Fort Dodge, IA

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Reporting/Request Words

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DEBRIS
  Rubbish
  Brush
  1. Debris includes garbage, construction materials, tires, mattresses, household furniture, appliances, tvs, brush piles, etc. If you wish to continue to report a complaint regarding debris within City limits, please respond with either RUBBISH or BRUSH. For concerns outside of Fort Dodge, please call the Webster County Planning and Zoning Office at (515) 574-3761.
  2. (Step 1 of 2) What is the nearest address to the issue?
  3. (Step 2 of 2) Please text a brief description, upload an image or text DONE.
  4. Thank you for reporting!
JUNK DAYS
  Junk
  Junks
  1. Welcome to JUNK DAYS ON DEMAND! Please do not submit your request more than a week before your desired pick up. Requests received by NOON on the BUSINESS DAY before your garbage day will be picked up on your next garbage day. Please have all items curbside with any necessary stickers attached no later than 5:00 am. Text the word 'JUNK' to begin.
  2. Let's get started! Remember not to submit your request more than a week before your desired pick up. Requests received by NOON on the BUSINESS DAY before your garbage day will be picked up on your next garbage day. (Step 1 of 3) What is your address?
  3. (Step 2 of 3) What day of the week is your garbage collected on a normal week? Text ONLY one of the following exactly as it appears: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday.
  4. (Step 3 of 3) Please text a brief description, upload an image or text SUBMIT.
  5. Thank you for your request! Please have all items curbside no later than 5:00 am on your next garbage day. Remember that all tires, TVs, electronics and appliances require stickers for pick up.
REPORT
  Pothole
  Street Light
  Broken Sidewalk
  Alley Repair
  potholes
  Sign
  1. Reporting options are: POTHOLE, SIDEWALK, STREET LIGHT, SIGN or ALLEY REPAIR. For Forestry requests, please text the word "TREES". For Nuisance requests, please text the word "NUISANCE". For Water Quality concerns, please text the word "WATER".
  2. (Step 1 of 2) What is the nearest address to the issue?
  3. (Step 2 of 2) Please text a brief description, upload an image or text DONE.
  4. Thank you for reporting!
SCOOTER
  Scooters
  1. To report a concern regarding a scooter owned by the third-party vendor Bird, please respond with BIRD.
  2. (Step 1 of 2) What is the nearest address to the issue?
  3. (Step 2 of 2) Please text a brief description, upload an image or text DONE.
  4. Thank you for reporting!
SNOW REMOVAL
  Snow
  Ice
  1. Property owners within City limits have 24 hours from the last snow accumulation to remove snow and ice from sidewalks on their property. If you wish to continue to report a property for failure to remove snow, please respond with SNOW or ICE. For County concerns, please call the Engineer's Office at (515) 576-3281.
  2. (Step 1 of 2) What is the nearest address to the issue?
  3. (Step 2 of 2) Please text a brief description, upload an image or text DONE.
  4. Thank you for reporting!
TALL GRASS
  Weeds
  Grass
  1. Nuisance length tall grass and weeds have grown to over 10" in length. If you wish to continue to report a complaint regarding tall grass or weeds, please text GRASS or WEEDS,
  2. (Step 1 of 2) Please provide the nearest address to the issue.
  3. (Step 2 of 2) Please text a brief description, upload an image or text DONE.
  4. Thank you for reporting!
TREES
  Trimming
  Removal
  Tree Trimming
  Tree
  1. Reporting options are: TRIMMING or REMOVAL. (The City of Fort Dodge Forestry Department will only respond to service requests for trees on City property or in right-of-ways.)
  2. (Step 1 of 2) What is the nearest address to the issue?
  3. (Step 2 of 2) Please provide your name and phone number in case of questions. You may also text a brief description or upload an image.
