Due to renovations some offices have moved, please check the City Hall Move page for more information.
  • 2018 Pet Licenses

    Don't forget your 2018 licenses & dog park passes! Available at City Hall (400 Robert D. Ray Drive) Stop in before Monday, April 2nd to avoid the late fee.

    Questions? Please contact the City Clerk 283-4209.


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  • Armory Development Request

    The City of Des Moines, Iowa is seeking developer interest in the city-owned 67,782 sq. ft. "Argonne Armory Building" located along the Des Moines Riverfront in downtown.


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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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  • Culture & Well-Being

    The City Manager, Scott Sanders, has an important video message about the City's new approach to culture & well-being for its employees.


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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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Neighborhood Associations

Des Moines has many neighborhood associations active in the Neighborhood Revitalization Program.

Read the requirements and download a form to become a recognized neighborhood group.


Neighborhood Recognition Policy & Application Packet

Neighborhood Information

Community Groups


6th Avenue Corridor, Inc.

Coalition of South Side Neighborhood Associations (CSSNA)

Des Moines Neighbors

Friends of SW 9th Street

Northeast Neighbors

Parks Area Foundation

VIVA East Bank