Vacant Building License

The City of Dubuque Building Services Department issues annual licenses for vacant commercial and residential buildings located within the City of Dubuque. The annual License Fee is $350 dollars for both residential and commercial buildings. Please contact the Building Services Department for more information.
  • Property owners must fill out the below application and read through the instructions.
  • Application must be submitted along with full payment for the annual license.
  • Applications will be reviewed and an inspection must be scheduled with our Building Inspector to perform an exterior and interior inspection of the property to ensure it meets all minimum requirements of our local adopted codes. 
  • NOTE: Property owners are responsible to make any and all necessary repairs if violations are found during the inspection process.
  • The Vacant Building License will be issued upon approval of the Building Inspector passing the interior/exterior inspection.
  • Vacant Building Application