Frequently Asked Questions


 What are City Hall office hours?

City Hall is open Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 Snow Emergency Guide

When a snow or a extreme weather emergency is declared, residents and business owners are required to follow the odd/even parking rules. On even days of the month, please park of the even side of the street and on odd days of the month, please park on the odd side of the street. This will allow public works to be more effective in keeping the city roads free from difficult driving conditions. 

 How often is recycling picked up?

Recycling in Lowden is bi-weekly - every other Tuesday. Please note: Occasional changes are required to pick-up service as business needs dictate. The City will post changed schedules in various locations - City website, Cable TV, City Hall, Lowden Post Office, Lowden Library.

 What type of building work requires a permit and council approval?

Building permits are required for a varierty of projects including not limited to the following: 


Sheds, decks, garages, house addtion, storage unit, new home, multi-residential building, pole buildings, barns, commerical buildings, water & sewer hook-up, fence, sidewalks. Permission must be obtained by Lowden City Council prior to any work begining. Other conditions such as survey's may be required. Please contact the Public Works Director or the City Clerk for additional information.

 Who do I contact to rent a park shelter?

Contact the City Clerk Monday-Friday at City Hall for park shelter rental requests. Park shelter rental fees are $35.00 per day and are non-refundable.
City of Lowden, Iowa