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The City Council sets utility rates by Ordinance. Utility rate ordinances require a public hearing and three readings of the ordinance.
Utility rates are periodically reviewed by the council to ensure revenues pay the cost of providing the utility.
For specific rate information:
Sanitary sewer utility ordinance.
Storm water utility ordinance.
Landfill / Solid Waster utility ordinance.
Water rates - Set by the Water Works Board of the Marshalltown Water Works 641-753-7913
The Marshalltown Water Works performs the utility billing service for the City of Marshalltown. You'll receive one bill for Water, Sanitary, Storm and Landfill charges.
Garbage haulers are licensed by the City. Please contact them directly to arrange service. Download a list of licensed haulers.
Alliant Energy is the Electric and Gas provider.
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Click here to navigate to the online form to submit your application to Volunteer for a Board or Commission.
Please submit the application to the City Clerk. The Mayor will review the application, determine appointments which are ratified by the City Council.
The census of 2010 indicated Marshalltown had 27,552 residents. More information can be found on the U.S. Census Bureau's website.
There are a couple of ways you can accomplish this. Each department has a "contact" link on the department home page. You can fill out out the online form online or contact the Clerk directly following the instructions on the online form.
Yes. The City allows tax abatement on qualifying residential improvements and there is no dollar limit. Qualifying property must meet the following criteria:
Tax Abatement program freezes the assessed valuation prior to the eligible improvement during the Tax Abatement period for the parcel.
For more information about this topic, see our Tax Abatement application (PDF) or click here for a full page explanation
View the map of the City's Revitalization Areas and Urban Renewal Areas.
Please fill out the form and upload a sketch or google map indicating the streets blocked and where you’d like the barricades to be dropped off.
We have changed the application process to an online process. You will receive approval through email.
The city licenses garbage haulers. Please contract with a licensed hauler. Download the list of licensed haulers.
No, the City Council repealed the requirements to be licensed by the City effective 12/27/2021.
Tree companies are still required to comply with Chapter 58: Vegetation.
Please contact public works if you are performing work in the right of way for more information about a Traffic Control Plan.