Commercial building permits valued at more than $66.1 million were issued for projects in 13 Des Moines-area communities and Polk County in September 2020, data from the permits shows.

(September commercial building permits are represented by stars in circle icons.)

The commercial building permit map includes information about permits issued beginning Jan. 1, 2020.

The map above is interactive. Click on each icon to see permit value, address and city, type of construction, builder, architect or designer, and owner. The permits included in the map are for of projects valued at $100,000 or more or of public interest.

The icons are color coded for convenience:

Red - New construction

Blue - Remodels or renovations

Green - Additions

Yellow - Other 

Commercial building permit data is updated monthly. We hope you enjoy the tool!


$6.7 million in improvements made to 801 tower

Des Moines Cold Storage undergoing $12 million expansion

Kum & Go planned for Bondurant

Demand for warehouse space spurring new projects, particularly in northeast Polk County

Sanctuary, tower demolished at former D.M. church site



Helpful icons for interactive map





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Questions? Contact Kathy A. Bolten at