Search for Permits

Welcome to the City of Des Moines live permits database. This site provides live access to building, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical permit status and inspection information. Permit records may be searched by address or permit number.


To search by address:


- Enter address number and street name in the address field.


- Select the appropriate permit from the list provided to see permit details and activities.


To search by permit number:


- Enter the permit number in the permit number field. 


- Permit numbers begin with three letters followed by the year, a dash, and 5 digits. For example: BLD2012-12345


Call Permit and Development Center staff at 515-283-4200 with questions.