Full-time and Part-time Dispatchers Wanted

The City of Denison is accepting applications for full and part-time Dispatchers for the Crawford County Communications Center.  Night, weekend, and holiday shifts are required.  Applications will be accepted through 4:00 pm December 5, 2019 and should be returned to the Denison Police Department (1119 1st Ave N Denison, IA 51442).  Applications may be obtained by clicking here, or in Denison City Hall or the the Police Department.  Questions may be directed to the Chief of Police.  EOE.

Help Wanted

Open burning set for Saturday, November 9
through Sunday, November 17

As designated by proclamation of the Mayor, the City of Denison’s spring open burning period shall begin on Saturday, November 9 at sunrise and conclude on Sunday, November 17 at sunset. 

Burning shall only take place after sunrise and before sunset.  No burning shall be done on any public sidewalk, curb, or street.  Please use caution while conducting the supervised burns and be considerate of your neighbor.

Clear the burning site of all flammable materials.

  • Do not use flammable liquids to initiate a burn. (Gasoline, kerosene, diesel, lighter fluid, etc.)
  • Clear a 10-foot area around the burning site.
  • Have water and hand tools ready in case fire escapes.
  • Avoid burning on windy days.
  • Stay with the fire until it is out.
  • Yard waste in the form sticks, twigs, leaves, and weeds are permitted.
  • The burning of garbage and treated wood is not allowed.
  • Take all other responsible precautions.

We would also like to remind the citizens of the City of Denison that the yard waste location on South Main Street can be used as a viable alternative to burning.

FEMA releases preliminary copies of Flood Insurance
Rate Map and Flood Insurance Study report
for Crawford County, Iowa

City Hall now has preliminary copies of the Flood Insurarce Rate Map and the Flood Insurance Study report for Crawford County so citizens have an opportunity to reveiw them. Digital copies are available on the FEMA website at: www.fema.gov/preliminaryfloodhazarddata. Citizens can use the portal on that website to vist view Denison and Crawford County's maps. As alsoways, if anyone has any questions, please let us know.


Planning a construction project?
Click here for permit information.

  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.






Thursday, November 21: Planning & Zonning Commission, 5:30 p.m., Council Chambers AGENDA

Monday, November 25: Library Board, 5:15 p.m., Library meeting room

Tuesday, November 26: Early Childhood Board, 12:00 p.m. (noon), Cronk's

Tuesday, November 26: Boulder's Conference Center Board, 6:00 p.m., Boulder's AGENDA

Wednesday, November 27: LAST day to submit requests for the December 10 Board of Adjustment / Appeal Board.

Thursday, November 28
Friday, November 29
Denison City Hall will be closed for Thanksgiving.
Thursday's garbage pickup will be
on Friday, November 29.

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. See the calendar above for the next regularly scheduled meetings.

View Agendas and Minutes from City Council Meetings

Listen to City Council Meeting Audio Minutes




City of Denison Code Enforcement

City of Denison Code of Ordinances

Electronic Alcohol License Application

Iowa Electrical Examining Board





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111 North Main Street
PO Box 668

Denison, IA 51442
Ph: (712) 263-3143
Fax: (712) 263-4342


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