Permit and Development Center
The City of Des Moines Permit and Development Center is the place to go for construction permits.
The City has launched new permitting & inspections software! Apply, Pay, Access Documents, and Request Inspections Online!
June 21, 2021: There may be temporary delays in processing requests during the next couple of months while staff transition to the new software platform. Learn More
Find information about your property by using our Show Me My House tool.
Once you have determined the jurisdiction, confirm the Zoning District and review the Municipal Code Chapter 134 for the specific regulations.
Additional property information:
602 Robert D. Ray Drive
Des Moines, IA 50309
Working in the City Right of Way
Permit Extension & Cancellation/Refund Requests
- Permit Extension Request
- Solicitud de Extensión de Permiso
- Permit Cancellation & Refund Request
- Solicitud de Cancelación y Reembolso para un Permiso
Power Engineer & Sign Erector Licenses
- Power Engineer License Renewal
- Power Engineer License - New Application
- Sign Erector License Renewal
- Sign Erector License - New Application
Permit Fee CalculatorsArchive Permit Research Requests