Building Inspector Offices in Polk County, Iowa

There are 3 Building Inspector Offices in Polk County, Iowa, serving a population of 467,235 people in an area of 574 square miles. There is 1 Building Inspector per 155,745 people, and 1 Building Inspector per 191 square miles.

In Iowa, Polk County is ranked 15th of 99 counties in Building Inspector Offices per capita, and 2nd of 99 counties in Building Inspector Offices per square mile.

List of Polk County Building Inspector Offices

Find Polk County, Iowa building inspectors.

Polk County Building Inspector 5885 Northeast 14th Street Des Moines, IA

Urbandale Building Inspector 3600 86th Street Urbandale, IA

West Des Moines Building Inspector 4200 Mills Civic Parkway West Des Moines, IA

About Polk County Building Inspectors

The Polk County Building Inspector, sometimes referred to as a Building Official, is a Polk County or local official responsible for ensuring that all building construction is in compliance with building codes and related regulations in Polk County, IA. Building codes establish standards for the construction of buildings and they address virtually all aspects of construction, including design requirements, building materials, electric, plumbing and other trades, parking, and resistance to natural disasters. Building Inspectors are typically employed within a Building or Development Department. A Building Department may have multiple Polk County Building Inspectors with a Chief Building Inspector overseeing all inspection activities, while smaller jurisdictions may have a single Building Inspector to conduct all building inspection activity.

You may contact the Building Inspector for questions about:
  • Polk County building inspections
  • What Building Inspectors look for
  • Building codes and violations in Polk County, IA
  • Building permits and permitting process
  • Building, elevator, and fire code compliance in Iowa