City of Des Moines Public Works

Welcome to the City of Des Moines Public Works MyPermits portal.

Here you can access permits that have been submitted to the City for review, request a service, and search for information regarding a parcel or an address. We hope that this service and information will serve you well and if you have any questions please call today at (206) 870-6525.

Active Permits
Permit Status allows you to view the status of current and previously issued permits. You may find information by searching by Permit Number or Address.
Welcome to the MyPermits plans and documents upload portal.

First-time users of this system will need to establish an account through the "Sign In" hyperlink located at the top right of the MyPermits Home page.  Once logged into the system you can upload files to your permit.

  • All upload files must be Adobe PDF file format or JPEG pictures.
  • Use only letters and numbers in the file name - special characters cause problems.
  • File size limit is 50MB
Once registered you may login and request an inspection for your permits.
Apply Online

Apply online for your Right of Way permits.

 Effective January 1, 2020 there will be a 3.5% service fee on all credit card transactions.

1.  First time users must create an online account before you can log-in. (see the link to register at the top of the page)

2.  Log-in and follow the prompts to fill in the required information on the application.

3.  Submit your application (this emails the application to City staff for review).

4.  Watch for a return email letting you know that your application has been approved and is ready for payment.

5.  Login to your online account and pay the balance.

6.  When payment is confirmed staff will make the permit available for download.

7.  Print a copy of your permit to have onsite and available for inspections.


Please be sure to read the issued permit for permit conditions and required inspections.


See “Inspections” to schedule an inspection online and view the calendar of scheduled inspections to see what time yours is scheduled for.

My Permits
My Permits allows you as a user to setup and track permits you are interested in. From the Permit Information screen you click on the button at the top right to add or remove that permit from this list.