Due to renovations some offices have moved, please check the City Hall Move page
for more information.
2018 SCRUB Events
The City’s SCRUB Program (Spring Cleanup to Remove Urban Blight) allows residents to dispose of trash and yard debris at no cost. For a SCRUB calendar and guidelines click "More Info" below.
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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.
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 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.
The City of Des Moines now has a free issue-reporting app that is available for iPhone and Android. You can use the app to report and track progress of issues.
Energize Des Moines
Energize Des Moines is an energy and water challenge program for all categories of buildings larger than 25,000 sq. ft. Participants must benchmark energy and water use and enroll by January 31, 2018.
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.