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City of Des Moines
The City of Des Moines processes all permit applications for building, fire hydrant availability, and fire systems. These applications are routed through the Fire Marshal's Office for review. In most cases the review time is not more than two weeks. All plans shall be submitted at the Building Department Office at:

Des Moines City Hall
21630 11th Ave., Suite D
Des Moines, WA 98198

Permit Fee Table  

If you have any questions about permit fees please contact the Building Department at 206.870.7576.

Fire Hydrant Availability
Fire Hydrant Availability form is required for all new construction and additions. The form shall be turned in to the City of Des Moines Building Department along with a plot plan drawn to scale indicating the addresses of adjoining properties and a Water Availability Certificate that shall be obtained from the appropriate Water District:

Highline Water District
23828 30th Ave. South
Kent, WA 98032

Ph: 206.824.0375
Lakehaven Utility District
31627 1st Ave. South
Federal Way, WA 98003

Ph: 253.941.1516
Water District 54
922 South 219th St.
Des Moines, WA 98198

Ph: 206.878.7210

Fire Systems Permits
Fire system permits shall be submitted through the Building Department. At least three sets shall be provided, with one copy being retained by the building department and one copy being retained for the building site. All submittals shall also be accompanied with a Des Moines Fire System Permit Application form.