Licenses and Permits
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:

Parking Permits:

              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)

Areaway Permits(Encroachment)

ROW Permits

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.