Questions/Events of the Week
Welcome to the newest section of the City's website. Here you will find answers to the most commonly asked questions at City Hall. We will also use this section to inform people of important events within the City of Grimes.

Did you know Grimes has a farmers market? Grimes Farmers Market is an open-air market that features farm fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade items, flowers, food, plants and more. Come join us on Wednesdays starting in May-August from 4:30-6:30pm at Waterworks Park by the Grimes Library. If you are interested in being a vendor and selling produce, please contact Jenna at 515-505-6905. "Like" the Grimes Farmers Market page on Facebook to be notified of entertainment and vendors attending!
News & Events
Closed Monday September 4th: All City offices will be closed on Monday September 4th in observation of Labor Day. Trash, recycling, and yard waste pickup will be delayed by one day. Please have a safe and happy Labor Day.

Weed Control Notice 8/21/17:
TruGreen will be spraying for weeds at the South Sports Complex on Monday and Tuesday. The North Sports Complex on Tuesday and Wednesday. Also spraying will be done on the right-of-ways and other parks on Thursday and Friday.
More specific information will be posted as it becomes available. for information on chemicals used, click on the link below.

HWY 141 Construction Information:

A traffic capacity improvement project that will add a third lane to Iowa 141 in each direction will require lane closures from Iowa 44 to 37th Street beginning Monday, May 15, until late October 2017.  For more information, visit the IDOT page (link is off site).

NE Main ST Improvement Project Page - Check here for all updates and information relating to this project.
Update Thursday August 10th: NE Main Street will be closed to through traffic from NE 3rd to NE 7th after the morning rush hour. Detour around NE Main via NE Jacob ST. Also, NE Main from NE 7th to NE 12th will be opened to regular traffic.

N James ST Improvement Project Page - Check here for all updates and information relating to this Project.

The planned start date is May 1st.

FEMA UPDATE:  The City has contacted FEMA regarding the appeals to the proposed flood maps. FEMA is currently waiting for an appropriation of funds before they can take any actions. While we don't know an exact date, but  we are told work will not resume until at least March.
Click here for more information, including current and proposed maps

Home Base Grimes, Iowa: The community of Grimes, Iowa is proud to be an official Home Base Iowa Community. This initiative is to ensure that Grimes is doing everything that we can to be welcoming to military members and their families as they leave military service and transition to a civilian lifestyle. For more information and timely updates on how Grimes has become a Home Base Community, as well as how veterans can take advantage of benefits, visit our Home base Grimes, Iowa page.
Home Base Grimes Tax Rebate Form  (PDF)

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.

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!

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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

Property Tax Graph

Where do your property taxes go?

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)


Activity Registration

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