  4. Thank you for reporting!
VEHICLES
  Unregistered
  Parked
  Junk Car
  1. Nuisance vehicles include junk cars, unlicensed or unregistered cars and/or those parked in the front yard on the owner's property. To continue to report a nuisance vehicle in City limits, text JUNK CAR, UNREGISTERED or PARKED. To report a nuisance vehicle in the County, contact the Webster County Planning & Zoning office at (515) 574-3761. To report all other vehicles, call (515) 573-2323.
  2. (Step 1 of 2) What is the nearest address to the issue?
  3. (Step 2 of 2) Please text a brief description, upload an image or text DONE.
  4. Thank you for reporting!
WATER
  Taste
  Odor
  Color
  Rusty
  Smelly
  1. Reporting options are: TASTE, ODOR, COLOR or WATER MAIN BREAK.
  2. (Step 1 of 2) What is the nearest address to the issue?
  3. (Step 2 of 2) Please text a brief description, upload an image or text SUBMIT.
  4. Thank you for reporting! Our staff will investigate and be in touch if they have additional questions.
WILDLIFE
  Deer
  1. We appreciate your assistance in gathering data on the local deer population. Text DEER to begin.
  2. (Step 1 of 4) What date/time did you see the deer?
  3. (Step 2 of 4) Where did you see the deer? (Submit an address if possible.)
  4. (Step 3 of 4) How many deer did you see?
  5. (Step 4 of 4) Please upload a photo or text NONE.
  6. Thank you for reporting!
YARD WASTE
  Yard Waste Pick Up
  1. Curbside yard waste pick up and access to the compost site is available to current City sanitation customers. To learn about the Compost Site, text COMPOST, or, to continue with a yard waste pick up request, please text YARD WASTE PICK UP.
  2. (Step 1 of 2) What is your address?
  3. (Step 2 of 2) Please text a brief description, upload an image or text SUBMIT.
  4. Thank you for your request! Requests received before noon on Thursday will be collected on Friday morning. Please have all yard waste curbside with orange stickers attached no earlier than Thursday evening, but no later than 6:00 am the appropriate Friday morning morning.

Informational Words

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Agendas
Minutes
For City Council agenda information, please visit https://fortdodgeiowa.civicweb.net/portal.
Airport
Airlines
Flights
For Fort Dodge Regional Airport information visit https://www.fortdodgeiowa.org/airport.
Alerts
Emergency
To sign up for Webster County Alerts, please visit https://www.smart911.com/smart911/ref/reg.action?pa=WebsterCountyIowa.
Animal Appeals Board For information on the Animal Appeals Board, please visit https://www.fortdodgeiowa.org/animalappealsboard.
Animal Control To reach the Animal Control officer, please contact the Law Enforcement Center at (515) 573-2323.
Aquatic Center
Pool
For information on the Rosedale Rapids Aquatic Center visit https://www.fortdodgeiowa.org/rosedalerapids.
Birth Certificates For birth certificate information, please visit: https://www.webstercountyia.gov/departments/recorder/vital_statistics.php or call the Webster County Recorders Office at (515)576-2401.
Board of Adjustment For information on the City of Fort Dodge Board of Adjustment, please visit https://www.fortdodgeiowa.org/boardofadjustment.
Board of Appeals For information on the Board of Appeals, please visit https://www.fortdodgeiowa.org/boardofappeals.
Boards
Commissions
For Boards and Commissions information, please visit https://www.fortdodgeiowa.org/boards.
Broadband
Internet
Fiber
Optic
Legendary internet & voice services are now available in Fort Dodge. Take the first step and register for a no cost and no obligation service drop from Fort Dodge Fiber today. www.fortdodgefiber.com.
Burning The City of Fort Dodge prohibits the burning of yard waste within City limits year round. Per City Council directive, this burn ban is lifted once in the spring and once in the fall. Learn more at https://www.fortdodgeiowa.org/openburning.
Cabin Rental
Open Shelter
For information on cabin availability and to reserve a cabin or open shelter for your next event, please visit https://apm.activecommunities.com/fdrec/.
Cemeteries
Cemetery
Cemetary
Oakland
Memorial Park
North Lawn
The City of Fort Dodge is currently the caretaker of Oakland Park Cemetery and Memorial Park Cemetery. To learn more, visit https://www.fortdodgeiowa.org/cemeteries.
