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  • Joint City Council and Civil and Human Rights Commission

    Dec 14, 5:30 PM

  • City Council Work Session

    Dec 18, 7:30 AM

  • City Council Meeting

    Dec 18, 4:30 PM

  • Access Advisory Board meeting

    Dec 20, 12:00 PM

  • Plan & Zoning Commission

    Dec 21, 6:00 PM

Due to renovations some offices have moved, please check the City Hall Move page for more information.
  • 2018 Pet Licenses

    2018 Animal Licenses & Dog Park permits are now on sale. All dogs & cats 6 months old and older need to have a pet license. Dog park permits allow entry into all 3 of the City's dog parks.

    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 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 13, 2017
  • The Mayor and City Council of Des Moines cordially invite you to attend a farewell reception for council members Christine Hensley and Skip Moore.

  • Altoona and Des Moines to Share Fire and EMS Services
  • December 11, 2017
  • Altoona and Des Moines are working together to improve fire and EMS service.

  • December 11, 2017
  • The City of Des Moines has one more #SpeakUpDSM budget engagement meeting TONIGHT, working with residents to plan for the coming fiscal year, July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019. Tonight’s meeting will cover the current year’s budget review, discuss the budget process and “Where Your Property Tax Dollars Go”.

  • December 11, 2017
  • Des Moines Parks and Recreation have identified the following locations for possible prescribed burns December 11 – December 22:

  • City of Des Moines to Launch City Energy Project
  • November 30, 2017
  • Today the City of Des Moines will launch Energize Des Moines, an energy and water challenge program that tasks 25,000 sq. ft. + buildings to reduce their energy and water use 10% by the end of 2020. For the first year, participants are asked to measure energy and water use, comparing 13 months prior to program participation and 12 months after. All participants will be recognized and buildings with greatest reduction will receive …