For Immediate Release: May 5/31/2020: Due to the violent outbreak of civil unrest that has taken place in the past two days, Polk County is issuing a mandatory stay at home curfew effective immediately.
The curfew will be in effect starting today at 9PM until 5AM.
Full Press Release  (PDF)
Resolution Authorizing Cerfew  (PDF)

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

A video from Polk County Sheriff Kevin Schneider  (Link is off site and will open in a new tab)

A video from the Johnston Grimes Metropolitan Fire Department  (Link is off site and will open in a new tab)

Wednesday March 18th - As we continue our response to the coronavirus here is some updated and additional information.  (PDF)

Monday March 16th - All City Facilities Are Currently Closed To the Public: We will continue to monitor the situation and will make a determination about reopening as the situation evolves.
Full Press Release  (PDF)

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

Questions about COVID-19? Call the Iowa Department of Public Health's COVID-19 Hotline by dialing 2-1-1.

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.

The City of Grimes reminds you to fill out your census questionnaire.  It is a quick questionnaire that especially in light of recent events is more important than ever to the City. 

The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for all communities. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding goes to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.

The results of the census also determines the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.

Visit our Census page for news and
information regarding the upcoming 2020 US Census.


April 2020 Newsletter





City of Grimes Parks and Related Facilities to Open June 1

In compliance with Governor Kim Reynolds’ order of Tuesday, May 26, 2020, City of Grimes Parks and related facilities, including all athletic fields, public parks restrooms and portable restrooms, volleyball courts, playgrounds, skate parks, and drinking fountains, will be opening to the public on June 1, 2020.  All residents should continue to use reasonable precautions, including enhanced hygiene, social distancing and related practices.  Playground equipment will be cleaned and sanitized upon opening only.

Grimes Chamber & Economic Development regretfully announces that Grimes Governors Days (, a celebration of community, has been cancelled.  The decision to cancel the event, originally scheduled to take place June 11-13, 2020, was made in order to protect the well-being of event volunteers and attendees during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Grimes Waste Water Treatment Plant FAQ  (PDF)

Spring Cleanup- Due to the current situation with the COVID 19 pandemic, Spring cleanup will be delayed until further notice. Please check back for updates as they become available. (last updated 04/03/2020)

The Grimes Citywide Garage Sales have been postponed.

To view information regarding cancellations of Parks and Recreation programs, visit our Parks and Recreation Alerts, Closings and Canellations 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  

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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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