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The Building Code Bureau performs plan reviews for all State-owned buildings. In addition, all non-State-owned building that are constructed with State appropriated funds, if built in an area without an adopted and enforced local building code are required to be reviewed. If the building is not State owned, additions, renovations and repairs are excluded from this plan review requirement. Click here for additional information.

In addition, plan reviews are required for compliance with State Fire Marshal Rules for any education building or facility serving kindergarten through twelfth grade, any college or university building or facility, any child care facility, any correctional facility or any gaming facility. Click here for additional information.

Plans for initial construction or alterations, changes, additions, renovations or remodeling of any health care facility shall be submitted to the Building Code Bureau. Click here for additional information regarding fire safety requirements which apply to all health care facilities.

IMPORTANT: A properly completed Plan Submittal Form along with the requisite plans review fee must be submitted with every project. The Submittal Form and the check for the plans review fee must be readily visible to the outside of rolled or folded plans, preferably in a sealed envelope. Failure to submit this material will result in a written notification from our office that the plans will not be reviewed until these items are received.



Iowa Department of Public Safety
State Fire Marshal Division
215 East 7th Street | Des Moines, Iowa 50319 | 515-725-6145

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