No permit fees to rebuild flood damaged homes in Pott Co


August 4th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Pottawattamie County Board of Supervisors, Wednesday, voted unanimously to pass a resolution temporarily waiving the permit filing fees associated with building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, demolition and septic systems, for residents in the county whose homes have been damaged by flood waters.

County Planning Director Kay Mocha said that while the filing fees will be waived, the permits are still required, so residents will need to come in and go through the permitting process. Mocha said the fees will be waived only if the permits are filed before work begins. She says if county officials find someone building without a permit, that person would be subject to penalties and fees.

Mocha said the county has about 120 homes affected by floodwaters, plus 10 businesses and a number of agricultural buildings.