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The Dallas Center City Council meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm at the Legion Hall.

Public attendance and input is always encouraged at Dallas Center public hearings, City Council meetings, and other meetings listed in the Events Calendar.


Phase 1 of the SW Stormwater Project has begun.

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The Dallas County Sheriff's Office is responsible for law enforcement for the city of Dallas Center. 515-993-4567 (Dallas County Dispatch) is the number DC residents should use for non-emergency calls regarding police issues.

Always Call 911 immediately about any active or developing traffic, fire, weather, abuse, violence, criminal activity, medical condition or other situation you believe might be an imminent threat to life or property.


Text information about unlawful activities such as sales of alcohol to minors or underage use of alcohol, tobacco or drugs anywhere in Dallas County.

Please provide the location and time of such activities when possible.

TEXT-A-TIPS are anonymous.

Paid for by Dallas County JAAG (Juvenile Anti Alcohol Group), sponsored by the Dallas County Sheriff's Office & Juvenile Court Services.



Are you ready for the next severe weather? Do a reality check here.


Remember that it is unlawful for any owner to allow an animal to run at large within the corporate limits of the City. Please put your animal on a leash!


If you have a US Flag that needs retired, drop it off at City Hall, and the Boy Scouts will take care of it for you.


National Flood Insurance Program

Effective February 22, 2010, Dallas Center residents are able to purchase federally backed flood insurance.

Click here to see the news release, and visit for coverage information and agent locations.

Raccoon River Valley Trail

The Raccoon River Valley Trail is owned and managed by the Conservation Boards in Greene, Guthrie and Dallas Counties.

The Union Pacific's abandonment of its railroad line in Guthrie and Dallas Counties opened the way for a 33-mile "north loop" addition to the Raccoon River Valley Trail.

This added Jamaica, Dawson, Perry, Minburn, and Dallas Center to the list of communities accessible to trail users.

(Click on the map for a larger version)

The many benefits of recreational trails to users and trailside communities have become obvious over the the last few decades.

The City of Dallas Center is responsible for supporting the two-mile long, 10-ft wide portion of the concrete or asphalt trail across our city limits, and has received two $75,000 REAP Grants for the project.

The first grant was used for the city's acquisition of the portion of the railroad line within the Dallas Center city limits, and the second one will be used for the development of the portion of the trail through the city.

Additional funding will be sought from multiple agencies, organizations, and private sources to complete the Dallas Center part of the project.

Project Updates


Current planning calls for the trailhead to be located near the intersection of 14th Street and Walnut St.

Below are different options being considered for the design and location of Dallas Center's Raccoon River Valley trailhead, and you can click on each of the images below for a larger version. (The drawings can also be viewed at City Hall.)

This drawing is one option for the trailhead to be located at the northeast corner of Walnut and 14th Street.

This drawing is a second option for the trailhead to be located at the northeast corner of Walnut and 14th Street.

This drawing is one option for the trailhead to be located south of the library.

This drawing is a second option for the trailhead to be located south of the library.

Bike Trail Related

This drawing proposes a bike trail tunnel where the trail crosses Highway 44, to be built under the highway, when the highway is eventually widened.

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City Events Calendar

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    Water Bill Payments Due
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