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Frequently Asked Questions

Questions & Answers

We're happy to answer your questions anytime! However, please look through this list of most frequently asked questions to see if your answer is already here.

Questions

  1. When is City Hall open?
  2. Where is City Hall located?
  3. When does the City Council meet?
  4. How do I start water service?
  5. How do I start garbage service?
  6. What is the phone number to the Grimes Post Office?
  7. What streets can I park on when the snow ordinance is in effect?
  8. Does Grimes have a police department?
  9. Does Grimes allow open burning?
  10. When are meetings shown on Mediacom Channel 86?

  

When is City Hall open?
City Hall is open Monday through Friday from 8am until 5pm.

Where is City Hall located?
City Hall is located at 101 NE Harvey St. Grimes, Iowa 50111. 
At the corner of 1st St (Hwy 44) and Harvey St.

When does the City Council meet?
The Grimes City Council meets at 5:30pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.
Meetings are held in the council chambers at City Hall, 101 NE Harvey St.
All Council meetings are open to the public, and there is a sign up sheet if you would like to address the Council during open forum.

How do I start water service?
To start water service, return this application (PDF) to City Hall at 101 NE Harvey Street at least one day prior to starting service. $100 deposit is required for renters.

How do I start garbage service?
Garbage service for single family homes is included on the monthly water bill. The current rate is $9.65 per month. If you live in a town home or outside of the Grimes water service area, you will need to set up garbage with Waste Connections directly by calling 515-265-7374.

What is the phone number to the Grimes Post Office?
515-986-3460.

What streets can I park on when the snow ordinance is in effect?
The City of Grimes does not allow parking on any streets or alleys when the snow ordinance is in effect. The current fine for violating the snow ordinance (Grimes Code of Ordinances Chapter 69.12) is $50.

Does Grimes have a police department?
Grimes does not have a police department. Law enforcement is contracted through the Polk County Sheriffs Department. If you have an emergency dial 911. For non-emergencies call 515-286-3333.

Does Grimes allow open burning?
Open burning of yard waste and debris is not allowed. 
Open fires for cooking, heating, recreation and ceremonies are allowed, provided they comply with the limits for emission of visible air contaminants established by the State Department of Natural Resources (IAC, 567-23.2[3e]).
For more information see Chapter 105.04 of the Grimes Code of Ordinances.

When are meetings shown on Mediacom channel 7/86?
Meetings are shown on Channel 86 at 7am, 11am, 3pm, 7pm, 11pm, and 3am during the same week the meeting was held, except for Grimes Park and Recreation Board meetings, (Park and Recreation Board meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm).