Permit & Zoning Information

Download the City of Tipton Permits & Fees Schedules in PDF Format by clicking on the appropriate permit link below.

Building Permit Application

Permits and fee schedules can be acquired at the City Office or by clicking the link. Permits must be approved by the Planning and Zoning Administrator. Please note, if you are building a fence, a building permit is required.

Click here to download the Building Permit Application.

Electric, Plumbing, Water, Sewer, and/or Gas

Permits can be acquired at the City Office. Any contractor doing work within the City must be licensed and bonded with the City of Tipton. Please contact the City Office if you have questions.

Click here to download the Electric Permit Application.

Click here to download the Plumbing Permit Application.

Click here to download the Mechancial Permit Application.

Tree Planting Permit Application

Permits can be acquired at the City Office and must be approved by the Public Works Director and Utility Superintendents. Appeals of tree permit decisions can be presented to the Tipton City Council.

Click here to download the Tree Planting Permit Application.

Digging and Excavation

You are required to contact "Iowa One Call" at 1-800-292-8989. Iowa One Call will contact the City of Tipton and any other company that may have lines, cables, or fiber optics on your property. There is a forty eight (48) hour advance notice required. No excavation/digging may be started until you have received verification from the City of Tipton. The route of each City of Tipton underground pipeline or cable in the work area will be marked by flags, paint or stakes using the following color code: Yellow (Natural Gas), Red (Electric), Blue (Water), Orange (Telephone). If you are having work done by a contractor, you are responsible for making sure the contractor has contacted Iowa One Call as required by law.

Any questions regarding zoning or to set up an appointment with the Tipton Zoning Administrator please call 563-886-6187.