Chickens The raising and keeping of chickens in the city of Fort Dodge is permitted provided it is not for commercial purposes or on a scale objectionable to neighbors.
Citizens Central Operated through Fort Dodge Recreation Services, C2 is a community center which offers activities for adults on weekdays, as well as opportunities for all ages through special events and rental opportunities. Visit https://www.fortdodgeiowa.org/citizenscentral to learn more about this facility.
City Clerk
Nemmers
Siebken
Jeff Nemmers serves as the Finance Director and Dawn Siebken serves as the City Clerk for the City of Fort Dodge. Learn more about the Clerk's Office at https://www.fortdodgeiowa.org/clerk.
City Code
Ordinances
To access the City Code of Ordinances visit: https://library.municode.com/ia/fort_dodge/codes/code_of_ordinances.
City Council
Secor
Crimmins
Schuur
Flattery
Alstott
Nelson
McCaleb
For City Council information visit https://www.fortdodgeiowa.org/council. For previous and upcoming City Council meeting agendas visit https://fortdodgeiowa.civicweb.net.
City Manager
Fierke
David Fierke serves as the City Manager for the City of Fort Dodge. Learn more about the Manager's Office at https://www.fortdodgeiowa.org/citymanager.
Community Camera Program The Fort Dodge Police Department is committed to our partnership with the residents and business owners in our community. Learn about the Community Camera Program at https://www.fortdodgeiowa.org/communitycameras.
Compost The compost site at the Public Works facility is open to the general public for the season. Hours are M, Tu, Th, F 8 am to 12 pm; Sa 8 am to 4 pm. Visit https://www.fortdodgeiowa.org/yardwaste to learn more. To schedule a yard waste pick up, please text the word "YARD WASTE".
Contact
Office Hours
City Hall
City Hall is located at 819 1st Ave S, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. You can reach us at (515) 576-4551 during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. For the safety and security of our staff, walk-ins accepted at Utility Billing, all others by appointment only.
Contractor Registration Visit https://www.fortdodgeiowa.org/codeenforcement for links to the Building, Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical Contractor registration forms.
Death Certificates For death certificate information, please visit: https://www.webstercountyia.gov/departments/recorder/vital_statistics.php or call the Webster County Recorders Office at (515)576-2401.
Des Moines River
Water Trails
Lizard Creek
For information on Webster County's water trails, please visit: https://www.mycountyparks.com/County/Webster/Content/Trails.aspx.
Electrical Service Electrical service in Fort Dodge is provided by MidAmerican Energy. To learn more, please visit https://www.midamericanenergyservices.com.
Employment
Jobs
Careers
Hiring
For City of Fort Dodge employment opportunities, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/fortdodgeiowa.
Fire The Fort Dodge Fire Department exists to provide fire, medical and other life safety services to those that reside, work or travel through the City of Fort Dodge. Learn more at https://www.fortdodgeiowa.org/fire. If this is an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.
Fireworks For information on the City of Fort Dodge fireworks ordinance, please visit https://www.fortdodgeiowa.org/fireworks.
Garbage Collection
Trash
Garbage
Visit https://www.fortdodgeiowa.org/garbage for information on trash pick up in the City of Fort Dodge. You can view a detailed collection calendar at https://bit.ly/3UnGxfI.
Gas Service Gas service in Fort Dodge is provided by MidAmerican Energy. To learn more, please visit https://www.midamericanenergyservices.com.
Golf
Lakeside
For information on Lakeside Municipal Golf Course, including the cost of season passes, visit https://www.fortdodgeiowa.org/lakeside.
Gypsum City OHV Information regarding the Gypsum City OHV Park can be found at https://www.iowadnr.gov/Things-to-Do/Off-Highway-Vehicles.
Human Rights Commission
Discrimination
The Fort Dodge Human Rights Commission receives and investigates complaints of discrimination in the areas of employment, housing, credit, public accommodation and education that occur within City limits. To learn more, please visit https://www.fortdodgeiowa.org/department/board.php?structureid=120.
