Licenses, Permits, and Applications
Please note some documents may still show our old address. We are located in City Hall, 2nd Floor, 400 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines, Iowa.
Traffic & Transportation issues a varied assortment of licenses & permits such as:
Special Parking Permits (min. cost $25.00; parking metered spaces add extra costs)
Off-Street Parking Permits
Residential Parking Permits (issued for a defined area around Locust /Grand & 13th Street)
House Moving Permits:
Annual House Moving Company Licenses and individual House Moving Permits are only issued to House Movers with current annual licenses in Des Moines.
General House Moving Information
Small Moving Permits:
Single Trip Moving Permit ($10)
Multi-Trip Moving Permit ($200)
Annual Oversize-Overweight Vehicle Permit ($300)
Annual Oversize Vehicle Permit ($25)
Taxi, Limousine & Para-Transit Driver Licensing
New Applications ($40)
Annual Renewals ($30)
We also assist in preparing the application packet for the initial Taxi, Limousine, & Para-Transit Company Operating Certificate/License (Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Taxi & Limo Operation; Licence to Operate for Para-Transit Operation).
Taxicab Company Application Checklist
Limousine Company Application Checklist
Once a Vehicle for Hire Company is conducting business under a City of Des Moines Certificate/License we assist the company in meeting their annual requirements, including annual renewal. See also City of Des Moines Municipal Code (specifically Chapter 126 - Vehicles for Hire).
Official List - Licensed Taxi, Limousine & Para-Transit Companies in the City of Des Moines.