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

    You won’t want to miss this free resource fair designed to help you get connected. Over 30 organizations will be available to inform you about their services. Need a home improvement loan? Jobs? School? Take advantage of this opportunity and join us on May 6.

    News

    More Info

  • 2017 State of the City

    “Last year was another banner year for our community, with construction activity surpassing the previous year’s records and topping many charts of accomplishments.” – City Manager Scott Sanders

    News

    View Presentation

  • 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

Design & Construction
Bridge Arches
Major Construction Projects

The Engineering Department’s efforts include the design, construction and project management of the City's Capital Improvements Program (CIP) and other major construction projects.

Bids & Contracts
Contract Documents
Bid Information

Bidding documents are available from the Engineering department, located on the 2nd floor of the City Administration Building, 400 E. Court Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50309. For additional information you may email, phone (515) 283-4005 or fax (515) 283-4112.

Traffic & Transportation
ML King Parkway
Traffic & Transportation

The Traffic & Transportation Division encompasses the following: Traffic Studies, Street Lighting, Right-of-Way Management, Traffic Signs, Traffic Signals, Street Pavement Marking, Parking, and Skywalk Operations and Maintenance.