Building Inspection Division

Home Inspection Check ListThe Building Inspection Division is dedicated to public safety in the building industry through development and promotion of uniform codes and standards, code administration, and acceptance of innovative building products and systems. The Building Inspection Division is dedicated to building a safer community through providing complete plan review services of construction projects prior to obtaining a building permit, and performing inspections during the construction process to obtain a Certificate Of Occupancy. The Mason City Housing Code ensures that housing facilities and conditions protect and promote the health, safety and welfare of people who reside in Mason City.

Contact us to acquire permits and request inspections for building, signs, demolition, moving of buildings, plumbing, gas piping, and electrical. The following applications are available for download. Completed applications can be emailed or dropped off on the third floor of City Hall. Permits for roofing and siding may be obtained by coming into the office or applying online.

All new permits submitted after 
July 1, 2017 will be reviewed using:
      2015 International Building Code
      2015 International Residential Code
      2018 International Mechanical Code
      2015 International Fire Code
      2015 International Existing Building Code
      2018 Uniform Plumbing Code
      2017 National Electrical Code
      2012 International Energy Conservation Code 
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Contact Information
The Building Inspection Division is located on the 3rd floor of City Hall 10 1st St NW, Mason City, IA

Curt Sauve, Chief Building Official
Commercial Inspections, Plumbing & Mechanical Inspections

John Arp, Electrical/Building Inspector
Residential Inspections, Electrical Inspections

Lynn Sheimo, Permit Technician/Administrative Assistant
Processes permit applications & general questions
 641-421-3620 or email: