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Building & Land Development

Attention Contractors!
Our recent mailing regarding the new Electronic Permit Application system contained errors.
Use this link instead of the QR Code to find details on the new system. 
Also, please call us so we can provide your Contractor ID. 563.326.7745.

Whether you are building a deck, an office building or a large manufacturing facility,
City staff is available to assist you with your investment in Davenport.

Building and Land Development Services is a one stop resource for development reviews, inspections and permits, from initial application through certificate of occupancy.

Property Lookup Interactive Map Icon - Click to UseInformation is organized to walk you through the process.

  • Start by locating the parcel or location you wish to improve by clicking on the map image to the right. Note any special restrictions that may apply to your development or improvement. NOTE:  If the address is located, but the identification box is located in the city right-of-way, click anywhere within the property line on the map to return results.
  • Refer to the Building and Land Development Review Process page for more specific information on the procedure for the type of development or improvement to be made. Proceed through the process identified.

Our Codes and Regulations, Applications and Forms, and What Requires a Permit? areas are designed to provide convenient access to information and forms needed before, during and as you develop or make improvements to a property.

Davenport has an electronic plan review (E-Plan) process to allow project applicants and City staff to initiate and complete the building and land development plan submission, review, and approval process online. Electronic plan submission is required for all large/complex projects which require submission of site plans.  However, simpler project applications, which do not require submission of site plans, may still be submitted using our paper-based process by mailing or submitting applications directly to Development & Neighborhood Services.

Call 811 or request locates at before you dig. 
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