West Des Moines Permits in West Des Moines, Iowa

Popularity:#2 of 10 Building Departments in Polk County#5 of 71 Building Departments in Iowa#1,041 in Building Departments

West Des Moines Permits Contact Information

Address and Phone Number for West Des Moines Permits, a Building Department, at Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines IA.

West Des Moines Permits
4200 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa, 50265

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About the West Des Moines Permits

The West Des Moines Permits, located in West 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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West Des Moines Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find West 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.

West Des Moines Residential Housing Units
 West Des MoinesPolk County
Total Housing Units29,696197,248
Occupied Housing Units27,704 (93.3%)183,753 (93.2%)
West Des Moines Occupied Residential Buildings
 West Des MoinesPolk County
Single-Family Detached Homes13,352 (48.2%)120,585 (65.6%)
Single-Family Attached Homes3,950 (14.3%)14,312 (7.8%)
2 Apartments136 (0.5%)3,042 (1.7%)
3 or 4 Apartments598 (2.2%)3,689 (2.0%)
5 to 9 Apartments1,691 (6.1%)6,888 (3.7%)
10 or More Apartments7,733 (27.9%)31,267 (17.0%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing244 (0.9%)3,970 (2.2%)
West Des Moines Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 West Des MoinesPolk County
2014 or Later1,252 (4.5%)5,534 (3.0%)
2010 to 20132,517 (9.1%)7,565 (4.1%)
2000 to 20094,609 (16.6%)28,159 (15.3%)
1980 to 199910,354 (37.4%)42,720 (23.2%)
1960 to 19795,624 (20.3%)43,458 (23.7%)
1940 to 19592,529 (2,529.0%)28,436 (28,436.0%)
1939 or Earlier819 (3.0%)27,881 (15.2%)
West Des Moines Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 West Des MoinesPolk County
1 Room525 (1.9%)3,433 (1.9%)
2 or 3 Rooms16,912 (61.0%)119,859 (65.2%)
4 or 5 Rooms8,764 (31.6%)64,699 (35.2%)
6 or 7 Rooms5,842 (21.1%)51,209 (27.9%)
8 or More Rooms7,982 (28.8%)44,181 (24.0%)
West Des Moines Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 West Des MoinesPolk County
No Bedroom616 (2.2%)4,110 (2.2%)
1 Bedroom3,375 (12.2%)18,259 (9.9%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms16,912 (61.0%)119,859 (65.2%)
4 or More Bedrooms6,801 (24.5%)41,525 (22.6%)
West Des Moines Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 West Des MoinesPolk County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities27,683 (99.9%)183,309 (99.8%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities27,519 (99.3%)182,243 (99.2%)