• Citizen Satisfaction Survey Mailed to Households this Month

    The City of Des Moines has partnered with ETC Institute to receive feedback on how it is meeting the needs of residents and businesses in Des Moines. Surveys were sent to a random sampling of Des Moines households this week.

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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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  • 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 & Music Festival

    Annual event with culinary culture from around the world.

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Rental Home Inspections

All residential properties not occupied by the legal titleholder are required to have a rental certificate prior to occupancy. Inspectors are also charged with the responsibility of inspecting rental units. Single family and duplex structures are examined every thirty-six months. Structures of larger multiples are inspected every twenty-four months.
 

Rental Housing Inspection Fees

Application for Rental Certificate

Inspection Check Sheet

City of Des Moines Housing Code

 

Five Unit or More Multifamily Recycling Guidelines

Multifamily Recycling Plan

Letter to Landlords re: Recycling

 

 

 

Contract Sale Inspection

The contract sale inspection process is under review.  Please call the Neighborhood Inspections Division for details 283-4046.