What hours is City Hall open?
8AM to 4PM, Monday through Friday
Utility payments may be put in the night deposit drop box at any time.
I'm tearing off my deck and putting on a new one. Do I need to file a building permit application?
No. Building permits need to be filed when the footprint of your property is changing. Replacement of a deck would not constitute this type of a change. If you are putting on an addition or adding a shed to your property, those would require a building permit.
Fences do NOT require a building permit. Pursuant to the new zoning ordinance, fences may be built directly on the property line. Please remember, however, that property line disputes are a civil matter, and the City plays no part in regulating property boundaries.
When is the city brush dump open and where is it located?
The city brush dump is open on Wednesday from 4PM to dusk and on Saturdays from 8AM to Noon (weather permitting). These hours are applicable during the months of April - October. Residents of Montezuma can stop by City Hall and pickup a key to the brush dump during office hours.
The lane to the brush dump is located directly to the south of H & J Fertilizer (702 S Front).
Why doesn't the City send out letters to neighbors anymore when a new building permit is filed?
The Montezuma Zoning Ordinance was adopted in 2014 and outlines the new process for building permit approval. Building permit applications are submitted to the City's Zoning Administrator who reviews them for compliance with the ordinance and the zoning map. Once the Zoning Administrator approves the permit, the builder is able to proceed.
How do I know where my property lines are?
Property lines can only be accurately verified by locating a survey property pin. A metal detector can be used to locate the pins which most often have been driven into the ground.
If you cannot locate any of the property pins, a survey must be conducted to re-establish property lines. The City of Montezuma doesn't not play any role in neighbor/property line disputes.
How do I get a hold of an office at the Poweshiek County Courthouse?
County Office Phone NumbersAssessor: 641-623-5445Attorney: 641-623-5134Auditor: 641-623-5443Clerk of Court: 641-623-5644Engineering: 641-623-5435Recorder: 641-623-5434Sanitarian/Zoning: 641-623-3762Sherriff: 641-623-5679Supervisors: 641-623-5723Treasurer Auto Dept: 641-623-2137Treasurer Tax Dept: 641-623-5128
When is my utility bill due?
Utility bills are always due on the 28th of each month. For customers enrolled in direct bill ACH, the debit is taken on the 25th of each month. If you think you may be unable to make your payment, please contact the Light & Power billing office at 641.623.5102.