Des Moines Permits in Des Moines, Iowa

Popularity:#4 of 4 Building Departments in Des Moines#5 of 10 Building Departments in Polk County#30 of 71 Building Departments in Iowa#2,929 in Building Departments

Des Moines Permits Contact Information

Address, Phone Number, and Hours for Des Moines Permits, a Building Department, at Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines IA.

Des Moines Permits
602 Robert D. Ray Drive
Des Moines, Iowa, 50309
Mon-Fri 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

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About the Des Moines Permits

The Des Moines Permits, located in Des Moines, Iowa, ensures the construction of safe buildings, primarily through the development and enforcement of building codes. The Building Department establishes building codes and standards for the construction of buildings and addresses virtually all aspects of construction, including design requirements, building materials, parking, resistance to natural disasters, and trades such as electric and plumbing.

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Des Moines Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Des Moines Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Des Moines Residential Housing Units
 Des MoinesPolk County
Total Housing Units92,014197,248
Occupied Housing Units84,140 (91.4%)183,753 (93.2%)
Des Moines Occupied Residential Buildings
 Des MoinesPolk County
Single-Family Detached Homes54,816 (65.1%)120,585 (65.6%)
Single-Family Attached Homes4,019 (4.8%)14,312 (7.8%)
2 Apartments1,923 (2.3%)3,042 (1.7%)
3 or 4 Apartments2,074 (2.5%)3,689 (2.0%)
5 to 9 Apartments2,563 (3.0%)6,888 (3.7%)
10 or More Apartments16,768 (19.9%)31,267 (17.0%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing1,977 (2.3%)3,970 (2.2%)
Des Moines Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Des MoinesPolk County
2014 or Later816 (1.0%)5,534 (3.0%)
2010 to 20131,178 (1.4%)7,565 (4.1%)
2000 to 20096,342 (7.5%)28,159 (15.3%)
1980 to 199911,031 (13.1%)42,720 (23.2%)
1960 to 197920,224 (24.0%)43,458 (23.7%)
1940 to 195920,573 (20,573.0%)28,436 (28,436.0%)
1939 or Earlier23,976 (28.5%)27,881 (15.2%)
Des Moines Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Des MoinesPolk County
1 Room2,487 (3.0%)3,433 (1.9%)
2 or 3 Rooms58,546 (69.6%)119,859 (65.2%)
4 or 5 Rooms34,839 (41.4%)64,699 (35.2%)
6 or 7 Rooms22,804 (27.1%)51,209 (27.9%)
8 or More Rooms13,222 (15.7%)44,181 (24.0%)
Des Moines Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Des MoinesPolk County
No Bedroom2,984 (3.5%)4,110 (2.2%)
1 Bedroom11,066 (13.2%)18,259 (9.9%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms58,546 (69.6%)119,859 (65.2%)
4 or More Bedrooms11,544 (13.7%)41,525 (22.6%)
Des Moines Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Des MoinesPolk County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities83,853 (99.7%)183,309 (99.8%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities83,380 (99.1%)182,243 (99.2%)