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.

October 2020 Newsletter

August 2020 Development Services Report




Beggars' Night 2020 - October 31, 6-8pm.

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.

New Garbage Service Provider

The City of Grimes is dedicated to enhancing services provided to residents. Beginning in July, our garbage hauler switched to ASI, out of Ankeny. To provide this service, the city is closely working with Metro Waste Authority.

By working with Metro Waste Authority, residents will be able to call one place for assistance with trash, recycling, and yard waste.

If you have extra bags or boxes of trash, a $1 extra trash sticker will be needed for disposal. Most large household items require a $5 sticker, while appliances require seven $5 stickers. Residents simply need to place the extra trash or large item, with the appropriate stickers, at the curb on their regular collection day. Calling ahead is only required for disposal of TVs larger than 19” or an appliance.

Stickers are sold at city hall. Stickers can also be purchased on the Metro Waste Authority website, then will be mailed to your home.

For questions, visit or call 515.244.0021.

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 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  

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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