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  1. Increased Traffic Enforcement During Iowa State Fair

    Pleasant Hill Police Officers will increase traffic enforcement during the Iowa State Fair, August 10-20, 2017. To keep yourself safe, please take the time to buckle up, slow down, and drive defensively in your travels. Read on...
  2. DART

    Park and Ride to Iowa State Fair from Pleasant Hill

    The City of Pleasant Hill, Southeast Polk Community School District, Iowa State Fair and DART have partnered together to offer a safe and convenient way to attend the Fair. Read on...
  3. Smart phone

    Texting and Driving After July 1 Could Cost You

    On Saturday, June 1, 2017, the texting and driving law will go into effect. The Pleasant Hill Police Department advises drivers to put down their electronic communication device to avoid distractions. Read more...
  4. Fireworks

    Safety tips and usage of fireworks in Pleasant Hill

    The City of Pleasant Hill will soon allow the use of fireworks on limited days following the State Legislation that went into effect June 1. The City wants people to responsibly enjoy fireworks within the guidelines. Read more...
  5. Hickory Glen Park

    Pleasant Hill Receives $100,000 Prairie Meadows Legacy Grant for Hickory Glen Park

    The Prairie Meadows Grant Advisory Committee and the Prairie Meadows Board of Directors have approved a Legacy Grant to the City of Pleasant Hill in the amount of $100,000 for the development of Hickory Glen Park. Read more...
  6. Program Registration

    City Launches New Registration Software Program

    The City of Pleasant Hill has launched a new online registration module to make it easier and for residents and City staff to register for Parks & Recreation programs and reserve a park shelter. Read more...
  7. Grass Clippings

    Grass clippings and height

    The City of Pleasant Hill would like to remind all citizens that it is unlawful to dispose of or blow grass clippings onto the street or sidewalk. Read more...
  8. Fire Hydrant

    Fire hydrant replacements within the City

    Des Moines Water Works (DMWW) maintains the public fire hydrants in Pleasant Hill. They have begun replacing 20 fire hydrants with the city. Read more...
  9. Pleasant Hill Fire Department

    Fire Department brings changes that benefit the community

    In February 2014, Tom Solberg became Pleasant Hill’s first full-time Fire Chief. Through his leadership, the department has undergone significant changes, which certainly benefits the citizens within the community. Read more...
  10. yard waste collection

    Compost It! season has begun

    The 2017 Metro Waste Authority Compost it! season has begun in Pleasant Hill and will continue every Wednesday through November 29. Yard waste includes materials such as grass clippings, leaves, brush and garden waste. Read more...
  11. 2018 Adopted budget infographic

    City Council Approves Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

    The Pleasant Hill City Council unanimously approved the City’s FY 2018 budget, totaling $45.1 million. The budget is a reflection of the Pleasant Hill Mayor and City Council’s priorities set forth and serve as a policy-making tool for the community. Read more...
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    Register for a Parks & Recreation Program

    Each month Pleasant Hill Parks and Recreation offers classes, programs, and activities that are meant to provide socialization and fun for all ages. These are held at the library, park shelters and Doanes Park Youth Center. Read more...
  13. Animal protection and control in Pleasant Hill

    Animal protection and control in Pleasant Hill

    As a pet owner in Pleasant Hill, being aware of the city’s animal protection and control ordinance is crucial for keeping both you and your pet safe. Check out these answers to the most frequently asked questions. Read more...
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    Licensing your pet in Pleasant Hill

    All cats and dogs six months or older that reside within the City of Pleasant Hill are required to be licensed. This includes pets that are kept indoors at all times. License terms are January 1 to December 31 of each year. Read more...
  15. Largest construction year in a decade

    Pleasant Hill Marks Largest Construction Year in a Decade with $33.4 Million in New Permits

    As the City of Pleasant Hill’s development momentum continues, the community experienced another year of steady growth in residential, industrial and commercial projects – an estimated total of $33.4 million in new construction permits in 2016. Read more...
  16. Photo of Body Camera for Pleasant Hill Police Department

    Body Cameras Will Increase Transparency for the Police Department

    The Pleasant Hill Police Department has joined the growing list of law enforcement agencies by outfitting officers with WatchGuard body cameras. The new body cameras will increase police transparency and accountability for citizens within our community. Read more...
  17. Hazardous Waste

    Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Options

    Knowing how to dispose of hazardous waste is important to prevent hazards to human and environmental health. Read more...
  18. burglary safety tips

    Pleasant Hill Police Department Offers Burglary Prevention Tips

    Over the past few days, Pleasant Hill and other surrounding communities have experienced a rash of car burglaries during the overnight hours. Burglars see unlocked vehicles and homes as a target opportunity – don’t let it be you! Read more...
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