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City of Des Moines Building & Planning Department

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April 24, 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/zoning, engineering and general inquiries will be answered via phone or email:

Building:  building@desmoineswa.gov | (206) 870-7576

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

Engineering: jgrager@desmoineswa.gov  

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 and for construction activities occurring under the April 24, 2020 update.

Note: Our inspection schedule may be impacted.  We are working hard to accommodate our customers as scheduling allows.  Please help us by being ready for your inspection and observing all safety protocols.

Schedule an inspection for allowed construction.

Read the Governor’s order , includes links to the list of essential businesses and additional guidance for construction.  

Read the April 24, 2020 update and requirements.

We will be re-evaluating these procedures as new information becomes available, please check the website for the latest information.

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