Injured Wildlife For concerns about injured wildlife, please visit https://www.iowadnr.gov/Conservation/Iowas-Wildlife.
Landfill For questions, please contact the North Central Iowa Landfill at (515) 573-5381.
Library To learn about the Fort Dodge Public Library, check out books online and utilize the other services offered, please visit https://www.fortdodgelibrary.org/.
License Plates To register your vehicle, please visit the Webster County Treasures Office at the Webster County Courthouse. If you are wishing to renew your vehicle registration, please visit https://www.iowatreasurers.org/. If you have questions regarding your vehicle registration, you may call the Webster County Treasurers Office at (515) 576-4611.
Manhole Cover
Manhole
If you see a manhole cover moved or missing, it should be reported immediately. During regular business hours, please contact Public Works at (515) 955-6139. Get voicemail? Call the Police Non-Emergency number at (515) 573-2323.
Marriage Certificate For a certified marriage certificate information, please visit: https://www.webstercountyia.gov/departments/recorder/vital_statistics.php or call the Webster County Recorders Office at (515)576-2401.
Marriage License For marriage license information, please visit https://www.webstercountyia.gov/departments/recorder/marriage_license.php or call the Webster County Recorders Office at (515)576-2401.
Mayor
Bemrich
Matt Bemrich has served as Fort Dodge's mayor since 2010. Learn more about the Mayor's Office at https://www.fortdodgeiowa.org/mayor.
Mobile Speed Unit
Speed Car
For information on the mobile speed unit, including current location and who to contact about a ticket, please visit https://www.fortdodgeiowa.org/mobilespeedunit.
Museum
Blanden
To learn about the Blanden Art Museum and to explore current exhibits, please visit https://www.blanden.org.
Noise Complaints Noise complaints should be reported to the Police Department via the Police Non-Emergency number. (515) 573-2323.
Nuisance For nuisances in the City, please respond with one of the following: DEBRIS, TALL GRASS (including weeds), SNOW REMOVAL, VEHICLES.
Online Payments
Bill Pay
Tickets
To make an online payment, visit https://otc.cdc.nicusa.com/Public2.aspx?portal=iowa&organization=City%20of%20Fort%20Dodge. Rec payments should be made through https://apm.activecommunities.com/fdrec.
Parking
Downtown
Effective January 1, 2022, all downtown City-owned lots will once again require permits. On street parking is limited to 2 hours. No parking is allowed on street or in lots without an overnight permit from 2 am to 5 am daily. Learn more at www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parking.
Parks
Trails
For Parks and Trails information, please visit https://www.fortdodgeiowa.org/department/division.php?structureid=135.
Permits Visit https://www.fortdodgeiowa.org/codeenforcement for links to the following permit applications: Building (remodels including siding, windows, & roofing), Sign, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical, New Commercial & Residential Builds.
Pet Licenses
Dogs
Cats
Ferrets
All dogs, cats, and ferrets over the age of four months shall be licensed with the City of Fort Dodge. An application is available online at https://www.fortdodgeiowa.org/animallicense.
Plan and Zoning Commission The Plan & Zoning Commission reviews and makes recommendation on zoning questions or re-zoning issues, as well as development of subdivisions. To learn more, please visit https://www.fortdodgeiowa.org/planandzoningcommission.
Police
PD
The Fort Dodge Police Department consists of 40 sworn officers actively working for the safety and security of its citizens. To learn more, please visit https://www.fortdodgeiowa.org/police. If this is an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.
Precinct
Polling Location
Vote
To find your precinct or polling location, please visit https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/voterreg/pollingplace/search.aspx.
Property Data For information on your property, please visit https://beacon.schneidercorp.com/Application.aspx?AppID=723&LayerID=11545&PageTypeID=2&PageID=5255.
