Building Department

WATERLOO BUILDING DEPARTMENT
The Waterloo Building Department administers all matters related to commercial and residential construction as well as the enforcement of building codes through education, plan review, permitting and inspections.  The Waterloo Building Department encourages you to contact us when considering a building project. Residents are reminded that if they are hiring a contractor to do work, that their contractor should be taking out the required permits.

FOUNDATION DRAIN DISCONNECTS
City of Waterloo ordinance regarding foundation drain disconnect.
Map of Service Area 15 and 16 Foundation Drain Disconnect.


RESIDENTIAL CONTRACTOR

The Waterloo Building Inspection Department offers Residential Contractor Exams for those who want to become a licensed residential contractor with the City of Waterloo.

Exams will be given for one week each month during business hours. Two applicants per day will be scheduled. Exam time is 1:30 pm on your designated day. The exam will be given at the Building Department located on the second floor of City Hall.

Designated exam weeks for 2018 are as follows:

• January 8-12
• February 5-9
• March 5-9
• April 9-13
• May 7-11
• June 4-8
• July 9-13
• August 6-10
• September 10-14
• October 8-12
• November 5-9
• December 3-7


Select a day of the week that best suits your schedule on the application which can be accessed by clicking the link below.
Applications along with the $50 registration fee must be received one week prior to your exam date.

 

Residential Contractor Exam Resources:
Procedure for Licensed Residential Contractor (pdf)
Residential Contractor Exam Application (pdf)

 

CONTACT INFORMATION
Waterloo Building Department
715 Mulberry Street, 2nd Floor
Waterloo, Iowa 50703
Phone: 319-291-4319
Fax: 319-291-4262

Greg Ahlhelm, Building Official/Commercial Plans Examiner
Email: greg.ahlhelm@waterloo-ia.org Hours: 7:30am - 4:30pm

Jennifer Sparks, Permit Writer/Residential Plans Examiner
Email: jennifer.sparks@waterloo-ia.org Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm

FOR REQUIRED INSPECTIONS, PLEASE SCHEDULE DIRECTLY WITH THE RESPECTIVE INSPECTOR:
Bob Ball, Building Inspector - Commercial, New Dwellings, Black Hawk County Inspector
Brian Baker, HVAC Inspector
Bob Osgood, Plumbing Inspector
Tim Moyer, Electrical Inspector
Scott Strader, Combination Inspector - Residential Remodels, Roofing & Repairs
Bob Lentzkow, Foundation Drain Inspector (FDD), Fats, Oils & Greases (FOG)
Jeff Siebel - Commercial Property Safety Inspector
Barry Stratton - Residential Property Safety Inspector