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: Building inspections in occupied structures will resume Monday, August 10, 2020 with COVID-19 protocol.



Upcoming Class
Voices of the Latin American Short Story: The Magic and the Real
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 3:00pm
Online via Zoom
Upcoming Meeting
Board Packet: September 24, 2020 Library Board of Trustees meeting
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 5:00pm
Zoom Meeting Platform
Upcoming Meeting
City Council Listening Post on community policing: special needs populations
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 5:30pm
Zoom Meeting
Upcoming Class
Fit 4 Life with Megan Johnson
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 9:30am
Online via Zoom
Upcoming Class
The Rise and Fall of Chautauqua in Iowa
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 1:00pm
Online Via Zoom

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