Building Code Plan Review

Department of Public Safety


Approval of construction plans for projects subject to the State Building Code for architectural, fire alarm, and fire sprinkler/suppression.

Code Citation Iowa Code 103A.23

Who Applies Owner of building or facility or design professional responsible for the project.

When To Apply Prior to start of construction; approval may take up to 60 days and must be received before construction commences.

Initial Requirements Submission of construction plans to Building Code Bureau, along with payment of applicable plan review fee.

Duration Does not pertain.

Processing Time Up to 60 days.

Fee Structure Fee structure based on total estimated project valuation.

Renewal Requirements Does not pertain.

Exam Does not pertain.

Additional Information Apply online at

Services Provided

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Contact Information
Building Code Bureau
Oran Pape Public Safety Building
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319