The city of Pleasant Hill is near the top of the heap of practically risk-free places to own property in the country, according to the Insurance Services Office. The city's building department received an ISO rating of 2 (on a scale of 1 to 10, the lower the better), which ranks Pleasant Hill in the 96th percentile of other rated cities in Iowa and the 98th percentile nationally. This was the first ISO rating for the building department.  The ISO is an independent advisory organization that assesses risk for the property and casualty insurance industry.