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

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.


June 2020 Newsletter





Notice of Public Meeting for the SE Trailridge Drive and SE Little Beaver Drive Culvert Improments Project  (PDF)

New Garbage Service Provider

The City of Grimes is dedicated to enhancing services provided to residents. Beginning in July, our garbage hauler will switch 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 many metro retailers and grocery stores and will also be 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.

Citywide Cleanup Update: Citywide cleanup has been re-scheduled to August 27th, 28th and 29th Depending on your part of town. Map and details of Citywide Cleanup  (PDF)


Discharge of fireworks is allowed during the hours listed below on a resident’s own private property: July 1-3, 5-8: 9am-10pm
July 4: 9am-11pm
Dec 29-30, Jan 1-3: 9am-10pm
Dec 31: 9am- Jan 1: 12:30am

1st offense: $100
2nd offense: $750
3rd or subsequent offense: $1000
After hours (10:30 PM – 6:00 AM) offenses fine: $750

Questions regarding Grimes Fireworks Rules?Contact: City of Grimes at 515-986-3036 Emergencies please dial 911
Non-Emergencies please dial 515-286-3333

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)

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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