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City of Denison Forms

Listed below are various forms and applications for the City of Denison. Click on the name of the form to view and download it. If you can not find what you need, please call us at City Hall and we will be happy to help you.

Building Permits
Contractor Licenses
Rental Properties
Development & Zoning Forms
Tourism & Special Events
Volunteer / Employee Applications
Parks & Rec Shelter Rental
Business Forms & Permits
Building Permits

Building Permits

Contractor Licenses

Contractor Licenses

* Link to State of Iowa forms will open in new window.

The City of Denison does not license electricians, issue electrical permits, or complete electrical inspections. This is done through the state electrical inspector. Click the following for information regarding electrical licenses and permits: Iowa Electrical Examination and Licensing website.

Rental Properties

Property Owners / Landlords

 

Tenants / Renters

Development & Zoning Forms

Development and Zoning

Tourism & Special Events

Tourism Funding

 

Temporary Special Event Permit

Volunteer / Employee Applications

Volunteers

 

City of Denison Employment

City Employment

Parks & Rec Shelter Rental

Morningside Park and Union Park
Shelter House Rental

People wanting to rent either shelter house must do so at the Denison City Hall and pay a $50 deposit. Shelters can not be held or rented over the phone. Shelter houses are available for rent from April 1 through September 30 of each year.

Business Forms & Permits

Temporary Sales Permit

Business Forms

The City of Denison no longer requires a permit to operate a home-based business. However, Chapter 169.09 of the Denison, Iowa, Code of Ordinances need to be followed. 

169.09    ACCESSORY USES.

1.   Home-Based Businesses/Home Occupations.  Home-based businesses and home occupations are permitted as an accessory use in residential units and must register and obtain a permit from the office of the Building Inspector on an annual basis, subject to the following conditions: A.   External Effects.(1)   There shall be no change in the exterior appearance of the building or premises housing the home occupation other than signage permitted within this section.(2)   No noise, odors, bright lights, electronic interference, storage or other external effects attributable to the home occupation shall be noticeable from any adjacent property or public right of way.(3)   The home occupation shall be carried on entirely within the principal residential structure or within an accessory structure which does not exceed 15 feet in height and in which not more than 600 square feet in area is used for the home occupation.  Any such use of the accessory structure must comply with the International Building Code as adopted by the City of Denison, Iowa. (Ord. 1420 – Oct. 12 Supp.) (4)   Mechanical or electrical equipment supporting the home occupation, other than that which is designed to facilitate heating or cooling of the home,  shall be limited to that which is self-contained within the structure and normally used for office, domestic or household purposes. (5)   No home occupation shall discharge into any sewer, drainageway, or the ground any material which is radioactive, poisonous, detrimental to normal sewer plant operation, or corrosive to sewer pipes and installations. B.   Employees.  The home occupation shall employ no more than two full-time employees on site other than the residents of the dwelling unit, provided that one off-street parking space is made available and used by a non-resident employee. C.   Extent of Use.  For all residential and agricultural zoning districts, 25% of the floor area of the dwelling may be devoted to the home occupation, exclusive of any detached accessory buildings used for the home occupation. D.   Signage. Each home-based business shall be permitted to have one non-illuminated wall sign not to exceed six (6) square feet in area.  (Ord. 1403 – June 11 Supp.) E.   Prohibited Home-Based Businesses/Home Occupations.  The following activities are prohibited as home-based businesses, even if they meet the other requirements set forth in this section:(1)   Animal hospitals.(2)   General retail sales.(3)   Restaurants.(4)   Repair shops or service establishments that service major motorized vehicles, small engines, and related items.(5)   Stables or kennels.(6)   Welding, vehicle body repair, or rebuilding or dismantling of vehicles.
Building Permits
Contractor Licenses
Rental Properties
Development & Zoning Forms
Tourism & Special Events
Volunteer / Employee Applications
Parks & Rec Shelter Rental
Business Forms & Permits
Building Permits

Building Permits

Contractor Licenses

Contractor Licenses

* Link to State of Iowa forms will open in new window.

The City of Denison does not license electricians, issue electrical permits, or complete electrical inspections. This is done through the state electrical inspector. Click the following for information regarding electrical licenses and permits: Iowa Electrical Examination and Licensing website.

Rental Properties

Property Owners / Landlords

 

Tenants / Renters

Development & Zoning Forms

Development and Zoning

Tourism & Special Events

Tourism Funding

 

Temporary Special Event Permit

Volunteer / Employee Applications

Volunteers

 

City of Denison Employment

City Employment

Parks & Rec Shelter Rental

Morningside Park and Union Park
Shelter House Rental

People wanting to rent either shelter house must do so at the Denison City Hall and pay a $50 deposit. Shelters can not be held or rented over the phone. Shelter houses are available for rent from April 1 through September 30 of each year.

Business Forms & Permits

Temporary Sales Permit

Business Forms