The following City of Grimes buildings will be closed for
the week of November 23, 2020: City Hall, Grimes
Community Center, and Development Services. The
closings are necessitated by two City staff members'
positive tests for the COVID-19 virus. The closings are an
effort to comply with Governor Kim Reynolds' recent
proclamations and protect the public and City staff. City
staff continues to work remotely and will provide essential
public services remotely or by modified “touch free”
protocols. Questions should be directed to City Hall at 515-
986-3036 or the relevant City department.

Iowa Residential Utility Disruption Prevention Program

The Iowa Residential Utility Disruption Prevention Program provides eligible households with up to $2,000 towards electric, natural gas and water bills if they are at risk of disconnection due to an inability to pay due to a COVID-19 related loss of income. Payments through the program will be made directly to utility providers and applied to the applicant’s account.
The application deadline is November 20, 2020.
The state has unveiled a new COVID-19 website. It's designed to provide more information to the public.

For information regarding unemployment benefits and job openings, visit the the Iowa Workforce Development website at

For Current Economic Development information, visit the Iowa Economic Development website at

For the latest information about COVID-19, please visit the Polk County Health Department Website

Just a reminder to everyone to please avoid flushing anything but toilet paper down your sewer system. Failing to do so may cause backup issues in the main line as well as costly sewer repairs for homeowners.

November 2020 Newsletter

October 2020 Development Services Report




The City of Grimes participates in a metro wide housing rehabilitation initiative called Metro Home Improvement Program. Through this program certain housing repair assistance is made available to residents that meet the approved guidelines. Visit our Metro Home Improvement Page for details.

The City of Grimes seeks to enhance cultural experiences and amenities for residents and visitors. Please take a moment to complete this survey. Your thoughtful responses will ensure recommendations make the best use of Grimes’ unique assets, existing resources and reflect local culture.

Link to survey here.

Grimes Waste Water Treatment Plant FAQ  (PDF)

To view information regarding cancellations of Parks and Recreation programs, visit our Parks and Recreation Alerts, Closings and Cancellations page.

Grimes Storehouse: Currently the only food pantry physically located within Grimes.  The Grimes Storehouse’s challenge is to not only reduce or eliminate hunger but to also feed people’s hope and sense of purpose in their lives.




Water main breaks/sewer emergencies | 515.822.4671
  Storm water reports or erosion concerns | 515.986.3036  

Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development




Pay your water bill by Phone, (credit card):  To pay by phone with a credit card, call (877) 690-3729 and enter jurisdiction code: 2512.

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 start sheet (PDF)
Online Utility Sign-up Page


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