Independence Day Holiday Reminders


DES MOINES, IOWA – Monday, June 29, 2020 – The Fourth of July holiday is this Saturday and Des Moines public safety officials want to thank residents that are being considerate of their neighbors and refraining from exploding fireworks in their neighborhood. According to the City’s Municipal Code, it is unlawful at all times for a person to use or explode consumer fireworks within Des Moines city limits.

The City's ordinance is available online for review: 
Review the ordinance

The City will observe the Independence Day holiday on Friday, July 3, 2020.

Due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Des Moines City Administration Buildings are closed to the public through at least the end of the month. They were scheduled to reopen on July 6.

There will be no delay in garbage, recycling and yard waste collections for residents due to the holiday.


Al Setka
Communications Manager, City Manager’s Office
(515) 283-4057

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