Time to renew your pet license for 2019

Please remember that if you do have a dog or cat older than 4 months and you live in Denison, it needs to be licensed. All you have to do is bring a copy of their most recent rabies vaccination record to City Hall along with the appropriate fee. Sterilized animals are $10 per year, and intact animals are $20 per year. Thank you!
Click here for more information.

Anterless deer hunting season has ended

The City of Denison and Crawford County Conservation Board has released the dates and qualifications for the upcoming anterless deer hunting season in the Denison special deer management zone. The season ended January 10, 2019.
Click here for more information and guidelines.


Boulders Conference Center wins award

Boulders Conference Center is in good company these days as it was awarded a runner – up position as “Best Small Market Venue” in Unique Venues’ annual national contest.  The winner in this category is the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, IL.  The second runner-up is the University Of Notre Dame.  

Venues were nominated for a variety of different categories and then voted on by the readership and members.  Unique Venues is a marketing and membership organization that works to connect planners and event venues. Unique Venues represents thousands of properties around the United States and Canada. Among its offering of venues are stadiums, universities, cruise ships, reception halls, historical buildings and other facilities that have a distinctive flair. 


Winter has arrived! Here's what you need to know.

Remember that your responsibility as property owners is to remove snow, ice, and accumulations promptly from sidewalks. If the snow, ice, and accumulations are not removed within a reasonable time, the City will do it and charge the property owner. The minimum fee for removal per snow event is $225, which can be assessed to the property if not paid.

Also, please do not put any ice or snow from private property, sidewalks, or driveways onto the traveled way of a street or alley. This obstructs gutters, blocks vehicles, and creates a hazardous condition. An exception is cleaning of large commercial drives in the business district where moving the snow to the street or alley is absolutely necessary. In that case, arrangements for the removing the snow must be made prior to moving the snow.

Be aware that during snow removal of the uptown business district (click on the link below for more specifics), vehciles should be removed.

Finally, do not place your recyclables at the curb during rain or snow.

Click here for more information regarding snowfall in Denison.

Click here for information from Dan Schaffer, Denison Police Chief.

If you have any questions regarding the above, please contact City Hall and they will be glad to help you.


  Current Projects

Denison Downtown Walk Around
Tourism Economic Impact

To download and view the following documents, right click on the graphic. Select "Save target as"  then select the location on your computer where you want to save it. Go to that location to open and read the housing study.

Denison Downtown Report         Denison Tourism Economic Impact

Denison Downtown            Crawford County Tourism
Walk Around Report               2017 Economic Impact

Iowa Tourism Economic Impact

Economic Impact of 2017 Travel in Iowa


 2018 Housing Study

2018 Housing Study


To download a PDF of the Housing Market Study, right click on "2018 Housing Study" to the left. Select "Save target as"  then select the location on your computer where you want to save it. Go to that location to open and read the housing study.






Monday, January 21:
City Offices Closed for Holiday

Tuesday, January 22: City Council Meeting, 5:00 p.m., Council Chambers

Tuesday, January 22: Boulder's Commission, 6:00 p.m., Boulder's

Thursday, January 24: Planning & Zoning Commission, 5:00 p.m. Council Chambers

Monday, January 28: Library Board, 5:15 p.m., Library Meeting room

Tuesday, January 29: 28E Early Childhood Board, 12:00 p.m., Cronk's Café

Agendas for meetings are posted in City Hall a minimum of 24 hours in advance of the meetings.

City Council Meetings

City Council Meetings normally take place on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. The next Regular City Council Meeting will take place on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at 5 p.m. at City Hall. The next Second Regular City Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at 5 p.m. at City Hall.

IMPORTANT: Because New Year's Day falls on a Tuesday, the January, 2019 City Council Meetings will be one week later than normal. The meetings will be Tuesday, January 8, and Tuesday, January 22.

View Agendas and Minutes from City Council Meetings

Listen to City Council Meeting Audio Minutes




City of Denison Code of Ordinances
Click here to access Code of Ordinances

Electronic Alcohol License Application
Click here to access electronic licensing

Iowa Electrical Examining Board
Click here to access state electrical licensing



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Denison, IA 51442
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