Guide to Urbandale


Welcome to the Community 

Congratulations on your move to Urbandale! We hope your transition to the community has been smooth so far. Feel free to use the pointers and essential contacts compiled below, and call us with any questions or concerns.

Important Contacts

General Inquiries
City of Urbandale
3600 86th Street,
Urbandale, Iowa 50322
(515) 278-3900

Chamber of Commerce
2830 100th Street,
Suite 110,
Urbandale, Iowa 50322
(515) 331-6855

City Directory
Emergency – 911

City Manager – (515) 278-3900

Building Department – (515) 278-3930

Community Development – (515) 278-3935

Engineering & Public Works – (515) 278-3950

Fire & EMS – (non-emergency) – (515) 278-3970

Library – (515) 278-3945 –

Parks & Recreation – (515) 278-3963

Police (non-emergency) – (515) 278-3938

Pool – (515) 278-3959

Senior Center – (515) 278-3907

Urbandale Community Action Network – (515)-278-3999

Urbandale Water Department
3720 86th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322
MidAmerican Energy
666 Grand Avenue
P.O. Box 657
Des Moines, IA 50303-0657
MidAmerican Energy
666 Grand Avenue
P.O. Box 657
Des Moines, IA 50303-0657

925 High St.
Des Moines, IA 50309

2205 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
(515) 246-1555

1311 Buckeye Ave., Ste. A.
Ames, IA 50010
(515) 815-6386 


Television Service
2205 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
(515) 246-1555
Voter Registration
Polk County residents
(515) 286-3000

Dallas County residents
(515) 993-4751

Pet Registration
City of Urbandale
3600 86th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322
(515) 278-3900
Driver’s License Information
Iowa Department of Motor Vehicles
Motor Vehicle Division
(515) 244-8725
Vehicle Registration Information
Iowa Department of Motor Vehicles
Motor Vehicle Division
(515) 237-3138
Urbandale Post Office
3311 100th St,
Urbandale, IA 50323
(515) 334-5683

Recreational Activities

No matter your taste, you’ll never run out of things to do in Urbandale! Come out and experience our parks, events, restaurants and more to keep your family entertained.


Regional Attractions

Outside of Urbandale proper, there’s so much to do in Greater Des Moines. Around every corner and bend, you can find year-round attractions as well as outstanding seasonal events.


Education is truly the foundation of life in Urbandale, with nearly 44% of residents having a four-year degree or higher. Urbandale community members have opportunities to attend any of six public school districts, in addition to private school options. To find which district you are in, click here for a map

The Urbandale Community School District has approximately 3,900 students in six elementary schools, one middle school, and one, comprehensive high school. The district offers preschool for three-and four-year-olds as well as full-day kindergarten. It also boasts a nationally-certified child care program for before/after school and summer care for students in preschool through elementary school.

The Urbandale Community School District’s education is second to none. The average ACT score in Urbandale is 22.6 and the district graduation rate is 99.2 percent, compared to the state average of 92 percent. The district is accredited by the Iowa Department of Education and multiple programs in all of the schools have been recognized at one time or another with the First in the Nation award.

Places of Worship

Urbandale has a variety of different options for your religious practices as well. Call or stop by any of the following places of worship to learn more.

Aldersgate United Methodist
CityPoint Church
Community Bible Church
Covenant Christian Church
Creekside Church
First Assembly of God
First Free Methodist Church
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod)
Gospel Assembly
New Hope Assembly of God
St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church
St. Pius X Catholic Church
St. Stephen Lutheran Church (ELCA)
Urbandale Baptist Church
Urbandale United Church of Christ
Urban Heights Evangelical Covenant Church
Walnut Hills United Methodist Church
Westkirk Presbyterian Church

Public Transportation

Urbandale is served by the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART). DART is already the largest public transit agency in Iowa, serving 19 cities in and around Polk County to varying degrees. For route information, visit

Hot Deals

Shopping local helps the local economy create jobs, strengthen communities and of course attract more opportunities to shop! We want to make it easy for you to shop local! Click here to find Hot Deals offered by a number of businesses throughout the area.


The Greater Urbandale Area has a wide variety of places to stay while you are visiting! Below is a list of lodging opportunities for your consideration.  Stay and Play in Urbandale!

Job Postings

The Urbandale Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with member businesses to post available jobs in the area.  This list is updated by our member businesses frequently.  In addition to this website, you can also see available jobs posted to the Urbandale Chamber Facebook page.  Another resource for local job postings can be found on