowa State Electrical Code

Click on the following titles to access the printable PDF version of design standards and regulations.

First Name Last Name Profession Email Phone
Brian Shay Building Official (319) 545-2572
Brianna Wilkerson Deputy City Clerk (319) 545-2572
Nick Sitzman Building Inspector II/Plans Examiner (319) 545-2572
Bill Erb Fire Marshal/Code Enforcement Inspector (319) 545-2572
Chris Kemmerer Construction Inspector (319) 545-2572