Pickleball/Tennis Court Nets

The nets at City Park are being set up. Warm weather and sunshine will be heading this way, it’s a great time to get out there and play!

Siren Work North End Of Town

The annual statewide tornado drill took place today, March 27, 2024, at 10 am. While the drill was taking place, it came to the attention of our staff that the siren on the north end of town (near the Catholic Church) did not work properly. City crews are working on this, and advised not be alarmed if you hear the siren go off today and/or tomorrow. We appreciate your patience while we work to correct this issue.

2024 Burning Regulations

City of Ida Grove Burning Regulations

Per City Code 13.25.150 (8) Hours and dates of burning: No person will be allowed to burn nearer than 10 feet of any building, or on any street or sidewalk at any time. Burning is only permitted between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. from April 1 to November 30 of each year. Yard waste is the only material that is allowed to be burnt. It shall be illegal for any person to burn or allow open burning on the premises except during the times and during the dates stated in this paragraph.


2024 Mowing Notice

Mowing Notice

Warmer weather is just around the corner! The City of Ida Grove reminds residents of the requirements for mowing of their properties within the City limits under Chapter 8.30 of the City Code. It is unlawful for owners of each lot and parcel of ground within the city limits to fail, refuse, or neglect to cut or destroy all weeds, vines, brush or other growth and debris. Property owners are reminded that any vegetation which reaches a height of more than 8 inches is required to be mowed. Any property not mowed after the vegetation reaches 8 inches in height, may be mowed by the City or their agents, and a charge of $75.00 per hour plus a surcharge of $100.00 will be charged to the property owner. This publication will serve as notice to property owners.


2024 Grass Clipping Notice

Grass Clipping Notice

The City of Ida Grove reminds residents not to blow grass clippings into city streets or alleys to prevent clogging of city storm drains. Leaving grass clippings in any street or alley is considered a “nuisance” and also includes debris such as leaves, brush, nails, glass, or rubbish of any kind. The placing of debris, including grass clippings, on streets and alleys could lead to violators being charged for clean-up per City Code 12.30.030. Placing Debris on Streets, Violation and Abatement.

2024 Tree Trimming Notice


Tree Trimming Notice

Property owners are responsible for maintenance of trees on their property and on the city parking adjacent to their property as stated in City Ordinance 12.05.040. All branches are to be at least 15 feet above the street surface and 8 feet above sidewalks. Trees, bushes, shrubs, etc. are to be trimmed so they do not obstruct pedestrians, vision of traffic signs, or the view of any street or alley intersection. Alleys also need to be cleared to allow truck passage.

Closing Early 3-29-24

In respects to Good Friday, our office will close at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 29th. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, April 1st. We wish everyone a safe and Happy Easter!

2024 Permit Notice

Permit Notice

This serves as a reminder to all property owners and contractors that permits are required prior to beginning any construction or maintenance on projects such as:  water, sanitary sewer, building construction, etc.  Please visit the online city code at https://idagrove.municipal.codes/ or contact City Hall if you are unsure if a permit is required in order to avoid penalties.


Water Discoloration

Many of the changes in the water you’re seeing lately are due to introducing the new well into the City water system. As with any change, it takes some time to work out all the kinks. We are aware of and working to address the color in the water. The discoloration is produced by iron presence in the water being oxidized by the chlorine that is used to disinfect the system. The colored water is not harmful for human consumption and will settle out. The well output has been reduced from the new well to reduce the amount of iron moving in the system. This is similar to the effects of hydrant flushing.

We assure you regular tests are being performed and passed per Iowa DNR requirements.


2024 Compost & Brush Pile Notice


8.35.010 The city of Ida Grove, from time to time, as designated by the city council at a regular meeting, may open, operate and maintain a compost and/or brush pile on city property for the use and convenience of citizens residing in the corporate limits for disposal of yard waste, trees, branches and bark during designated hours of operation.

8.35.020 During the periods of time the city compost pile or brush piles are open, citizens of Ida Grove may deposit in the compost pile yard wastes defined for purposes of this section as grass clippings, leaves, flowers, etc.; produced as part of yard and garden development and maintenance and deposit in the brush pile, bark, tree limbs and branches not exceeding six inches in diameter and eight feet in length.

8.35.030 It shall be unlawful and a municipal infraction to:

(1) Deposit in the compost or brush pile compost or other brush originating from outside the city limits.

(2) To deposit in the brush or compost piles any matter or items not designated in this chapter (e.g., plastic bags or other containers, tree limbs exceeding maximum size, garbage and building materials).

(3) To remove compost or brush without specific authorization from the city clerk.

(4) Deposit compost or brush other than during times or hours of operation.

8.35.040 The municipal offense fine for violation of this chapter is $250.00 for first offense, $500.00 for second offense and $750.00 for third or subsequent offenses.

2024 Seasonal Help Wanted



The City of Ida Grove is currently seeking an energetic and highly motivated individual to join our team for a seasonal, part-time mowing position.  Working hours will be determined by the Park’s Superintendent, up to 25 hours/week, with all equipment provided by the City.  Current driver’s license is required.  Experience in mowing, lawn clean-up, and trimming is preferred, but willing to train the right person.  Seasonal work will run from approximately April through September.  Must be 18 years of age or older to apply.


Application and job description may be obtained at City Hall, 403 3rd Street, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Position is open until filled.  E.O.E.

FY25 Proposed Property Tax Public Hearing Notice

A public hearing will be held at Ida Grove City Hall on 4/01/2024 at 5:00 PM on the proposed property tax levy. The attached notice has been published in the Ida County Courier (3/20/2024), and on the City of Ida Grove, Recreation Center, Library, and the Fire Department Facebook pages in addition to the website.


Click Here To View Proposed Property Tax Levy



City Hall Drop-Box New Location!

The drop-box has been moved and placed as of today 3/12/2024 at its permanent location, 403 3rd Street. The drop-box will be drive-through accessible by entering the parking lot from Main Street & following through to the exit on 3rd Street. We appreciate everyone’s patience while we transition. Be on the lookout for publication of our open house date!


Reminder! City Hall Closed Monday 3/11 & Tuesday 3/12


 We will be closed on Monday, March 11 and Tuesday, March 12 while we transition into the new building. All City Hall business will be conducted at our new location, 403 3rd Street effective March 13. Also effective March 13, the payment drop box will be relocated from the Rec Center to the east side of the new building. The drop-box will be drive-through accessible by entering the parking lot from Main Street & following through to the exit on 3rd Street. We appreciate everyone’s patience while we transition. Be on the lookout for publication of our open house date!

Lost Dog 3/6/2024

The City of Ida Grove has picked up a male dog found along 7th Street. If anyone has any information on this dog’s owner, please contact City Hall at 364-2428. If outside of normal business hours (8 am to 4 pm), contact the Ida County Sheriffs Office at 364-3146.