The Neighborhood Inspection Division is staffed by sixteen inspectors, three supervisors and one administrator. The Division has a clerical staff of four. Each inspector is responsible for a specific geographical area of the City.
The division has three primary responsibilities; rental inspections, the oversight of condemned buildings, and the abatement of junk and debris which includes junk vehicles.
Complaints about health and zoning code enforcement, residential contract sales, public nuisances, or rental home inspections may be brought to the attention of the Division by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or calling (515) 283-4046.
You can find information about the Housing Appeals Board and their meetings.
Phone: (515) 283-4046
Argonne Armory – 1st Floor
602 Robert D Ray Drive
Des Moines IA 50309
We can help with:
- Sound permits
- Transient Merchant - Application
- Transient Merchant – License Information
- Sign permits
- Land use questions
List of Duties
- Abandoned Wells
- Animal Waste Complaints
- Illegal Businesses
- Garage sales
- Illegal Dumping
- Illegal Parking in Front Yards
- Interior Unsanitary Conditions
- Mosquito Control
- Noise Ordinance Enforcement
- Nuisance Odor Ordinance
- Rat Control
- Renting a house without a certificate
- Septic System and Sewer Line Failure
- Voluntary Impounds