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City Hall will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27


Please stop littering and throwing masks and gloves on the ground

Please be respectful of your neighbors and businesses and dispose of your trash properly.  Don’t litter!

The City is urging residents to assist in efforts by utilizing trash receptacles to dispose of rubber gloves, face masks, and any additional trash.

Thank you for your cooperation!


Ordinance – Chapter 55 – Animal Protection and Control

Ordinance 55.07 Owner Duties.

  1. Humane Treatment.  An owner or custodian shall provide sufficient food, water, shelter and humane treatment for any animal in such person’s care.  It is unlawful under this chapter for an owner or any other person to beat, starve or otherwise abuse any animal.


2.  Sanitary Conditions.  An owner or custodian shall keep all structures, pens, or yards wherein dogs or cats are confined clean, devoid of vermin and free of odors arising from urine or feces.

3.  Public Sanitation.  No owner or custodian of a dog or other animal shall permit such animal to discharge feces upon any public or private property, other than the property of the owner or custodian of the animal.

When you are out walking with your dog(s), please pick up after them!  Thank you!


Governor Kim Reynolds launched the Test Iowa Initiative to expand testing capacity to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Iowa

Governor Reynolds recently announced the Test Iowa Initiative to expand testing so that we can stem the spread of the virus and get Iowans back to work as quickly and safely as possible.  Iowa is only the second state to put in place such a widespread testing initiative.

The assessment informs Iowans of their current health status, whether or not they should get a COVID-19 test and instructions on how to get tested.  Governor Reynolds kicked off the #TestIowaChallenge and encouraged all Iowans to go to TestIowa.com to complete the assessment.

Type the following link in your browser for more information.      https://www.testiowa.com/      



Flushing your trash can lead to service interruptions and expensive repairs to home and municipal plumbing lines. When a clog or break down occurs, untreated sewage can back up into your home, your neighborhood or our waterways.

Following the suggestions listed may save residents money and avoid significant inconvenience, as well as the cost to the resident or community for clearing and repairing blockages.


  • Place a wastebasket in the bathroom to dispose of solid wastes. Disposable diapers and personal hygiene products to not belong in the sewer system.
  • Avoid the release of hair into the shower, bathtub or sink drains to prevent clogs in traps and drains.
  • Place liquid fats, oils and grease into a jar or container and dispose in the trash. Wipe down greasy pots and pans with a paper towel before washing in the sink or dishwasher.
  • Use a strainer over the drain in your sink, tub and shower. Then empty the collected material into the garbage.
  • Keep your clean outs exposed so that your pipes can be inspected and maintained.



  • Flush so-called “flushable” wipes. They do not break down and can cause blockages in pipes and pump stations.
  • Flush kitty litter, diapers, soiled rags, sanitary napkins, dental floss, q-tips, razor blades, paper towels, surgical bandages, syringes, pharmaceutical products, cigarette butts.
  • Pour fats, oils and greases from cooking down the drain.
  • Pour paint, engine oil, pesticides, or chemicals down the sink. Some hazardous materials can corrode the sewer, while other complicate the treatment process. In fact, dumping them in the sewer is illegal and could subject you to a fine.
  • Pour sour milk down the sink. One liter of full cream milk has enough fat in it to cover the surface of an olympic sized swimming pool.

City of Underwood City Hall Closed to Public


Underwood City Hall, located at 241 3rd Street, will be closed to the public.

We are still operating by phone at 712-566-2373, by email at underwood@walnutel.net, and through the drop box for payments and forms.

Please call if anyone has any questions or concerns and we will do our best to help during this difficult time.

Thank you for your cooperation and your patience.







Per Ordinance No. 213 Section 106.08

106.08.01 Fee for Collection. The fee for solid waste collection and disposal service, used or available, is $12.50 per month.

106.08.02 Fee for Extra Container: Should a household require/request an extra container, there will be an additional fee of $6.00 per month.

106.08.03 Fee to replace container that is destroyed or removed from property: The fee to replace a container destroyed or removed from a property is $95.00.

CITIZENS MAKE NOTE: Any extra waste outside or around the container will not be picked up unless the Extra Container Fee has been paid beforehand so please plan accordingly.  Both cans must be MTS cans.




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Animal Control HOTLINE #(712) 366-1143

Dog licenses need to be renewed by March 1, 2020 or a penalty of $10.00 will be assessed. Please stop in or call City Hall at 712-566-2373 for any questions.

Dog License Renewal Letter 2020

Dog License Application 2020




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