Kids love PAWS, and PAWS loves kids!

PAWSClick on PAWS for a fun activity!


The Department of Public Works is tasked with the overall maintenance of the City's infrastructure such as:

• Sewers and drainage system
 Select these links for more information:
 Const update icon  Documents ICON home,
 SewerMaintICON  Sidewalk ICON
 Streets,Traffic ICON

• Streets and roadways
• Sidewalks

and management of City assets such as:

• City buildings
• Fleet of vehicles and equipment
• Traffic system
• Flood alert system

To inquire about any of our services, please call our office at:

(515)-222-3480 or stop by our offices at:

560 South 16th Street in West Des Moines
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday

To report a non-emergency issue you’ll love using YourGOV with your cellphone or computer.Click on YourGOV !


Mission Statement: "Provide first class operations, maintenance, repair, engineering, and construction services for all City public infrastructure and improvements."

Link to:  APWA IA Chapter Logo


Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.
They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.