• It's Not Too Late to Pay Your Unpaid Parking Tickets

    If you have an unpaid parking ticket over 120 days old it may soon be sent to a collection agency. You can avoid collection action by paying now. Pay parking tickets online by clicking the link below and selecting pay parking tickets.

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  • World Food & Music Festival

    Culinary culture from around the world - September 14-16

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  • 2018 SCRUB Events

    The City’s SCRUB Program (Spring Cleanup to Remove Urban Blight) allows residents to dispose of trash and yard debris at no cost. For a SCRUB calendar and guidelines click "More Info" below.

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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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Public Information Office
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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.