Planning & Building

Violations of the Governor’s “Stay at Home” Order are crimes and the City is accepting reports of these violations exclusively through our online reporting system found here  http://www.desmoineswa.gov/reports.

Please do not call 911 or the Des Moines Police Department to report a potential violation. The City is currently experiencing higher than normal volume of calls for service so not all reports will receive a response. At this time the City’s priority is on education and ensuring that all residents are aware of how to keep themselves, their families and the rest of the community safe.

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PLANNING, BUILDING AND PUBLIC WORKS BUILDING CLOSURE


March 26, 2020 update


As a precautionary measure, and consistent with King County and State Departments of Health, the City is taking every precaution to limit the exposure and protect the citizens, the City and its staff.  For these reasons the following City Facilities will be closed until further notice:

PLANNING, BUILDING & ENGINEERING SERVICES

Planning/zoning, engineering and general inquiries will be answered via phone or email:

Planning/Zoning: dmplanning@desmoineswa.gov
(206) 870-7576

Engineering: jgrager@desmoineswa.gov

Building: building@desmoineswa.gov

(206) 870-7576

Please note: To comply with the Governor’s Stay Home Stay Healthy Proclamation 20-25, the City will schedule inspections only for projects listed as essential in the appendix to the proclamation. Our inspection schedule may continue to be impacted. 

To schedule an inspection for construction allowed under the Governor’s Stay at Home order: http://www.desmoineswa.gov/180/Schedule-an-Inspection

Read the Governor’s order here, includes links to the list of essential businesses and additional guidance for construction:  https://www.governor.wa.gov/news-media/inslee-announces-stay-home-stay-healthy%C2%A0order

Fix-It Form https://www.desmoineswa.gov/FormCenter/City-Forms-3/Fix-It-Form-35
We will be re-evaluating these procedures as new information becomes available, please check the website for the latest information.


Planning & Building Department


We are a full service department promoting community and environmental quality through land use planning and permitting.

Building, planning, and engineering staff are available to answer your general questions and perform plan pre-screening and intake between the hours of 9:00 am to 11:00 am daily. Plan revisions and deferred submittals will also be screened during those hours.

Our team is comprised of three divisions organized by responsibility:
  • Building Division
  • Development Services
  • Plan Development Division
Comprehensive Garbage, Recyclables and Compostables Collection Agreement Between the City of Des Moines and Cleanscapes, Inc

Contract Addendum to Comprehensive Garbage, Recycle and Compostables Collection Between the City of Des Moines and Cleanscapes, Inc.