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To qualify for the Resident Discount, you must be able to provide verification of residency within Des Moines. Acceptable forms of verification are valid picture ID with a Des Moines address or valid picture ID accompanied by a utility bill with a Des Moines address. Failure to provide acceptable verification will result in the Non-Resident Fee being charge. If you have questions related to residency, please call (206) 870-6527.
FOR SPORTS TEAMS ONLY: To qualify for the Resident Discount Fee, sports teams must have 51%, or more of their players, Des Moines residents.
If you are digging more than 6 inches into the ground, you need to call 1-800-424-5555 for a utility locate. If work is done on the City’s right of way, a permit application is required.
roadway geometry, sight distance, roadway use factors, and speed limit consistency. If these factors are not limiting, the 85th percentile speed is used to set the speed limit. The 85th percentile speed is the speed at which 85% of vehicles are traveling at or under. It is generally accepted that this speed is considered reasonable for the roadway unless superseded by the factors listed above.
Lowering the posted speed limit does not significantly lower traffic speed, and can lead to unreasonable ticketing for acceptable driving behavior.