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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.
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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.”
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.