News & Events

Labor Day: All City offices will be closed on Monday September 7th in observance of Labor Day. Trash and Recycling will be picked up on Tuesday September 8th.

Hazardous Waste Drop-off - Saturday September 26th: The City of Windsor Heights will be hosting a hazardous waste drop-off event. The is for residential waste only. Please visit Metro Waste Authority's website for complete details.

http://www.mwatoday.com/calendar/special-collections/wh-hazwaste-drop-off-D09262015.aspx  (link is off site)

Special Census:  Very soon Grimes will conduct a Special Census to get an updated population count.This new count will help us qualify for state revenues we need to provide essential services like street repair, education for our children, services for our seniors, and other important activities we depend on every day

Census Jobs - Earn Extra Money Helping Our Community:  Most positions involve locating households, updating addresses, and conducting interviews with respondents. A few involve supervisory or clerical duties. Jobs last anywhere from 2 to 8 weeks. Enumerators work flexible hours, primarily evenings and weekends when respondents are home. It is expected that all employees work a minimum of 25 hours each week and a maximum of 40. Please visit our Employment page for more information.
Application 
(PDF)

Testing for Census Jobs:  The Census Bureau will be testing.. Future dates to be announced. If you would like to be placed on the list to test, call 515-253-8715.

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.

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.

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

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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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