The Pleasant Hill Building Department performs all types of residential and commercial construction inspections Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Inspections are typically scheduled a day in advance to coordinate the inspectors schedule and some inspections can be combined. For additional information or to schedule an inspection, contact the Building Department at 515-309-9461.

Changes to Note for Residential Inspections as of 1/1/2020

TOWNHOME ELECTRICAL: Feeders supplying townhomes shall not extend through any townhome unit other than the unit served. For the purposes of this provision, the term townhome shall mean a single-family dwelling unit constructed in a group of two or more attached units in which each unit extends from foundation to roof and with a yard or public way on not less than two sides.

PEX WATER SERVICE: Cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) can now be used for the water service from the stop box to the structure as installed following Des Moines Water Works standards. Copper is still required from the water main to the stop box.

FROST FOOTING REQUIREMENTS: Footings at frost depth will not be required for detached residential accessory structures under 1,024 sq. ft. or freestanding decks under 30” high from the surrounding grade at least 36” out from the deck. 

Residential Inspection List
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Contact Us

  1. City of Pleasant Hill Building Department
    5160 Maple Dr., Suite A
    Pleasant Hill, IA 50327

    Ph: 515-309-9461
    Fx: 515-309-9458

    Hours of Operation 

    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Customer Service

Des Moines Water Works

Customer Offices

MidAmerican Energy