Agricultural structures being constructed in Muscatine County require either a building permit or a farm exemption. Income producing farming operation projects can be exempted from the County's construction codes by submitting the exemption application to the building department for review and approval. With exemption from county construction codes, property owners are still required to have electrical installations inspected by the state official. New or modifying existing septic installations is also required to have a permit, even when exempted from construction codes.
More information on the farm exemption process can be found in the County's code of Ordinances HERE, if you have specific questions or concerns please contact our office at 563-263-0482 or firstname.lastname@example.org.