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  1. Adopt a Flowerbed Program

    Any interested organization, individuals and neighborhood groups can care for their own flowerbed.

  2. Adopt a Trail or Park Program

    Adopt-a-Trail and Adopt-a-Park are public service programs for volunteers to assist the city in keeping trails and parks beautiful.

  3. Building Permits

    A building permit is required for almost all construction except for minor repairs and small, portable storage sheds. Zoning approval is required for portable sheds and other new structures even if a building permit is not required, to ensure that the construction conforms to all zoning requirements and is not in an easement. Permits also must be obtained for all plumbing, mechanical, and electrical work.

  4. Citizens Academy

    Citizen’s Police Academies have been around for several years across the nation.

  5. Employment Opportunities

    Job openings, online applications, and resume submission

  6. Library Card

  7. Metro HIP

  8. Peddlers Permit

    All peddlers and solicitors who go door-to-door in residential areas of Urbandale must first obtain a peddler's license, per City of Urbandale Code of Ordinances, 1999, section 122.03.

  9. Recreation Classes & Programs

    Having fun and learning something new, that's what we hope to provide for you and your family.

  10. Pet Licenses

    The cities of Clive, Urbandale, and West Des Moines are partners in an entity known as WestPet, for the purposes of animal control and pet licensing. All dogs and cats 6 months of age or older in WestPet partner communities must have a WestPet license.

  11. Police Internship Program

    The Urbandale Police Department offers an intern program for college students.

  12. Urbandale Home Efficiency Program

    The Urbandale Home Efficiency Program coordinates with the MidAmerican Energy Company to provide homes in a targeted neighborhood with free energy assessments; providing homes with potential MidAmerican Energy Company rebates; and access to City of Urbandale zero percent interest loans for insulation improvements.