• 2019 Pet Licenses

    Beginning on Monday, November 26th, pet licenses and dog park permits for 2019 will be available at the City Clerk's Office

    Questions? Please contact the City Clerk 283-4209.

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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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  • 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 & Music Festival

    Annual event with culinary culture from around the world.

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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.

Active City CIP Projects

Bids & Contracts
Contract Documents
Bid Information

Bidding documents are available from the Engineering department, located on the 2nd floor of the City Hall Building, 400 Robert D. Ray Dr., Des Moines, Iowa 50309. For additional information you may email, phone (515) 283-4573 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.