Inspections Must be Scheduled At Least 24 Hours in Advance. Please Call City Hall To Schedule Inspections  986-3036.

Building Inspectors:

Scott Clyce:
email: sclyce@ci.grimes.ia.us
Office: 515.986.3036
Cell:    515.402.3588

Dave Sigler:
email: dsigler@ci.grimes.ia.us
Office: 515.986.3036
Cell:    515.208.5822

Chris Poole:
email: cpoole@ci.grimes.ia.us
Office: 515.986.3036
Cell:    515.371.5184

Dave Guthrie:
email: dguthrie@ci.grimes.ia.us
Office: 515.986.3036
Cell:    515.330.9438

Site Development Plan Application Packet  (PDF)
Board of Adjustment Packet  (PDF)

Report Concerns

Building Permit Application       (PDF)
Electrical Permit Application     (PDF)
Plumbing Permit Application    (PDF)
Mechanical Permit Application (PDF)

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)  (PDF)
SWPPP Checklist Residential    (PDF)
SWPPP Checklist Commercial   (PDF)

Utilities Application  (PDF)

 

Permits & Inspections

Permits

Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, and Electrical permits are required withing the Grimes city limits.  Permits may also be picked up at City Hall.

Single Family

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)

Pool  

Include: Site Plan and Self closing/ locking gates.

$50 3-feet or deeper

$15 less than 3-feet 

Sign

include: Renderings of Sign, Layout of Sign on Building, Building frontage sqft (Height x Width of Building frontage ) - Sign sqft

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)

Basement Refinish/Remodels
Driveway Requirements  (PDF)
Metro Cold Weather Concrete Policy  (PDF)
Carbon Monoxide Alarms  (PDF) 

Inspections

Inspections must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. To schedule an ispection, please call City Hall at 515-986-3036.
Please include in all inspection appointments the following information:

Contractor
Contact
Phone Number
Location / Address

Required Inspections:

FOOTINGS
FOUNDATION
STORM SEWER / WATER
GROUNDWORKS
PLUMBING ROUGH IN
FRAMING / ELECTRICAL / MECHANICAL ROUGH IN - All at once unless commercial or meter release / service.
SIDEWALK
APPROACH
FINAL INSPECTION
FIRE ALARM AND SPRINKLER ACCEPTANCE TESTING  (Can be scheduled alone or at final)
COMMERCIAL ROUGH INS MAY BE DONE SEPERATELY
PRE-CONSTRUCTION WALKTHROUGH ON REMODELS AND ADDITIONS