Due to renovations some offices have moved, please check the City Hall Move page
for more information.
We wish you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. Most City offices will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 for Thanksgiving. This includes all Des Moines Public Library locations. Also, there will be a delay in trash collection on Thursday. Thursday's pick up will be on Friday and Friday's on Saturday.
Proud to Partner with Facebook
#DesMoines is proud to partner with Facebook on the new Community Boost Program. The 30-city program is designed to boost small business digital skills.
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.
Boots to Business Reboot
Veterans have the character, discipline and skills needed to succeed as small business owners and entrepreneurs. Wondering what it takes and how you can prepare? Enroll in Boots to Business Reboot.
Home Base Iowa
The City of Des Moines is proud to announce its partnership with Home Base Iowa to become a Home Base Iowa Community! This is a statewide program designed to assist veterans transitioning back into civilian life!