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  • City Council Work Session

    Dec 12, 4:00 PM

  • Citizen Engagement Workshop

    Dec 12, 6:00 PM

  • Greater Des Moines Sister Cities Commission Meeting

    Dec 13, 5:00 PM

  • Plan & Zoning Commission

    Dec 15, 6:00 PM

  • City Council Meeting

    Dec 19, 4:30 PM

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

    2017 pet licenses and dog park permits are now available.

    All dogs & cats 6-months & older require a license.

    Questions? Please contact the City Clerk 283-4209.


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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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  • 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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  • December 07, 2016
  • Des Moines Parks and Recreation will conduct controlled burns Thursday, December 8 and Friday, December 9 at the following locations: McHenry Park – 1012 Oak Park Avenue Elm Grove Cemetery – 6501 Indianola Road Gray’s Lake Park – 2101 Fleur Drive Daily burn locations will be determined based on weather and wind conditions. We will also be posting notifications of our burns on Facebook ( and …

  • Action at the Principal Riverwalk Red Multi-Use Trail Bridge Begins Mon. Dec 12
  • December 07, 2016
  • Crews will begin the two month process of raising the bridge its intended 4.5 feet, Monday morning. Raising the Bridge will allow water to flow more easily downstream reducing high water risk in the area and upstream. A LIVE webcam is available for viewing on the project webpage.

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  • November 21, 2016
  • How about the gift that keeps on giving all summer long? ‘Tis the season to pick up your pool passes and enjoy drastically reduced holiday pricing!