News & Events

Smart 911 Program:  Public safety officials in the Polk County E911 service area have taken a step forward in public safety with the addition of Smart911, a free service now available to all citizens. Smart 911 is a national service that allows citizens to create a free safety profile for their household that includes any information they want 9-1-1 and first responders to have in the event of an emergency.
Details  (PDF)
To sign up for Smart 911:  (link is off site)

Board Openings - Tree Board: 
We are currently looking for people to fill our newly created Tree Board. Board members must be qualified electors of the city, and possess a vital interest in the care and maintenance of trees by application for the position and recommendation by a citizen of Grimes. The terms are four years and will be staggered. Interested parties should contact Rochelle Williams at 515-986-3036 or email . Click Here for More Details (PDF)

Board Opening - Public Health and Safety: 
We currently have an opening on the Public Health and Safety Advisory Board. Board members must be at least 18 years old and reside within the corporate limits of the City of Grimes. Board members are required to possess a vital interest in health and public safety as demonstrated by application for the position and recommendation by a citizen of Grimes. Interested parties should contact Rochelle Williams at 515-986-3036 or email .

Home Base Iowa Initiative: On March 24th the City of Grimes Passed Resolution No. 03-0515, A Resolution Supporting The Home Base Iowa Initiative. For more information and timely updates on how Grimes is becoming a Home Base Community, visit the webpage on the Grimes Chamber website. (Link is off site)

Monthly Newsletter Update: In an effort to be "greener" we are eliminating the paper version of the monthly newsletter included with all utility bills. In order to stay informed on important news and events you will need to sign up for the e-mail version. To sign up, scroll down to the bottom of this window and click on the subscribe button.

Northwest Transportation Corridor Study Website  (off-site, link will open in a new window)

The Grimes Community Food Pantry
provides for 40 to 50 families once a month. Items for the Food Pantry may be dropped off at the Grimes United Methodist Church, Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am - 2:00 pm, or you may drop items at the Grimes Fareway store just inside the entrance. Monetary donations are appreciated. Appointments may be made by calling 986-4036. In order to receive help from the food pantry, you must be a current resident of Grimes and proof of address is required.

Link is off site
  Grimes Governors Days 2015:
  June 11th-13th. Click logo for more information.

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Welcome to the City of Grimes, Iowa Website!
Please take a moment to explore our site and find out how Grimes is ready to serve you. Find out how your tax dollars are used, pay your water bill online, and access business and recreational opportunities right here! Also, you can now access and navigate the Grimes, Iowa website using your mobile device. Check it out! Please feel free to contact us with your questions about The City of Grimes. Also, we want this website to be helpful, informative, and useful to you. Your suggestions are always welcome!
About Grimes Iowa

Founded in 1881, incorporated in 1894, and named for James W. Grimes, former senator and third governor of the state of Iowa, Grimes today offers a friendly Midwestern atmosphere and a sense of community that brings people close together.

Ideally located at the northwest threshold of the Des Moines Metropolitan region, Grimes enjoys easy access to the amenities of metropolitan life while maintaining all the advantages of a small hometown.

Contact Information

Phone: 515-986-3036
Fax:     515-986-3846 
101 NE Harvey Street

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For water main breaks or sewer emergencies please call 515-822-4671

To Report a Stormwater or Erosion Concern call 515-986-3036

If you were looking for the Grimes Chamber & Economic Development site click below Grimes Chamber and Economic Development

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Pay Bills

Pay Your Water Bill Online:  We are pleased to announce that you may now pay your water bill online. We have recently updated our software with the goal of providing more payment options as well as increased convenience and better customer service. Payments may now be made by credit card over the phone, in person or online.

If you would like to have your water bill automatically deducted from your checking account each month, please print and fill out the Sure-Pay  Authorization Form and return it to City Hall along with a voided blank check.

Utility Sign-up Sheet  (PDF)


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