Zoning Ordinance, Map & Applications

Building Permits

Building permits are required for decks, driveways, sidewalks, fences, additions, landscaping, yard sheds, buildings and moved-in structures. Please be sure to review the Zoning Ordinance prior to any construction project, no matter how big or small. You must obtain a building permit before any site construction begins.

Violation of this Ordinance may result in fines of $100 per day per violation.  You must obtain a permit prior to any construction.

Any work performed in the right-of-way also requires a permit. This includes planting of trees, driveways, mailbox changes, changes to drainage, and utility services.

If in doubt on whether a building permit is necessary, please contact the City Clerk for additional information at (712) 336-8156 or Darren Bumgarner (712) 262-7225 Ext 143.

Zoning Ordinance and Other Applications

Please allow at least seven working days for permit review.  Please contact the City Clerk (712) 336-8156 or Darren Bumgarner (712) 262-7225 Ext 143 of NWIPD for zoning questions, permit applications and fee schedule.   Applications are fillable for your convenience, but the document will need to be saved and printed in order to submit the necessary drawing and signed application. Remember to send your check separately to City Clerk, P. O. Box 345, Spirit Lake, IA 51360.  Thank you.

Orleans Variance Application
Orleans Conditional Use Permit Application
Utility and ROW permit application

City of Orleans Building Permit Fees

(Effective 1/1/19)

The following fee(s) must accompany your permit application to be considered for approval:

Structure Cost
Buildings less than 2,000 square feet $200
Buildings greater than 2,000 square feet $300
Garage and accessory buildings $150
Deck, Steps, Patios $75
Additions $100
Variance/Conditional Use/Appeals $350
Fence/Landscaping $50
Sidewalks/Driveways/Signs $50
Re-zoning request $350
Planned Unit Development $350