Illegal Businesses

It may not be legal to run a business from a house. The zoning inspectors will check if you believe someone is running a business that is not allowed.

If you want to start a business in your house you can talk to us about the plan. Contact us at 283-4200 to set up a pre-application meeting. For general questions call us at 283-4046.

The Zoning Board of Adjustment can allow home occupations. We will help you with the application if you have questions. 

You can only have two garage sales a year. They can only last four days for each sale.

Contact Us
Neighborhood Inspection Zoning Division
Argonne Armory – 2nd Floor
602 Robert D Ray Drive
Des Moines IA 50309
Phone: (515) 283-4046