The Building Department is responsible for permitting, planreview and inspections of new constructions including:

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • New structures, additions and remodels
  • Temporary Structures
  • Demolitions


  • Underground Plumbing
  • Footing
  • Foundation
  • Framing
  • Rough Plumbing
  • Rough Electric
  • Insulation Vapor Barrier
  • Sheetrock
  • Final

Stop by the building department located at the Fire Station to discuss your project ideas!


Current City Adopted Codes:

2012 IRC International Residential Code

2012 IFC International Fire Code

2012 IMC International Mechanical Code

2006 IBC International Building Code (Commercial) (State Fire Marshal has adopted 2012)

Specific Code Revisions for the City of Seward can be found at: Seward Code Revisions