SNOW ORDINANCE: The snow ordinance will be in effect starting Monday January 25th at Noon until Tuesday January 26th at Noon. Please be sure to have all vehicles off the streets during this time.

PUBLIC NOTICE:  As of Monday, November 30, 2020, the following City of Grimes public buildings will be open by appointment only until further notice: City Hall, Grimes Community Center, and Development Services. These measures are necessitated by staff exposure to the COVID-19 virus and an effort to comply with Governor Kim Reynolds' recent proclamations to protect the public and City staff. City staff will provide all public services either remotely or by appointment.  Questions should be directed to City Hall at 515-986-3036 or the relevant City department.

Johnston-Grimes Metropolitan Fire Department RFP Seeking Qualified Consulting Firms  (PDF)  Addendum #1 (PDF)

The state has a 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.

January 2021 Newsletter




The City of Grimes participates in a metro wide housing rehabilitation initiative called Metro Home Improvement Program. Through this program certain housing repair assistance is made available to residents that meet the approved guidelines. Visit our Metro Home Improvement Page for details.

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.

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 Cancellations 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.

Grimes Volunteer Support Services (GVSS) needs your help.
Details (PDF)




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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Grimes City Hall
101 NE Harvey Street
Grimes, Iowa 50111

Phone: 515.986.3036
Fax: 515.986.3846