City of Des Moines, Washington
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The City of Des Moines Council Archives System is designed to facilitate citizen access to archival city council minutes, resolutions, and ordinances from 1959 to present.

The original paper records were scanned and the scanned images were then digitized for presentation on the Web.  The content, sequence, and image quality among the records will vary depending on how they were originally written/typed and subsequently scanned.  In some instances, certain information may be illegible. 

Document Searching

To facilitate searching the first paragraph of all Ordinances and Resolutions has been text indexed. This paragraph typically contains a description of what subject the particular Ordinance or Resolution is addressing.

All council minutes dated 1999 to current are fully indexed and can be searched in their entirety. Minutes prior to 1999 are available for viewing as scanned images only.