City Hall is closed due to the coronavirus pandemic; please use the city night box drop for your utility bill payments or call city hall @ 515-834-2233 to pay by debit card; If you need to set up an appointment please call Clerk Thomas @ 515-834-2233.

City Hall Chambers will be open for any meetings legally mandated, but will be limited to only 10 people per current CDC recommendations.

The De Soto Public Library will be closed out of consideration of the health of our community. If you have materials due, please hold onto them for now. All fines and due dates will be suspended, and all items will be automatically renewed. Thank you for your patience as we work to ensure the safety of our community, staff, and library patrons.




The city of De Soto has a distinct identity – a family-friendly and economically strong community with a business friendly atmosphere that offers great opportunities for both businesses, and residents alike.

The city of De Soto is located at the intersection of Interstate 80 and Highway 169, just 15 miles from West Des Moines at exit 110. The city of De Soto is a wonderful community for families both large and small with an easy commute to work and entertainment in the greater Des Moines area.

Established in 1868, De Soto has always taken great pride in our small town values.  De Soto continues to possess a strong character built upon a solid foundation by our Community Leaders along with the LibraryPoliceFire, and Public Works departments.  Locations and contact information for the various departments can be found by clicking the links provided.

Thank you, we look forward to your visit.