The Development Services office is now located at the Grimes Community Complex (410 SE Main Street #102)
Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, and Electrical permits are required within the Grimes city limits. Permits may also be picked up at City Hall.
Include: House Plans (1 set), Site Plan, SWPPPS Site Plan, SWPPPS Cover Sheet, Transfer Document, Energy Code Submittal including manuals, and Utilities Application (water, sewer, stormwater)
Single Family /Townhome Permit Application (PDF)
Pools & Hot Tubs
Include: Site Plan and Self closing/ locking gates.
$50 Over 3ft deep
$15 3ft deep or less
Pool /Hot Tub Permit Application (PDF)
Include: Renderings of Sign, Layout of Sign on Building, Building frontage sqft (Height x Width of Building frontage ) - Sign sqft
Sign Permit Application (PDF)
Decks, Sheds, and Fences
Permits for decks, sheds, and fences are charged as a flat fee.
Deck | $20 - need site plan, distance to property lines
Shed | $20 - need size and height, site map, distance to property lines, distance to house
Fence | $15 - need type and height of fence and site plan
Deck Requirements (PDF)
Shed Requirements (PDF)
Fence Requirements (PDF)
Driveway Requirements (PDF)
Metro Cold Weather Concrete Policy (PDF)
Carbon Monoxide Alarms (PDF)
Inspections must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. To schedule an inspection, please call the Development Services office at 515.986.4050.
Please include in all inspection appointments the following information:
Location / Address
STORM SEWER / WATER
PLUMBING ROUGH IN
FRAMING / ELECTRICAL / MECHANICAL ROUGH IN - All at once unless commercial or meter release / service.
FIRE ALARM AND SPRINKLER ACCEPTANCE TESTING (Can be scheduled alone or at final)
COMMERCIAL ROUGH INS MAY BE DONE SEPARATELY
PRE-CONSTRUCTION WALK THROUGH ON REMODELS AND ADDITIONS
Johnston-Grimes Metropolitan Fire Department Final Inspection checklist (PDF)