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The City of Des Plaines Seeks Police Applicants

The City of Des Plaines is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Applications are available at and must be submitted for consideration by 4:00 P.M. on June 13, 2017. Please CLICK HERE to view the informational flyer. All additional questions should be directed to IOS Recruitment at or 1.800.343.HIRE.

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Maintained Properties Preserve Property Values

Well maintained properties protect the community, preserve property values and enhance the attractiveness of Des Plaines. To preserve overall quality of life, City officials routinely inspect property for exterior code violations which may be detrimental to the safety and quality of life enjoyed by our residents. The City encourages its property owners to maintain their lawns (max. 6" in grass height), remove dead trees, and trim all tree branches, hedges, and shrubs to allow persons easy access to public sidewalks and unobstructed views of vehicles. Questions? Just contact us at 847.391.5380.

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Renew Your Vehicle and Pet Licenses Starting Monday, May 1st

City Vehicle and Pet License sales start on Monday, May 1, 2017. Residents interested in renewing online can visit to get started! All you need is the vehicle or pet ID number located on your renewal notice received in the mail, and a major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, or Discover). Residents can also submit vehicle and/or pet renewal forms by USPS Mail or In Person. PLEASE NOTE: First-time vehicle and pet license applicants must apply in person at City Hall and provide "move in" or vehicle purchase paperwork to avoid penalties.

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Des Plaines Announces 2017 Mayor's Curb Appeal Challenge

The City of Des Plaines invites its residents to participate in this year's 4th Annual Mayor’s Curb Appeal Challenge and take advantage of the 20% coupon savings the weekend of May 20th and 21st at Lurvey’s Garden Center, Diamond Paint and Home Center, Sherwin-Williams Paint, and Pesche’s Flowers. For more information about this year’s Curb Appeal Challenge, to download a 20% off coupon, or to enter your home for the chance to win, visit, call 847.391.5301, or visit the Mayor's Office on the 6th Floor of City Hall.

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