A house not occupied by the owner must have a rental certificate. Inspectors are also charged with the responsibility of inspecting rental units.
You can contact us to see if a rental has a certificate.
You can call us if you want a rental certificate and we will send you an application packet.
The links will take to you to the following information for landlords:
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
Neighborhood Inspection Zoning Division
Argonne Armory – 2nd Floor
602 Robert D Ray Drive
Des Moines IA 50309
Phone: (515) 283-4046