Permits, Licenses & Forms

All necessary permit applications are available here and are listed below. Forms can be printed, completed and returned to City Hall by mail or fax. If you do not see a form you are looking for, please contact us at (319) 694-2695 M-F, 8:00 AM - NOON, and 1:00 PM-5:00 PM.

MAIL: Brighton City Hall
           PO Box 336
           Brighton, IA 52540

FAX: (319) 694-3000
*Please include a cover letter with all faxed forms.  



Any and all structures must be approved by the City council. Building permit applications are available at Brighton City Hall and require a minimum $20.00 processing fee.

*A minimum $20.00 fee will be returned if the council does not approve the submitted application.


 Dog Licensing

All dogs must have current tags registered  with the City of Brighton. To purchase a tag for your dog(s), the owner must have proof of up-to-date rabies shots from a licensed veterinarian. All tags are $5.00 each until January 1st of the current year for which they are available and will increase an additional $1.00 per month after January 1st of that year.


All fences, like buildings, require a completed and approved application. There is no charge to acquire a fence permit. Please read the ordinance carefully before erecting any fence-like structure, and return all completed applications for approval to City Hall by mail, fax, or in person.

*** Please see building ordinance in the Building Permits section (Chapter 155.25A, Ordinance 10-02 - FENCES).



 Golf Cart Permits

Golf carts are permitted in the City of Brighton, according to the ordinance laws, which are available for viewing. Permits are $20.00 per vehicle tag, and they, along with permit applications, are available at Brighton City Hall.