• Local Option Sales & Service Tax

    Learn about the Local Option Sales & Service Tax (LOSST) proposed for the City of Des Moines.

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  • Des Moines Civil & Human Rights Symposium

    The 33rd Annual Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Symposium is March 20, 2019! Register now for a day packed with interactive workshops to address economic, social, political, and judicial progress.

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  • 2019 Pet Licenses

    Beginning on Monday, November 26th, pet licenses and dog park permits for 2019 will be available at the City Clerk's Office

    Questions? Please contact the City Clerk 283-4209.

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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 Festival and Event City

    DSM has been designated a “World Festival and Event City” by the International Festivals and Events Association.

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Resident Satisfaction Surveys

 

Every two years the City of Des Moines hires a private party to administer a survey to allow residents an opportunity to provide feedback about the services they receive from the City of Des Moines. The input assists the City in making critical decisions about the allocation of City resources and helps set the direction for the future of our community.

 

2016 Resident Survey Report

2016 Business Survey Report

 

2013 Resident Survey Report

2013 Business Survey Report

Overview - 2013 Resident and Business Satisfaction Survey