Main Break 1907 Calvin Ave.

There is a main break at 1907 Calvin Ave. The water to the 1900 Block of Calvin Ave. was shut down at 9:20pm. It usually takes 3-6 hours for repairs. The 1900 block of Calvin Ave is affected.

Water main break
Facility closures, programs cancelled due to COVID-19

These facilities have closed: City Hall, the Iowa City Public Library, City Park Pool, the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center, the Animal Care and Adoption Center, as well as Parks and Recreation's Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, Mercer Park Aquatic Center/Scanlon Gym, Terry Trueblood Lodge, and Ned Ashton House. They will be closed from Sunday, March 15, 2020, until further notice. The City continues to monitor COVID-19's impact, and will review opening facilities as this develops.

Parks and Recreation
New Permitting Software available now. Follow the links here to the Customer Self Service Portal to apply for permits, plans and licenses

The City of Iowa City has replaced the former permitting software system ProjectDox and Tidemark, with a new integrated software system called EnerGov.  
The self-service portal replaces paper or electronic application forms formerly found on the website used by Urban Planning, Building Inspections, Rental Housing Inspections, Zoning, Site Plan review, and Public Works                        
For information on how to apply for a permit, visit
For permit assistance visit the new Customer Self-Service (CSS) portal at
Notice: To request interior inspections of occupied structures, please contact Terry Goerdt at (319) 356-5124 or Tim Hennes at (319) 356-5122. Inspections will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to determine the best course of action depending on life safety issues. Alternate types of documentation such as photos, videos, or live video sessions may be permissible depending on circumstances. .

Leaf Vacuum Schedule Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2020

With the additional leaves that have fallen, the Streets Division will see more leaf piles. More leaf piles will begin to slow progress through each zone. We are doing our best to estimate progress. Please check back daily as schedule adjustments are likely.

Leaf crews began the final pass of the City on Friday, November 20th in Zone #1. We will proceed in numerical order and will move into Zone #2 after Zone #1 has been completed. Crews will not return to any of the zones once collection has been completed. Additionally, crews will not return for piles raked after the area has been collected or for piles not collected due to parked cars.

Please keep in mind, the continuation of the program is always weather permitting & is subject to end prematurely. We urge you to not hesitate in getting your leaves out to the curb.
• Wednesday, Nov. 25: Finishing up a small portion of Zone 2 (Final Pass) & Collecting in Zone 3 (Final Pass)
• Friday, Nov. 27: Collecting in Zone 3 (Final Pass) & entering Zone 4 (Final Pass)
• Saturday, Nov. 28: Completing Zone 3 (Final Pass) & collecting in Zone 4 (Final Pass)
• Monday, Nov. 30: Collecting in Zone 5 (Final Pass) & possibly entering Zone 6 (Final Pass)
• Tuesday, Dec. 1: Collecting in Zone 6 (Final Pass) & possibly entering Zone 7 (Final Pass)

Crews will not go back for missed leaf piles. Leaves need to be accessible to crews and free of parked cars. To guarantee pickup, have all of your leaves at the curb by 7 a.m. on the first day your zone is scheduled. View the zone map at

The leaf schedule is subject to change and will be updated daily. To receive updates via e-mail, visit and select “Leaf Vacuum Program”. For more information about the Leaf Vacuum Program visit

Leaf vacuum program


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