Public Works Office

Building Division

The Building Division issues permits and inspects new construction and additions to residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Inspections are done so that all new construction and additions are in compliance with the Polk County Construction Code.

The Permit Holder, or his Representative, is responsible for calling in for inspections.

Please call 515-286-3352 before 9:00 a.m. if you are requesting an inspection that same day. Requests after 9:00 a.m. will be scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis

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Contact Us

Director: Robert Rice

5885 NE 14 Street
Des Moines, IA 50313
Hours of Operation 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM M - F

Phone: 515.286.3705
FAX 515.286.3437
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