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During a Council meeting, there are regularly two places on the agenda for public input:
In addition, when a Public Hearing is scheduled on the agenda, citizens can address the Council on that specific item. For more information on the City Council, view the Mayor and City Council page.
Call 204-1368 or check the Pella Little League web site
To begin or stop new electric service, please call 641.628.4173 or visit City Hall which is located at 825 Broadway Street.
Please call City Hall at 641.628.4173 for help with understanding your utility bill. You can also view the following document for general bill guidance.
In the event of an electric outage, call 641.629.0695 to report the outage location. This phone number is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you would like to receive a notification when utility outages occur, sign-up to receive notifications for the Utility Service Disruption group online or text "Join Utilities" to 30890.
Yes, the City of Pella offers electric customers (residential and commercial) rebates. More information is on Electric Department website:
The following Pella businesses also provice faxing service: Pella Printing, HyVee, Total Choice Shipping and the Town Crier.
The Pella Public Library does not offer this service. Notary service is available at the Pella Police Department and at City Hall.
The library does not sell yard waste bags. The following link provides a list of locations that sell yard waste bags and the price.
You can view and print all permit applications by viewing our permits page. Questions about filling out building permit applications can be directed to the Building Official by calling 641.628.0043.
You can view and print all permit applications by viewing our permits page. Questions about filling out sign permit applications can be directed to the Zoning Administrator by calling 641.628.0043. In addition to the Sign Regulations chapter of the Zoning Ordinance, the City also has design review for signs which is explained in the Design Review District Design Manual available under the development page.
You can view the city’s Zoning Map. However, the Zoning Administrator should be contacted if you have detailed questions or need zoning verified. Regulations, such as building setbacks and permitted uses for example, can vary depending on the exact zoning district in which the property is located.
In the City of Pella and in its extraterritorial jurisdictions, agricultural animals (e.g. chickens, pigs, goats, ducks, etc.) are only permitted for personal use on property that is zoned either Agricultural (A1) or Rural Residential (RR). To verify the zoning of a particular property, you may either view the Zoning Map or call our office at 641.628.0043.
A request for access to records may be made in person, in writing, by telephone, or electronically, and should reasonably describe the records sought. The requester is not required to identify him/herself or give a reason for requesting a record. Requests should be made to the Custodian of Records, Administrative Support Manager Marcia Slycord by phone at 641.628.4921 or via email Marcia Slycord.
Accident reports can be obtained by contacting the communications center using the non-emergency line at 641.628.4921. If you know the case number linked to the accident, please refer to it when processing the request.
You can obtain a non-certified copy of your driving record online through the Iowa DOT website. You may purchase a copy of a certified driving record for $5.50 plus a processing fee of $3.00 through the Iowa DOT website as well.
The Marion County Treasurer’s office operates a Pella driver's license office (712 Union Street, Suite 200) every Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Appointments are REQUIRED; walk-ins are not accepted.
You may schedule an appointment online at www.marioncountyiowa.gov. If you do not have internet access, you may call the Marion County Treasurer’s office at 641.828.2202.
The Pella Police Department is able to supply employers with local criminal activity, but you must contact the Department of Criminal Investigations for a state wide criminal background check.
Yes, the cost will be $4.00 per individual fingerprinted. The Police Department will provide cards if not with the party requesting the fingerprints.
You may safely dispose unused prescription medications at the prescription drug box located in the lobby of the Police Department (614 Main Street).
First, evaluate the severity of the situation. If the weather presents a life-threatening risk from prolonged exposure, find shelter nearby if possible and call 911.
If at-risk children or adults are left in the car, call 911.
If there is not an immediate risk, evaluate whether obtaining a spare set of keys is reasonable. If it is not, call the Pella Police Department at 641.628.4921. Officers will be able to attempt a vehicle unlock. Callers should expect to accept all risk (damages, etc.) involved with the vehicle unlock.
You can mail your payment (check or money order only, not cash) in the yellow envelope provided for you to:
Pella Police Department
614 Main St.
Pella, IA 50219
You may also pay in person at the Police Department by cash, check, or money order. If you mail the payment, please do not send cash and be sure to include the envelope provided and/or the parking ticket number.
Please visit the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy for more information.
It is unlawful to make a left turn in order to park. Please refer to the City of Pella Ordinance:64.04; Left Turn For Parking: "No person shall make a left hand turn, crossing the center line of the street, for the purpose of parking on said street.”
A $15 fine applies for parking violations. If the violation remains unpaid for more than 30 days, the fine will increase to $20. Under Iowa Code, failure to pay restitution owed by you can be grounds for refusing to renew your motor vehicle’s registration.
City of Pella Open Burning, Code 105.06 states: no person shall allow, cause, or permit open burning of combustible materials where the products of combustion are emitted into the open air without passing through a chimney or stack.
If you live outside the city limits of Pella, it is permissible to open burn. We request that if you are in the Pella Fire District and you plan a controlled burn, please call the Police Department before starting and let us know when you have completed the controlled burn.
The purpose of the City’s snow ordinance is for citizens to move their vehicles from public streets and parking lots allowing for effective snow removal. Plows make multiple passes before a street is fully cleared, therefore drivers must not park vehicles on public streets or parking lots until the ordinance is officially lifted. Vehicles parked on public grounds during a snow emergency will be issued a parking citation and towed if necessary.
When the snow ordinance is issued or lifted, the public is alerted through local media outlets. In addition, citizens can sign-up to receive notifications regarding the snow ordinance online or by texting “Join Snow” to 31002.
To learn more about city services including trash, recycling, and yard waste programs, download our new resident information packet (PDF).
If you are new to the city, you will need to fill out a service application, provide a photo ID, and pay a deposit or provide a qualifying letter of credit from a previous gas or electric utility company. This can be done at City Hall (825 Broadway Street) or printed online (PDF).
Yes. After you have lived at an address for a year, you can go on budget billing. Budget accounts are recalculated annually in the month of October. Contact City Hall at 641.628.4173 for more information about this plan.