Property Taxes Questions regarding property taxes should be directed to the Webster County Assessor, please call (515) 576-4721. To make a payment on your property taxes, please visit the Webster County Treasurer's Office at the Webster County Courthouse or visit https://www.iowatreasurers.org/.
Property Valuations Questions regarding property valuations should be directed to the Webster County Assessor's Office. Please call (515) 576-4721.
Rec Center Please visit http://www.fdrec.com/ for information on the Fort Dodge Community Rec Center. Looking for information on City of Fort Dodge recreation programs? Please text the word Recreation.
Recreation To View and Register for Activities and other Fort Dodge Recreation Information visit: https://www.fortdodgeiowa.org/department/division.php?structureid=130.
Recycling
Recycle
Visit https://www.fortdodgeiowa.org/recycling for information on recycling pick up in the City of Fort Dodge. You can view a detailed collection calendar at https://bit.ly/3UnGxfI.
Registration For on-road vehicles such as cars, trucks & campers, please visit https://www.webstercountyia.gov/departments/treasurer/vehicle_registrations.php or call the Webster County Treasurer at 515-576-4611. For off-road vehicles such as ATVs, boats & snowmobiles, please visit https://www.webstercountyia.gov/departments/recorder/registrations.php or call the Webster County Recorder at 515-576-2401.
Rental Housing
Landlords
Apartments
Duplexes
For information on rental housing, including registration, inspection and complaint forms, please visit https://www.fortdodgeiowa.org/rentalhousing.
Rogers Sports Complex
Harlan
Hazel
Rogers Sports Complex is located at 1628 Nelson Avenue.
ROW
Right of Way
Excavation
Obstruction
For Right of Way Excavation and Obstruction information within City limits, visit: www.fortdodgeiowa.org/ROW.
Sewer Back Up If you see a possible sewer back up, it should be reported immediately. During regular business hours, please contact Public Works at (515) 955-6139. Get voicemail? Call the Police Non-Emergency number at (515) 573-2323.
Sinkhole
Cavity
Sink
If you see a sinkhole or cavity, it should be reported immediately. During regular business hours, please contact Fort Dodge Public Works at (515) 955-6139. Get voicemail? Call the LEC Non-Emergency number at (515) 573-2323.
Snowfall Operations
Plow
Plows
Plowing
For information on the City of Fort Dodge snowfall operations, please visit https://www.fortdodgeiowa.org/snow.
Special Events
Block Party
Event
Parade
Concert
Submit a special events permit request online at https://www.fortdodgeiowa.org/specialevents. A copy of fees can be found at https://www.fortdodgeiowa.org/specialevents/fees.
Splashpad For information on the Oleson Park Splashpad, please visit https://www.fortdodgeiowa.org/splashpad. If there are mechanical issues with the Splashpad, please contact Lori Branderhorst at (515) 576-7237.
Stickers Stickers for Junk Days on Demand and curbside yard waste pick up can be purchased at City Hall, 819 1st Ave S, Monday-Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm.
Stop Sign If you see a stop sign down or missing, it should be reported immediately. During regular business hours, please contact Public Works at (515) 955-6139. Get voicemail? Call the Police Non-Emergency number at (515) 573-2323.
Thank you
Thanks
Have a nice day!
Traffic Control
Traffic Signal
Traffic Signs
If you see a traffic signal or sign that is not working correctly or down, it should be reported immediately. During regular business hours, please contact Fort Dodge Public Works at (515) 955-6139. Get voicemail? Call the LEC Non-Emergency number at (515) 573-2323.
Utility Billing
Water Bill
Bill
Moving
Transfer
Sign Up
Switch Service
To learn more about utility billing, including how to start, stop or transfer service, please visit https://www.fortdodgeiowa.org/utilitybilling.
Voter Registration For information regarding voter registration,https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/voterinformation/voterregistration.html please visit or call the Webster County Auditors Office at (515) 573-7175.
Water Main Break If you see a possible water main break, it should be reported immediately. During regular business hours, please contact Public Works at (515) 955-6139. Get voicemail? Call the Police Non-Emergency number at (515) 573-2323.