• One of the Best Places for Business and Careers

    Forbes magazine has recognized Des Moines as one of the best places for business and careers in their 2014 rating of communities. This includes cost of doing business, job growth, and education as factors.

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  • Rain Barrel Give-Away

    The City of Des Moines is giving residents a chance at winning a Rain Barrel! All you have to do is complete the short online survey to enter for your chance to win. There will be 3 lucky winners announced the week of August 11th. Good luck and thanks for participating. The deadline to complete the survey is August 10th.

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  • #1 Up-and-Coming Downtown

    Fortune magazine names Des Moines number one "up-and-coming" downtown.

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  • Welcome to the City of Des Moines

    A major center for insurance, financial services and publishing, Des Moines has a lot to offer, such as affordable housing, short commute times, a diverse population, and was also recently named one of the best places to live on the Silicon Prairie.

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  • Spotlight on Des Moines

    Gray's Lake Park features the 1,400 foot-long Kruidenier Trail pedestrian bridge and a 1.9 mile trail around the lake. "...Residents can walk, bike, boat or fish -- right in the very heart of downtown," said Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie.

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  • Re-Discover the Coolest Place in Town: Your Library!

    Check out what's going on at your library.

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  • Iowa State Capitol

    The Iowa State Capitol is among the most beautiful state capitols in the country with its 275-foot, 23-karat gold leafed dome anchoring the east end of downtown Des Moines.

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  • East Village

    Historic East Village is an eclectic neighborhood of restored historic properties, beautiful streetscapes, and urban living at the foot of the State Capitol.

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  • World Food Prize

    Des Moines is home to the World Food Prize the foremost international award recognizing the achievements in advancing human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.

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Forms & Permit Applications

  • Archive Permit Search Request Form
  • Building Permit Extension Request Form
  • Electrical Permit Application-Version with automatic fee calculation available upon request, call: 515-283-4200
  • Mechanical Permit Application-Version with automatic fee calculation available upon request, call: 515-283-4200
  • Plumbing Permit Application-Version with automatic fee calculation available upon request, call: 515-283-4200
  • Grading Permit Application
  • Grading Permit Waiver
  • Right-Of-Way Obstruction/Excavation Application
  • Right-Of-Way Obstruction Permit - Insurance Bond Information (For projects involving a building permit)(Non-Excavation)
  • Application For Certificate of Compliance - Existing Buildings
  • Application For Certificate of Compliance - New Buildings
  • Board of Appeals Application Form
  • Temporary Use Events Packet 

     

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    Permit, Inspection, & Other Information

  • Cold Weather Concrete Policy
  • Cold Weather Concrete:  Projected Temperatures
  • Permit Requirements
  • Plan Review Flow Chart
  • Plan Review Information
  • When is an Architect Required? 
  • When is an Engineer Required?
  • Certificate of Exemption from Architectural Practice Exemption
  • Submittal Matrix Checklist
  • EPA Requirements for Safe Renovation, Remodeling and painting
  • Flood Information Brochure
  • Hydro-Test Certification (for waterlines over 2” in size)
  • Iowa’s Contractor Law – Registration and Bonding
  • Lead-Based Paint Notification
  • UFER Grounding System  
  • Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST) Bonding 

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