Building Codes

Iola's adoption of the International Codes reflects the City's progressive nature. By implementing the more standardized International Codes, a rarity in smaller cities, Iola reflects it's up-to-date approach to code enforcement.

Iola City Code


Permits are generally required for the following:

  • New buildings
  • Additions (bedrooms, bathrooms, family rooms, etc.)
  • Accessory buildings (garages, storage sheds, fences, etc.)
  • Renovations (garage conversions, basement furnishings, kitchen remodels, re-roofing, etc.)
  • Electrical systems (new breaker box or service, rewires, major repairs, etc.)
  • Plumbing systems (re-plumbing, new sewer, water or gas service, replacing a water heater, etc.)
  • Mechanical and HVAC systems (heating, air-conditioning, ventilation systems installation and replacements)

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