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  • Access Advisory Board meeting

    Jan 18, 12:00 PM

  • Plan & Zoning Commission Meeting

    Jan 19, 6:00 PM

  • City Council Meeting

    Jan 23, 4:30 PM

  • Park and Recreation Board Meeting

    Jan 24, 5:00 PM

  • Citizen Engagement Workshop

    Jan 31, 6:00 PM

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

    Due to weather conditions all trash collection will be delayed one day this week. Monday's collection will be Tuesday, Tuesday's on Wednesday, etc. Friday's collection will be on Saturday. If you have questions, please contact the Public Works 24-hour customer service line at 283-4950.


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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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  • Speak Up DSM

    We want to hear from you #SpeakUpDSM and tell us your priorities for the upcoming budget. Can’t make the meeting watch it LIVE, complete the survey, or participate via mobile interactions.


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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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  • January 16, 2017
  • Due to weather conditions there will be a one day delay in trash pickup. Today’s scheduled collection will be picked up Tuesday and the remainder of the week will follow with Friday’s collection being picked up Saturday. Residents are encouraged to call Public Works 24 hour customer service line 283-4950 for assistance.

  • Winter Weather Preparations Snow & Ice Control Operations
  • January 13, 2017
  • In advance of the predicted winter storm, the Department of Public Works applied anti-icing materials to both snow routes and residential streets. Anti-icing materials are applied to minimize the amount of snow and ice that may bond to street surfaces during plowing operations.

  • 93rd Fire Academy Graduation
  • January 12, 2017
  • Fire Academy Graduation: Swearing in ceremony by Fire Chief John TeKippe at our facility on Dean Ave in Des Moines. Graduation Date/Time: 12 JAN/ 1:30 pm Location: 2715 Dean Ave, DSM, IA 1st Floor Training Bay (west side of building) Additional parking is available on the north side of Dean Avenue.

  • January 11, 2017
  • Recruits are graduating after completing extensive training and testing to perform as a firefighter and medic within the DSM Fire Dept. The event will be held in the training bay at the west end of the facility.

  • January 06, 2017
  • The City of Des Moines construction permit values have seen a steady incline for the past three years totaling $ 1.78 billion dollars. The City approved 2,955 construction permits in 2016, bringing more than $782 million dollars in construction values. The record breaking population growth prompted a 45% increase in new dwelling units permitted. Des Moines welcomed more than 1400 multifamily dwellings along with 212 single family and townhomes dwellings.