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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.

Click for current details and project map.


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.


Click the "Business" menu tab to see commercial property for sale or lease in Dallas Center.


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.

Pet Licenses

Pet licenses are required to prevent pets from being destroyed as stray, and as a way of tracking vicious animals.


Every dog or cat shall be registered with the City Clerk prior to January 1 of each year.

Application Requirements

Proof of current vaccination against rabies; breed, sex, age, color and name of dog or cat, and address, telephone, and signature of owner.

Registration Fees

License fee is $5.00. If the animal is not spayed or neutered, the fee for each dog or cat is $20.00. A $5.00 late fee will be imposed on each dog or cat not registered by February 1 of each year.


Registered animals found at large are subject to a municipal infraction of $25.00 1st offense, $50.00 2nd offense, $100.00 3rd offense. Unregistered animals and registered animals found at large on more than three (3) occasions shall be seized and impounded. If an animal is registered, but does not hav the tag on, it is considered unregistered. Impounding costs are $200.00.

If your pet was picked up while running loose and was not wearing a city pet license, you must stop in City Hall to pay the impound fee and obtain a receipt before proceeding to the Animal Rescue League.

Registration Applications

Applications will be accepted after November 1 for the next calendar year. Tags will not be mailed unless $0.42 or a pre-stamped envelope is included. You can download the application form here.

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City Events Calendar

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  • 2017-10-2, 7:00 pm
    Council Library Board Meeting
  • 2017-10-3, 0:00 am
    Single Stream Recycling
4 5 6 7
8 9 10
  • 2017-10-10, 6:00 pm
    Annexation Meeting
    Legion Hall
  • 2017-10-10, 7:00 pm
    City Council Meeting
    Legion Hall
11 12 13 14
  • 2017-10-15, 4:30 pm
    Water Bill Payments Due
16 17
  • 2017-10-17, 0:00 am
    Single Stream Recycling
18 19
  • 2017-10-19, 7:10 pm
    Candidate Forum
    Memorial Hall
  • 2017-10-19, 7:00 pm
    Local Option Sales Tax informational meeting
    Memorial Hall
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22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31
  • 2017-10-31, 0:00 am
    Single Stream Recycling
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