Code & Building

The Building Department ensures that new and remodel construction of residential and commercial buildings complies with the adopted building codes through plan review and on-site inspections.
Duties of the Building Official
The Building Official serves as the zoning administrator and the administration liaison to the
Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of Zoning Adjustment.

Permits (print)

Urban Revitalization Tax Exemption

General Code Provisions

Download complete 2015 Le Mars Code of Ordinances (3.0 MB PDF document)

Administration, Boards and Commissions

Police, Fire and Emergencies

Public Offenses

Nuisances and Animal Control

Traffic and Vehicles


Sanitary Sewer

Garbage and Solid Waste

Franchises and Other Services

Regulation of Business and Vocations

Streets and Sidewalks

Building and Property Regulations

Current Building & Fire Codes in use:

Chapter 155:
2015 International Building Code (IBC)
2015 International Residential Code (IRC)
2015 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
2015 International Existing Building Codre ((IEBC)
2015 International Energy Code (IEC)
2012 Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC)
2017 National Electric Code (NEC)

Chapter 156:
2015 International Fire Code (IFC)

Zoning and Subdivisions