• AViD 2014

    It's Raining Authors!

    The 2014 season of the popular Authors Visiting in Des Moines (AViD) series from the Des Moines Public Library. All AViD author events are free and open to the public.

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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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  • One of the Best Cities for Jobs

    Des Moines ranks #2 on Forbes 2012 list of Best Cities for Jobs.

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  • Ash Tree Insect Alert

    Information and educational links about emerald ash borer (EAB) are presented here so city residents can be informed about the city’s plans to treat and remove public ash trees, and so they can make plans to manage ash trees on private property.

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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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Parking Ticket Collection Process

 

A parking citation is forwarded to Professional Account Management, the collection agency for the City of Des Moines, for action once it becomes 60 – 90 days delinquent.  They attempt collection through mailings and telephone calls.  If unsuccessful, they report non-payment to various Credit Bureaus which can result in an adverse credit rating.

 

We also initiate collection of parking citations through the State Income Tax Offset Program administered by the Iowa Department of Revenue.  Any person receiving a State of Iowa income tax refund, who has unpaid parking citations, is subject to having their refund delayed until the tickets are paid. If the tickets remain unpaid, the City must wait a required 15-day period before we will then deduct the amount owed from their refund.  The State then withholds funds to cover the parking citations, issues payment to the City, and the citizen receives the remainder.