• Rain Barrel Giveaway

    Enter to win one of 3 free rain barrels from the Des Moines Stormwater Utility! Entries accepted June 27- August 10 in person at the Science Center of Iowa or online, see contest rules for details.

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  • 2018 SCRUB Events

    The City’s SCRUB Program (Spring Cleanup to Remove Urban Blight) allows residents to dispose of trash and yard debris at no cost. For a SCRUB calendar and guidelines click "More Info" below.

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  • Welcome to the City of Des Moines

    A major center for insurance, financial services and publishing, Des Moines has a lot to offer, such as affordable housing, short commute times, a diverse population, and was also recently named one of the best places to live on the Silicon Prairie.

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  • Spotlight on Des Moines

    Gray's Lake Park features the 1,400 foot-long Kruidenier Trail pedestrian bridge and a 1.9 mile trail around the lake. "...Residents can walk, bike, boat or fish -- right in the very heart of downtown," said Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie.

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  • Iowa State Capitol

    The Iowa State Capitol is among the most beautiful state capitols in the country with its 275-foot, 23-karat gold leafed dome anchoring the east end of downtown Des Moines.

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  • East Village

    Historic East Village is an eclectic neighborhood of restored historic properties, beautiful streetscapes, and urban living at the foot of the State Capitol.

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  • World Food Prize

    Des Moines is home to the World Food Prize the foremost international award recognizing the achievements in advancing human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.

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Street Use Permits and Street Event Closure Procedure
 In order to guarantee a safe and fun event, please apply at the Municipal Services Center, 1551 E. M L King Jr. Pkwy., Des Moines, IA 50317, at least 90 days in advance for a non-residential street closure and at least 30 days in advance for a residential street closure.  For assistance contact the City Manager's Office at (515) 283-4141.
 
Residential Street Use
 
 
 
Non-Residential Street Use


Non-Residential Street Use Instructions and Application - Print & Complete Form