Nuisance / Code Enforcement

Code enforcement includes a variety of activities including nuisance abatement, property maintenance, zoning enforcement and other City code enforcement deemed to be a nuisance.

There are several ways to file a complaint. If you file a complaint please provide us with as much detail as possible.

Needed Information

What we need to know:

  • Property Address
  • Nature of the violation (tall grass, junk vehicle, garbage, etc.) Please be specific this helps our staff to quickly identify the possible violation.

Filing a Code Enforcement Complaint

Please call the Code Enforcement Office at 641-754-5759 (leave a brief detailed message).
File a complaint online
Submit a written complaint to:

Code Enforcement Office
36 N. Center Street
Marshalltown, IA 50158

APPEAL REQUEST FORM - The following form may be used when requesting an appeal to various City codes. (i.e. Code Violation Notice)

Filing an Odor Complaint

Please call the Water Pollution Control Office at 641-754-5709 to file an odor complaint.


The Cleaniac initiative was started to help make Marshalltown the Cleanest City in Iowa. In 2006 the Marshalltown Betterment Committee will be busy with a number of projects aimed at Keeping Marshalltown Beautiful. Take pride in Marshalltown become a Cleaniac. Cleaniac is supported by the City of Marshalltown, the Marshalltown Chamber of Commerce, and the Marshalltown Central Business District.