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  • Joint City Council and Board of Water Works Trustees

    Feb 26, 7:30 AM

  • Park and Recreation Board Meeting

    Feb 27, 5:00 PM

  • Plan and Zoning Commission

    Mar 01, 6:00 PM

  • City Council Meeting

    Mar 08, 7:30 AM

  • Greater Des Moines Sister Cities Commission Meeting

    Mar 13, 5:00 PM

Due to renovations some offices have moved, please check the City Hall Move page for more information.
  • Local Option Sales and Service Tax

    Get the facts about the Local Option Sales and Service Tax. Learn more about the Tuesday, March 6th vote by clicking the link below.


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  • 2018 Human Rights Symposium

    On March 14th, 2018, the Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission will hold its 32nd annual symposium. Register now! Free transportation provided by DART.


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  • Armory Development Request

    The City of Des Moines, Iowa is seeking developer interest in the city-owned 67,782 sq. ft. "Argonne Armory Building" located along the Des Moines Riverfront in downtown.


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  • 2018 Pet Licenses

    2018 Animal Licenses & Dog Park permits are now on sale. All dogs & cats 6 months old and older need to have a pet license. Dog park permits allow entry into all 3 of the City's dog parks.

    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 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.


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  • February 16, 2018
  • On March 1, 2018, weather permitting, Des Moines Parks and Recreation staff will begin removing memorial decorations placed on gravesites in municipal cemeteries. Visitors who have decorated gravesites with materials they would like to keep must remove them by no later than Wednesday, February 28, from the following locations:

  • Move Back to City Hall Begins Friday February 23rd
  • February 16, 2018
  • Beginning Friday, February 23, city staff will begin moving out of the City Administration Building (400 E. Court) and back into the historic City Hall ( 400 Robert D. Ray Drive). The move will take place over several weeks and departments will move at different times. The City Clerk’s Office, City Manager’s Office …