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.

Preconstruction meetings can held upon request on Tuesday mornings at 9:00 a.m. in the Mollenhoff Room on 2nd floor of City Hall. These can be requested to discuss upcoming commercial projects by the owner, developer or contractor.  

Please review the menu to the left for more information for commercial and residential construction. 


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: 7:30am - 4:30pm

FOR REQUIRED INSPECTIONS, PLEASE SCHEDULE DIRECTLY WITH THE RESPECTIVE INSPECTOR:
Brian Wirtz - Commercial, New Dwellings
Bob Stanley - Black Hawk County Combination
Brian Baker - HVAC
Scott Strader- Plumbing
Tim Moyer - Electrical
Jeff Wolff – Residential Combination
Tim Troyer - Roof/Siding/Fences, Fats Oils Grease (FOG), Rental Safety Inspector
Jeff Siebel - Commercial Safety Inspector
Mike Heerkes - Rental Safety Inspector
Brad Baldwin - Rental Safety Inspector

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