Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Most city offices will be closed on Monday, January 21st for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
Garbage collection will be on regular schedule. All six library locations will be closed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Historic East Village is an eclectic neighborhood of restored historic properties, beautiful streetscapes, and urban living at the foot of the State Capitol.
World Food & Music Festival
Annual event with culinary culture from around the world.