An Emergency Snow Parking Ban is in effect for West Des Moines from 8:00 a.m. on Friday, January 17, to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2020. 

The Emergency Parking Ban applies to all streets in West Des Moines. During an Emergency Parking Ban, vehicles are subject to a $50 fine and/or towing.


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  • 2015 International Building Code (IBC)   
  • 2015 International Residential Code (IRC)
  • 2015 International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC)


  • 2015 International Fire Code (IFC) with local amendments


  • State of Iowa Electric Code (2017 NEC)
  • State of Iowa Energy Code (2012 IECC)
  • State of Iowa Mechanical Code (2018 IMC)
  • State of Iowa Plumbing Code (2018 UPC)


  • Frost Depth: 42 inches
  • Ground Snow Load: 30 lb. (24 lb. Roof Load)
  • Wind Speed: 105/115/120 mph based on building risk category
  • Seismic Zone: A


Useful Links:

International Code Council


State of Iowa Building Code Bureau - Electrical code & licensing; Energy code 


Iowa Department of Public Health - Plumbing and Mechanical codes & licensing

Iowa Workforce Development - Contractor law and licensing


United States Access Board - Accessibility requirements

 Des Moines Metropolitan Wastewater Reclamation Authority (WRA) - FOG