Polk County Permits (Iowa)

Search for Polk County, IA county permits. A county permit search can provide information on applying for a permit, permit requirements, building permits, land use permits, demolition permits, septic system permits, access permits, utility permits, special event permits, renovation permits, temporary event permits, reserving public property, looking up permits, checking if a permit is valid, fire code permits, certificates of zoning compliance, and water system permits.


The Polk County Clerk's Office maintains public records for a county, including vital documents like birth certificates and marriage licenses, as well as Polk County permits. Clerks in Polk County, Iowa may be responsible for filing and issuing county permits, including building permits, land use permits, access permits, utility permits, and special event permits. These permits may be required for installing or repairing septic systems, demonstrating that a building meets fire codes and other building codes, demolition, repairs, renovations, and adjusting boundary lines. They may also be required for temporary events, reserving public property, or a number of land development uses. The Polk County Clerk Office can provide information on how to apply for a Polk County permit or how to check if a permit is valid, and their permit information and records are usually available online.

Altoona City Clerk Altoona IA 407 8th Street Southeast 50009 515-967-5136

Des Moines City Clerk Des Moines IA 400 East 1st Street 50309 515-283-4141

Mitchellville City Clerk Mitchellville IA 204 Center Avenue North 50169 515-967-2935

Polk County Clerk Des Moines IA 500 Mulberry Street 50309 515-286-3772


A Polk County Town or City Hall provides municipal services for their community, which can include issuing and filing permits. These county permits may be required for a number of building projects, including renovations, demolitions, repairs, land development, and zoning compliance. In addition to building permits, Town and City Halls in Polk County, Iowa may also issue land use permits related to boundary lines, private roads, addresses, and water systems, as well as access permits, utility permits, and special event permits. These records can be used to prove that a project has a valid permit or to look up county permit rules, apply for a permit in Polk County, or see approved permits. Town and City Halls typically provide online access to their county permit records.

Altoona City Hall Altoona IA 407 8th Street Southeast 50009 515-967-7866

Ankeny City Hall Ankeny IA 410 West 1st Street 50023 515-965-6469

Bondurant City Hall Bondurant IA 100 Lincoln Street Southeast 50035 515-967-2418

Clive City Hall Clive IA 1900 Northwest 114th Street 50325 515-223-6220

Des Moines City Hall Des Moines IA 400 Robert D. Ray Drive 50309 515-283-4209

Grimes City Hall Grimes IA 101 Northeast Harvey Street 50111 515-986-3036

Johnston City Hall Johnston IA 6221 Merle Hay Road 50131 515-278-2344

Pleasant Hill City Hall Pleasant Hill IA 5160 Maple Drive 50327 515-262-9368

Polk City City Hall Polk IA 112 South 3rd Street 50226 515-984-6233

Runnells City Hall Runnells IA 110 Brown Street 50237 515-966-2042

Sheldahl City Hall Sheldahl IA 803 2nd Street 50243 515-685-2814

Urbandale City Hall Urbandale IA 3600 86th St 50322 515-278-3900

West Des Moines City Hall West Des Moines IA 4200 Mills Civic Parkway 50265 515-222-3444

Windsor Heights City Hall Windsor Heights IA 1133 66th St 50324 515-279-3662


A Polk County Building Department creates and enforces building codes and zoning rules to ensure the construction of safe buildings. As part of their job, Building Departments in Polk County, Iowa issue and file building permits. These county permits may be required for renovations, demolition, repairs, land development, and installing or repairing septic systems. Polk County permits can show if a building meets fire codes and other building codes, which may be called a certificate of zoning compliance. These Polk County public records can be used to prove a building project has a valid permit or to look up building permit rules, apply for a permit, or see approved permits. Building Departments often provide online access to county permit information and records.

Altoona City Zoning Altoona IA 1504 8th Street Southwest 50009 515-967-5138

Des Moines Permits Des Moines IA 602 Robert D. Ray Drive 50309 515-283-4200

Des Moines Zoning Des Moines IA 602 Robert D. Ray Drive 50309 515-283-4182

Iowa State Permits Ankeny IA 6310 Southeast Convenience Boulevard 50021 515-237-3264

Johnston Building Department Johnston IA 6221 Merle Hay Road 50131 515-727-7778

Johnston Zoning Johnston IA 6221 Merle Hay Rd 50131 515-278-2344

Polk County Building Department Des Moines IA 5885 Northeast 14th Street 50313 515-286-3352

Polk County Planning and Zoning Department Des Moines IA 5885 Northeast 14th Street 50313 515-286-3358

Urbandale Zoning Urbandale IA 3600 86th Street 50322 515-278-3935

West Des Moines Permits West Des Moines IA 4200 Mills Civic Parkway 50265 515-222-3630


A Polk County Code Enforcement Office is responsible for ensuring compliance with building codes as well as other rules and regulations. As part of enforcing building codes and zoning regulations, Code Enforcement Offices in Polk County, Iowa may issue county permits. These Polk County permits can be required for land development, installing septic systems, demolition, repairs, and renovations. They may also be required to show that a building meets fire codes and other building codes, which may be known as a certificate of zoning compliance. These Polk County public records can also show if a building had a valid permit, and they can be used to look up building permit rules, apply for a permit, or see approved permits. Code Enforcement Offices typically provide online access to their county permit records.

Urbandale Code Enforcement Urbandale IA 3600 86th Street 50322 515-278-3935