Emergency Snow Route Information

During the winter season, the city will declare a winter storm emergency if there is a forecast of two or more inches of snow. 

During this time, an on-street parking ban will be put into effect on designated snow routes and all vehicles must be removed from the street at that time. The parking ban will be posted through local media, the City of Marshalltown website and Facebook page. Review the emergency snow route map

Keeping our roads clear is a citywide partnership to ensure safe travel for our community.

Extra-Duty Employment

Police Officers may be hired for contracted services such as traffic control and pedestrian safety, crowd control, security and protection or life and property, routine law enforcement for public authorities, and plainclothes assignments. Services are charged at $80 per hour, with a minimum of two hours. Please call 641-754-5729 to request these services.

Alert Iowa-Marshall County Emergency Notification System

Sign up here for Marshall County/Alert Iowa Alerts! In the event of an emergency or severe weather, an alert will be sent to the phone number and/or email address provided by voice, text and/or email.

Annual Surplus Bike Auction

The Marshalltown Police Department holds an annual surplus auction to dispose of unclaimed and forfeited property including bicycles and other miscellaneous property. All sale items are “as is” with no expressed guarantees. Cash or check is accepted, and all sales are final. 


If you've paid a scammer, contact us immediately at 641-752-5725. 

If you're received a scam call, report it to the Federal Trade Commission.

Learn more about common scams and how to avoid them at

Tips to avoid scam calls

  • You may not be able to tell right away if an incoming call is spoofed. Be aware: Caller ID showing a "local" number does not necessarily mean it is a local caller.
  • If you answer the phone and the caller - or a recording - asks you to hit a button to stop getting the calls, you should just hang up. Scammers often use this trick to identify potential targets.
  • Do not respond to any questions, especially those that can be answered with "Yes."
  • Never give out personal information such as account numbers, Social Security numbers, mother's maiden names, passwords or other identifying information in response to unexpected calls or if you are at all suspicious.
  • If you get an inquiry from someone who says they represent a company or a government agency, hang up and call the phone number on your account statement, in the phone book, or on the company's or government agency's website to verify the authenticity of the request. You will usually get a written statement in the mail before you get a phone call from a legitimate source, particularly if the caller is asking for a payment.
  • Use caution if you are being pressured for information immediately.

Identity Theft

To report identity theft crimes, please fill out the identity theft affidavit (PDF) and detail report (PDF). Once the forms are thoroughly completed, return them to the police department to file a report.