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New Residents Information



Welcome to Iowa City! Whether for school, employment, or retirement, Iowa City is a great place to live. To help you get acquainted with your new home, refer to the comprehensive list of links below for helpful information.

City Hall Administrative Office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.


Public Safety:

Emergency: 9-1-1

Police Non-Emergency / Routine Business: (24/7): 319-356-5275
City Hall, 410 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240

Fire Non-Emergency / Routine Business Calls: 319-356-5260
City Hall, 410 E. Washington St., Iowa City, IA 52240

City Utilities:

Water/Sewer/Garbage/Stormwater/Yard Waste/Curbside Recycling:
City of Iowa City Utilities: 319-356-5066
City Hall, 410 E. Washington Street.

Other Utilities:

The City of Iowa City makes no recommendation concerning the service providers listed below.

Gas & Electric Hookup

MidAmerican Energy: 888-427-5632
1630 Lower Muscatine Rd., Iowa City

Television / Internet / Phone Service

In addition, there are numerous nationwide and local phone and Internet service providers available. Please consult your local listings for more information.

Internet Consumer Guide


Licenses and Registration:


Garbage, Waste, and Recycling:

Public School District:

Child Care Resources:


Leisure and Recreation:

Senior Services:

Human Services Resources: 



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