Due to renovations some offices have moved, please check the City Hall Move page
for more information.
Bike Back to School
Head down to the Des Moines Police Station (25 E 1st Street) Saturday, August 5 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for the inaugural Bike Back to School event for bike and helmet giveaways, a bike safety course, 1-mile ride and free burgers/hotdogs from Fareway Foods.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Historic East Village is an eclectic neighborhood of restored historic properties, beautiful streetscapes, and urban living at the foot of the State Capitol.
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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Finding Your Way through the Red Tape
Sometimes it can be difficult to know which division handles a service or how to report a problem. The links below should help.
About Des Moines
Des Moines Capital City of Iowa
As Iowa's capital city, Des Moines is the hub of government action, business activity and cultural events. Our city offers an array of entertainment choices, quality education, public services and friendly neighborhoods.
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Iowa State Fair Named #4
BLT, the blog for lifestyle & travel has published an article called 'The 20 Best State Fairs in America'. Iowa is #4!