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  • Park and Recreation Board Meeting

    Mar 28, 5:00 PM

  • City Council Meeting

    Mar 29, 11:30 AM

  • City Council Meeting

    Apr 03, 4:30 PM

  • Plan & Zoning Commission Meeting

    Apr 06, 6:00 PM

  • Greater Des Moines Sister Cities Commission Meeting

    Apr 11, 5:00 PM

Due to renovations some offices have moved, please check the City Hall Move page for more information.
  • DEADLINE 2017 Pet Licenses

    Friday, March 31st is the deadline to purchase pet licenses without the $50 late fee. Applications postmarked before the 31st will avoid the late fee.

    Questions? Please contact the City Clerk 283-4209.


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  • Earth Day Trash Bash 2017

    Volunteers are needed for Iowa's largest Earth Day cleanup event on Friday, April 21. Last year, we had 1565 volunteers remove over 40,000 pounds of litter, brush, tires and recyclables while beautifying our public lands, cleaning up our waterways, clearing away invasive species, creating new trails and more. Join the effort this year!


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  • Mayor's Annual Ride and Run

    This annual fundraiser benefitting the trail system, starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 15 with the 5k Walk/Fun Run, followed by a 25-mile recreational Bike Ride. Register prior to April 15 for just $30 or pay $40 the day of the event at the Richard A. Clark Municipal Center. For an additional $5, participants can enter both events. Children 5-18 are $5.


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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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  • Notice of Parks Prescribed Burns
  • March 27, 2017
  • Des Moines Parks and Recreation will conduct burns March 27 – April 23 at the following locations: Ashby Park - 3200 38th Street Ewing Park - 5300 Indianola Road Gray’s Lake Park - 2101 Fleur Drive Greater Des Moines Softball Complex - 4980 Northeast 46th Street Greenwood Park - 4500 Grand Avenue MacRae Park - 1021 Davis Avenue …

  • March 27, 2017
  • Don’t miss the Friday, March 31st deadline to purchase your City of Des Moines dog and cat license without a $50 late fee. Completed applications postmarked on or before March 31st will avoid the late fee. City ordinance requires all dogs and cats six months and older to have a license. The cost is $15 for dogs and cats that are spayed or neutered, and $35 for dogs and cats that are not spayed or neutered. Special rates are available for citizens over 65 years of age. Applications are available on the city website at

  • March 22, 2017
  • Des Moines Parks and Recreation will conduct burns March 22 at the following locations: Greater Des Moines Softball Complex - 4980 Northeast 46th Street Union Park - 725 Thompson Avenue Daily burn locations will be determined based on weather and wind conditions. We will also be posting …

  • Des Moines Fire Victim Identified
  • March 21, 2017
  • The victim, Charles Flanders, age 52 (6/21/1964) was found in the attached garage after the fire was contained and pronounced dead at the scene.

  • City Hosts Public Input Meeting on Point of Sale Contract Inspection Compliance
  • March 20, 2017
  • The City of Des Moines Community Development Department will host a public meeting to discuss implementation of the Point of Sale Real Estate Contract Inspection Compliance Program. The city will be updating the code and is seeking input regarding a contract sales inspection program. Staff will be taking comments and proposed changes.