The Building Division is responsible for the safe building environment and structural integrity of buildings in the City. It strives to provide this integrity through plan review of construction projects, for compliance with the City's codes and ordinances. This division also provides on site inspections to help insure that the actual construction is safe and secure.

The Building Division's objectives are to benefit the general public through the establishment of minimum safety and construction standards, providing education to the public concerning the necessity of these standards, encouragement of the public to meet these standards through voluntary compliance, and to provide enforcement of City adopted building codes and zoning ordinances.


Building Inspection

Development Services Department

Temporary Office Location: WDM Library @ 4000 Mills Civic Parkway

4200 Mills Civic Parkway Suite 2D

West Des Moines, IA 50265

TEL: (515) 222-3630


FAX: (515) 273-0602


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