City Code


The City Code contains the ordinances and operative laws adopted by the City during the course of its existence. The City Code is organized by subject matter under an expandable three-factor decimal numbering system which is designed to facilitate supplementation without disturbing the numbering of existing provisions. Each section number designates, in sequence, the numbers of the title, chapter, and section. Thus, section 1-02-03 is section 03 located in Chapter 2 of Title 1.


This online code is a codification of the original ordinances in accordance with Iowa Code § 308.8 with errors, inconsistencies, repetitions, and ambiguities therein eliminated. In the event that a substantive discrepancy exists that is beyond the codification authority set forth in state law, the original signed ordinance adopted by the city council governs over this City Code.