New construction and exterior home improvement projects such as additions, fences, sheds, or decks will require a permit. Replacement of existing structures may also require a permit, while repairs may not. Interior home improvement projects involving electrical work will also require a permit. Please check with the Building Official via email Jerry Byers for permit requirements or building questions. Jerry can be reached at 641.628.0043.
The Dutch Residential District (DURE) is intended to preserve and promote Dutch architecture for new residential developments as well as to promote the long-term enhancement of residential properties in and around the Central Business District. Development in the DURE District must accommodate design and architectural parameters that are consistent with the heritage of the community. These architectural themes promote Pella as an attractive and unique community. Smaller than usual lot sizes are allowed in the DURE District in exchange for the requirement of Dutch architecture.