Public Works

The Public Works Department is responsible for maintaining and improving all city streets, alleys, community property, and parks.



The Public Works Building is located at 1700 SE Destination Drive. Phone — 515.986.9636



The City of Grimes has a service called Mobile 311 that allows residents to submit problems or concerns directly to our Public Works Department.  To use, click here and select a spot on the map, then select "submit a work request". You have the option to add a picture. Make sure you click "submit work request" to send the issue to City staff.



If you have issues with your home's water, please contact City staff at or call City Hall at 515-986-3036. City Hall is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm. City staff will test your water at your request. The City of Grimes monitors the water and will make sure it continues to meet state and federal regulations.


Trash & Recycling

For more information on trash, recycling, and yard waste collection, click here.


Stormwater Management

Stormwater management means controlling stormwater, where it goes and keeping stormwater free of pollutants. It goes hand in hand with the development of towns and cities. Stormwater runoff is a major problem when it picks up garbage, debris, sediment, and other pollutant. Learn more about how the City of Grimes manages stormwater here.


Snow and Ice Control Information

2021 Snow and Ice Control Policy (PDF)
Priority Routes  (PDF)
Park and Trail Routes  (PDF)

Concerns with winter operations? Email: