City Council Meetings

The Des Moines City Council meetings are open to all Des Moines residents. They typically happen every other Monday and regularly start at 4:30 p.m. If you’d like to attend a meeting in person, they are held at:

City Hall
Council Chambers on the 2nd Floor
400 Robert D Ray Dr
Des Moines, IA 50309

How to Watch

You can watch City Council meetings virtually through DMTV online, Mediacom channel 7 (777 HD) and the City's YouTube page.


The agendas for each meeting are published on the City's website by 4 p.m. on the Thursday preceding a City Council meeting.

Request to Speak

If you would like to speak at a City Council meeting, you can fill out the Request to Speak form online or fill out a printable form to mail in or put in the secure drop box outside of City Hall. The deadline for submitting your request is by 5 p.m. the Tuesday before the meeting.

Special Accomodations

Do you need special accommodations? We encourage participation from all Des Moines residents in City government and will happily assist those with disabilities.

Please notify us at least three business days in advance when possible at (515) 283-4209.

We also provide Assistive Listening Devices for meetings in the Council Chambers.