• Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

    Most city offices will be closed on Monday, January 21st for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

    Garbage collection will be on regular schedule. All six library locations will be closed.



  • 2019 Pet Licenses

    Beginning on Monday, November 26th, pet licenses and dog park permits for 2019 will be available at the City Clerk's Office

    Questions? Please contact the City Clerk 283-4209.


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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 & Music Festival

    Annual event with culinary culture from around the world.


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Public Information Office
Public Information Office

The Public Information Office (PIO) coordinates citywide communications while promoting effective community partnerships with residents, businesses, and employees. It serves as a resource to all City departments in supporting their public involvement and communication efforts.

Performance Measure Program
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Performance Measures

The City of Des Moines is in the process of a multi-year performance measurement program. This program is designed to measure City of Des Moines' effectiveness and gauge citizen expectations and satisfaction with governmental services.

Economic Development
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Office of Economic Development

Des Moines is the city in which to locate or expand your business. Dynamic business climate, productive workforce, wonderful quality of life - Des Moines is the place.