Site Plan Approval for the Installation of Flammable/Combustible Liquid and Liquid Propane Containers

Department of Public Safety


Before installing aboveground tanks storing flammable or combustible liquids, plans must be submitted to the Fire Marshal Division for approval in accordance with subrule 661 Iowa Administrative Code 221.3(3)

Code Citation Iowa Code Chapter 101 and 661 Iowa Administrative Code 221, 226, and 228

Who Applies Owners of aboveground storage containers holding flammable or combustible liquids or liquid propane, the installer shall submit construction documents for such installation to the Iowa State Fire Marshal for site plan approval.

When To Apply Approval shall be sought before the installation of containers.

Initial Requirements Submission of plans triggers review and inspection; no other requirements.

Duration Approval required prior to installation only.

Processing Time Thirty days.

Fee Structure Applicable fees online at

Renewal Requirements Not applicable.

Exam Not applicable.

Additional Information Apply online at PDF application forms may be found online at

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Jeannie Guttenfelder
Oran Pape Building
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319