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Exemption Request

Properties wishing to claim an exemption from the Energy and Water Use Benchmarking Ordinance in Des Moines must fill out the following form and attach supporting evidence to demonstrate a property's eligibility for exemption. Exemption request forms must be completed prior to March 1 succeeding the calendar year (for 2020 exemption, file before August 28, 2020).

The eligibility criteria for exemption is listed below in the form. You can also download the exemption criteria.

If you are unable to see the form below, we recommend opening this page in Google chrome. 

Due to COVID-19, the deadline for reporting has been extended to August 28th. If you have questions, email