The Zoning Ordinance is Title 9 of the City Code. The focus of the Zoning Ordinance is on identifying permitted and conditional uses by district, defining the location and boundary of a district, and regulating the bulk, height, and density of various permitted land uses.
Use the Zoning Ordinance to find the following topics:
Uses allowed by districts
Setbacks and Density
Accessory Structures such as fences and garages.
To find the zoning of a property, use West Des Moines’ Interactive Zoning Map! Begin by clicking on the box next to Zoning in the Map Layers and then clicking ‘Refresh Map.’ Use the ‘Search’ tool on the left hand side to zoom to a specific address. By using the ‘Identify’ tool and clicking on the property, you will find the zoning. A pdf copy of the latest edition of the Official Zoning Map is also available.