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Moving Violations

Once issued, Moving Violations are handled by the Polk County Clerk of Court at 5th and Mulberry in Des Moines.  For more information, contact the Polk County Clerk of Court at 515-286-3772.

Non-Moving Traffic Violations

All West Des Moines Non-Moving Traffic Violations may be paid by mailing in a check or money order with the remittance envelope provided or by bringing payment to the Finance Office at West Des Moines City Hall, Suite 2B, 4200 Mills Civic Parkway. 

            Illegal Designated Fire Lane Violation $50.00 
            Illegal Parking $15.00, if not paid in 30 days $20.00 
            Illegal Designated Handicapped Parking $200.00 
            Snow Ordinance $50.00

If you wish to contest a non-moving traffic violation you must appear in the City Clerk’s Office at West Des Moines City Hall, Suite 1A, 4200 Mills Civic Parkway to file a written Notice of Contest and post an unsecured appearance bond. A district court appearance date will be established at that time. Persons wishing to contest the citation may do so no sooner than 72 hours but no more than 10 calendar days after the date of issuance. The hours for filing a contest are 9:00AM to 4:00PM, Monday through Friday, except holidays.

Failure to pay for a parking violation can be grounds for refusing to renew your motor vehicle registration.

Vehicles owned by a person who has four or more delinquent parking citations are subject to the Habitual Violation Section of the West Des Moines City Code which provides for the impounding of illegally parked vehicles at the owner’s expense.

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