• Des Moines Police Department

    The Des Moines Police Department is located at 25 E. First Street. The non-emergency general information phone number is 515-283-4824.


Parking Enforcement


The Parking Enforcement Unit consists of a sergeant, one officer, one cadet and civilian parking enforcement personnel. This squad is responsible for the following:

• All parking meter enforcement
• Parking Regulation/Zone enforcement
• Enforcement of all City Parking Permits (approximately 850 issued each year)
• Assist with Traffic Control, as needed, for special events
• Target habitual parking violators
• Interact with neighborhood associations to target abandoned vehicles within their neighborhood and any other chronic parking problem


The squad is a valuable asset in relieving patrol officers from responding to parking enforcement calls.  The Patrol Support Unit is supervised by a Sergeant.

If you have received a parking ticket you may pay your fine online.


If you believe the parking ticket received by you is unwarranted you may appeal fill out a Parking Ticket Appeal Form.