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  • Storm Drain Manhole Cover Design Contest

    The City of Des Moines Department of Public Works invites you to submit an original design and water quality message to help educate citizens and visitors to Des Moines about storm water pollution. The winning design or designs will become the standard design for new and replaced storm sewer manhole covers throughout the City.

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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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  • AViD 2016

    It's the 2016 season of the popular Authors Visiting in Des Moines (AViD) series from the Des Moines Public Library. All AViD author events are free and open to the public.

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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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  • 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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  • Archive Permit Search Request Form
  • Building Permit Extension Request Form
  • Permit Cancellation Refund Form - New Fillable Form
  • Electrical Permit Application
  • Mechanical Permit Application
  • Plumbing Permit Application
  • Grading Permit Application
  • Grading Permit Waiver
  • Power Engineer/Fireman License Application
  • 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 

     Electronically Fillable Forms & Permit Applications

     Permit Fees

     Permit, Inspection, & Other Information

  • Cold Weather Concrete Policy
  • Cold Weather Concrete:  Projected Temperatures
  • Permit Requirements
  • Minor Maintenance & Repair Exempt from Building Permits
  • 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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