Spring Clean Up

Denison city-wide clean-up set for May 17, 18

The Denison city-wide clean-up has been set. Citizens can bring their excess refuse to be put in the containers set at the  7th Street ball field in Denison between the hours of 8 am and 1 pm on Friday, Friday, May 17, and Saturday May 18. Items not allowed include:

  • No metal or concrete chunks
  • No steel, aluminum, or tin
  • No tires
  • No appliances on Friday – refrigerators, freezers, microwaves, dehumidifiers, stoves, washers, dryers, furnaces, or air conditioners can be mixed with waste  (NOTE: A trailer will be available on Saturday, May 11 for appliances from 8 am to 1 pm.)
  • No fencing wire
  • No liquids
  • No hazardous waste or yard waste materials
  • No liquid paint of any kind (please dry paint with kitty litter)
  • No items which are part of the recycling program
  • No dimensional lumber over 6 feet in length

People with questions regarding proper disposal of any of the items above can call 712-263-3143.


Planning a construction project?
Click here for permit information.

Now taking reservations for City shelters

Stop by Denison City Hall between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to reserve the Union Park shelter, Morningside Park shelter, or Washington Park bandshell for this summer. Shelters open on May 1 and close September 30. A $50 deposit is required to reserve a shelter, and they cost $20 each day, from 6 a.m to 10:30 p.m.
Click here for park rules and reservation forms.
Click here to see if your date is open. Please call the office to verify that your date is free, as the calendar is not updated daily. We can not take reservations over the phone, nor can we reserve a date without a paid deposit.


  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, May 20: DMU Board, 4:30 p.m., DMU Board Room AGENDA

Tuesday, May 21: City Council, 5:00 p.m., Council Chambers AGENDA

Thursday, May 23: Planning & Zoning Commission, 5:30 p.m., Council Chambers

Monday, May 27: Library Board, 5:15 p.m., Library Meeting Room

Tuesday, May 28: 28E Early Childhood Board, 12:00 p.m. (noon), Cronk's Cafe

Tuesday, May 28: Boulders Commission, 6:00 p.m., Boulders

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 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





City of Denison
111 North Main Street
PO Box 668

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


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