Polk County Building Departments (Iowa)

Search for Polk County, IA building and zoning records. Building records include building plans, building code evaluations, building surveys, and building code violations, and zoning records include zoning violations, zoning boundaries, and zoning regulations.


Polk County Building Departments develop and enforce building codes to ensure the construction of safe buildings in Polk County, Iowa. The Building Department maintains building and zoning records, including design plans for construction and renovation projects, records on the current structures on any parcel, maps showing property lines, and Polk County building permits issued by the department. They also keep records on a property's compliance with Polk County building codes, including building and zoning violations, as well as records of inspection reports. Many Building Departments provide online access to building 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


Polk County Treasurers and Tax Collectors are responsible for the collection of property tax revenue in IA. The Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector maintains and updates records on every parcel in the district, as well as maintaining certain building and zoning records. These records include building valuations, zoning boundaries, and building construction. Treasurers and Tax Collectors also keep documents on Polk County property taxes, including property tax assessments, defaults on property taxes, and tax liens. The office may also maintain information on property auctions and a property's prior liens or foreclosures. Many Treasurers and Tax Collectors provide online databases to access their Polk County building records, including documents on building and zoning.

Des Moines Treasurer Des Moines IA 400 Robert D. Ray Drive 50309 515-283-4140

Polk County Treasurer's Office Des Moines IA 111 Court Avenue 50309 515-286-3030


Polk County Assessors evaluate the value of properties and parcels in order to determine property taxes. The Assessor's Office maintains current data on every property in the Polk County, IA including inventories of parcels and structures, zoning boundaries, and the value of all the property in the jurisdiction. Assessors may also keep Polk County building and zoning records, such as reports from on-site inspections, maps of property lines and zones, and value assessments for building improvements. Many Assessor's Offices provide online access to their records, including documents on building and zoning.

Polk County Assessor's Office Des Moines IA 111 Court Avenue 50309 515-286-3158


Polk County Building Inspectors ensure that building construction is in compliance with building and zoning codes in Polk County, IA. They maintain documents on permits issued by the Polk County Building Department, including construction, relocation, demolition, and occupancy permits. Building Inspectors also keep approved and rejected building plans and blueprints, records on a property's compliance with Polk County building codes, and records on building and zoning violations and inspection reports. Many Building Inspectors make these building and zoning records available to the public online.

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

Urbandale Building Inspector Urbandale IA 3600 86th Street 50322 515-278-3930

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


Polk County Code Enforcement Departments ensure compliance with building and zoning codes for a county or local government. Code Enforcement Departments in Iowa keep records on building code violations, zoning regulations, and zoning violations. They also maintain records on Polk County building inspections, complaints filed against properties or businesses, violations issued by the department, and other local rules and regulations. The records maintained by the Code Enforcement Department are often available online.

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