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During a Council meeting, there are regularly two places on the agenda for public input:
In addition, when a Public Hearing is scheduled on the agenda, citizens can address the Council on that specific item. For more information on the City Council, view the Mayor and City Council page.
To begin or stop new electric service, please call 641.628.4173 or visit City Hall which is located at 825 Broadway Street.
Please call City Hall at 641.628.4173 for help with understanding your utility bill. You can also view the following document for general bill guidance.
In the event of an electric outage, call 641.629.0695 to report the outage location. This phone number is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you would like to receive a notification when utility outages occur, sign-up to receive notifications for the Utility Service Disruption group online or text "Join Utilities" to 30890.
Yes, the City of Pella offers electric customers (residential and commercial) rebates. More information is on Electric Department website:
The following Pella businesses also provice faxing service: Pella Printing, HyVee, Total Choice Shipping and the Town Crier.
You can view and print all permit applications by viewing our permits page. Questions about filling out building permit applications can be directed to the Building Official by calling 641.628.0043.
You can view and print all permit applications by viewing our permits page. Questions about filling out sign permit applications can be directed to the Zoning Administrator by calling 641.628.0043. In addition to the Sign Regulations chapter of the Zoning Ordinance, the City also has design review for signs which is explained in the Design Review District Design Manual available under the development page.
Effective July 8, 2020, the Marion County Treasurer’s office will reopen in room 200 of the Pella Community Center at 712 Union Street.
The Pella driver’s license office will be open every Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Appointments are REQUIRED; walk-ins are not accepted.
You may schedule an appointment online at www.marioncountyiowa.gov. If you do not have internet access, you may call the Marion County Treasurer’s office at 641.828.2202.
You can mail your payment (check or money order only, not cash) in the yellow envelope provided for you to:
Pella Police Department
614 Main St.
Pella, IA 50219
You may also pay in person at the Police Department by cash, check, or money order. If you mail the payment, please do not send cash and be sure to include the envelope provided and/or the parking ticket number.
To view current job openings, visit our Career Portal. To be eligible to apply, you must be 21 years old and have no felony charges on your record.
Please visit the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy for more information.
It is unlawful to make a left turn in order to park. Please refer to the City of Pella Ordinance:64.04; Left Turn For Parking: "No person shall make a left hand turn, crossing the center line of the street, for the purpose of parking on said street.”
A $15 fine applies for parking violations. If the violation remains unpaid for more than 30 days, the fine will increase to $20. Under Iowa Code, failure to pay restitution owed by you can be grounds for refusing to renew your motor vehicle’s registration.
City of Pella Open Burning, Code 105.06 states: no person shall allow, cause, or permit open burning of combustible materials where the products of combustion are emitted into the open air without passing through a chimney or stack.
If you live outside the city limits of Pella, it is permissible to open burn. We request that if you are in the Pella Fire District and you plan a controlled burn, please call the Police Department before starting and let us know when you have completed the controlled burn.
The purpose of the City’s snow ordinance is for citizens to move their vehicles from public streets and parking lots allowing for effective snow removal. Plows make multiple passes before a street is fully cleared, therefore drivers must not park vehicles on public streets or parking lots until the ordinance is officially lifted. Vehicles parked on public grounds during a snow emergency will be issued a parking citation and towed if necessary.
When the snow ordinance is issued or lifted, the public is alerted through local media outlets. In addition, citizens can sign-up to receive notifications regarding the snow ordinance online or by texting “Join Snow” to 30890.
To learn more about city services including trash, recycling, and yard waste programs, download our new resident information packet (PDF).
If you are new to the city, you will need to fill out a service application, provide a photo ID, and pay a deposit or provide a qualifying letter of credit from a previous gas or electric utility company. This can be done at City Hall (825 Broadway Street) or printed online (PDF).
Yes. After you have lived at an address for a year, you can go on budget billing. Budget accounts are recalculated annually in the month of October. Contact City Hall at 641.628.4173 for more information about this plan.