• Rising Water Levels

    The most current information about water levels, detours, street closures and re-openings as well as recent press releases.

    Alerts

    More Info

  • Please Take The Survey

    To assess the impact of tree losses in our community, we invite private property owners to fill out an easy 3-step survey to help us know what our urban canopy will look like in the next 3-10 years. Please take 20 seconds to fill out the survey here…

    News

    Take Private Ash Tree Survey Here

  • Clowns At The Carousel - August 2nd

    Clowns At The Carousel is August 2, 2015 starting at 4:00pm till 7:00 pm. It's all at Heritage Carousel located in Union Park of Des Moines, Iowa which is located at 725 Thompson Avenue. Don't miss this Free & Exciting event! We invite you to join us for a night of laughter, fun & entertainment at one of Des Moines, Iowa's greatest parks!

    News

    More Info

  • Summer Music Camps

    Attention middle-school students: have a musical summer when you sign up for a summer music camp! Choose between pop/rock and hip-hop and get a chance to perform at the Simon Estes Amphitheater!

    News

    Register Here

  • 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.

    News

    More Info

  • 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.

    News

    View Article

  • 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.

    News

    More Info

  • 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.

    News

    More Info

  • 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.

    News

    More Info

Public Nuisances


Boarded up BuildingThe abatement of public nuisance structures deals with the identification of structures in the city that are not fit for habitation. The goal is to see the buildings rehabilitated or removed. Once identified as a public nuisance the structure is posted by an inspector and boarded for the purposes of security by a private contractor.


Complaints may be brought to the attention of the Division by phoning (515) 283-4046 or via Email.


Vacant Residential Property Information