The Park Board Meeting originally scheduled for Wednesday September 23rd has been moved to Wednesday September 30th.
On August 11, 2020 the City Council passed a resolution to waive permit fees related to the reconstruction of structures and buildings which were damaged by the severe storm event that was experienced in Grimes on August 10, 2020.
If you experienced damage to your property, and would like an assessment by the Development Services Department, please call 515-986-4050 to schedule a time to meet with the Building Division. Please note that while permit fees have been waived, permits and inspections are still required as part of the reconstructing process.

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.

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.


August 2020 Newsletter

August 2020 Development Services Report




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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