Due to renovations some offices have moved, please check the City Hall Move page for more information.
  • 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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  • New Sustainability Partnership

    Des Moines celebrates 10 years of sustainability and a new partnership to continue the work.

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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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Business Licenses

 

The City Clerk's Office is responsible for issuing for the following business permits. 

 

Beer and Liquor Permits   -   Liquor License Renewal Application

Cigarette Permits   -  

Coin Operated Machine Permits   -  

Dog/Cat Licenses   -  

Going-out-of-Business Permits   -  

Haunted House Permits   -  

Liquor Permits   -   Liquor License Renewal Application

Paint Address on Curb Permits   -  

Pawn Shop Permits   -  

Peddler Permits   -  

Salvage Dealer Permits   -  

Snow Hauler Permits   -  

Soliciting Funds Permits   -  

Solid Waste Hauler Permits   -  

Theater Permits   -  

Transient Merchant Permits   -