Building Department

WATERLOO BUILDING DEPARTMENT
The Waterloo Building Department administers all matters related to commerical 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
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RESIDENTIAL CONTRACTOR
The Waterloo Building Inspection Department offers Residential Contractor Exams for those who want to become a licensed contractor with the City of Waterloo.

Available Exam Dates for 2017 are as follows:

  • Saturday, June 17, 2017
  • Saturday, July 15, 2017
  • Saturday, August 19, 2017
  • Saturday, September 16, 2017
  • Saturday, October 21, 2017
  • Saturday, November 18, 2017
  • Saturday, December 16, 2017

Exam times will be 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and will be given in the Mollenhoff Room – 2nd Floor – City Hall
YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR THE EXAM ONE (1) WEEK PRIOR TO THE EXAM DATE AND SUBMIT THE $50 EXAM FEE WITH YOUR APPLICATION.
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