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Grimes is home to diverse housing options
Excellent transportation access
Minutes to the Des Moines metro
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SE James St Construction
Construction on SE Jacob St from SE 1st St to SE 6th St will start this spring. In the summer of 2021, crews reconstructed the water main. This year they are going to finish the project by resurfacing the road. Learn more and read the project updates here.
New Cardboard Drop-Off
The cardboard drop-off on Main St is moving! A new, larger container is now at 901 NE Main St. This new container slides open and is designed to keep cardboard from blowing out of the container. There is also a container at the Public Works building at 1700 SE Destination Dr available to use. The containers at 410 SE Main Street have been removed.
What's That Smell?
The odor that occasionally drifts into the developments along N. James and Beaverbrooke Boulevard is related to operations at the Grimes Waste Water Treatment Plant (GWWTP). The City is working on a long-term solution that will eliminate this problem. The City will connect to the Des Moines Waste Water Reclamation Authority (WRA) and decommission the old plant. Learn more here.
Development Services 2021 Annual Report (PDF)
Parks & Trails Master Plan, adopted July 9th, 2019 (PDF)
Material Safety Data Sheets
Iowa DNR NPDES Permit (PDF)
2021 Annual Water Quality Report - Grimes Water Supply (PDF)
2020 Annual Water Quality Report - Grimes Water Supply (PDF)
2020 Annual Water Quality Report - Xenia Water Supply (PDF)
2018 Grimes Comprehensive Plan (9MB PDF)
Water main breaks/sewer emergencies | 515.822.4671
Storm water reports or erosion concerns | 515.986.9636
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
Grimes City Hall
101 NE Harvey Street
Grimes, Iowa 50111