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Does the County repair damaged mailboxes caused by snow removal?
Your mailbox and post should be able to withstand potential discharge from snowplows. Please take time, in the Fall of the year to evaluate your mailbox’s integrity. Mailboxes must meet the standards of the United States Postal Service. The County will not replace mailboxes damaged or knocked down by the force of snow thrown from the plow per Code of Ordinances.
How can I get notifications of information on road closures and construction projects?
How do I add a new or widen an existing driveway or field entrance?
Begin by creating an account here. Then proceed with the application process via GeoPermits. No hard copy permits will be accepted, all permits must utilize the online permitting and payment system. Work shall not start on an entrance or modification of an entrance until a permit has been reviewed and approved.
How do I apply for dust control?
Residents apply for dust control by contacting one of our approved vendors. Dust control is applied May 15th and July 15th. Applications must be turned into the vendor no later than April 15th for 1st application and June 15th for 2nd application. No exceptions. Per County Policy, dust control season ends on October 1st, and normal blading operations resume.
I am building a new house. Who do I need to contact?
My E-911 marker needs replaced or our street sign was knocked down. Who do I call?
Emergency Management. All other directional signs are handled by the Road Department.
What are your hours of operation for snow removal?
Generally, snow removal units will not operate between the hours of 8:00 PM to 4:00 AM during a snow emergency. See Code of Ordinances.
What is Right-of-Way?
The Road Department possesses an easement in order to maintain the road for public usage. The amount of right-of-way varies from road to road. If you need to know a specific ROW for a road, please call the office at 641-828-2225. Landowners may not place or cause to be placed, an obstruction within any county right-of-way per Iowa Code.
Who do I call about installing a new septic system?