Altoona News

ALTOONA TUNE-UP RIDE – July 14, 2018Jun 28, 2018

44-54-64 mile ride through scenic Eastern Polk County. The ride includes Poker Ride and Bike Raffle. Check out the following website for all the event info: https://altoonatuneup.com/

ALTOONA 150 – Declaration of IndependenceJul 11, 2018

Come celebrate 150 years with Altoona!Jun 28, 2018

Altoona turns 150 years old this year!  Please come celebrate us. Click on the link provided to check out all the celebration offerings: http://altoona150.org/

Altoona Sesquicentennial recognition by Senator Joni ErnstMay 10, 2018

Today, Senator Joni Ernst recognized the Sesquicentennial of Altoona and entered it into the Congressional Record.  Thanks to Des Moines Partnership for the video: The @CityofAltoonaIA received recognition from @SenJoniErnst for its sesquicentennial, entered into the Congressional Record. #DMDC2018 #DSMUSA pic.twitter.com/mvRkhKiTSY — DSMpartnership (@DSMpartnership) May 10, 2018

Altoona Life e-newsletter – July 2018 NOW AVAILABLEJul 13, 2018

Assistance for local flood-impacted residentsJul 10, 2018

If you were impacted by the recent rains and flooding, Polk County has prepared a sheet with possible resources. http://www.altoona-iowa.com/download/Misc%20Files/How-flood-impacted-residents-can-get-assistance.pdf

Info for Altoona Homes affected with FloodingJul 3, 2018

The City of Altoona did receive flood damage to homes. The first step in receiving assistance is to DIAL 2-1-1. This number is provided to report any damage to your home; please call by 07/05/18 at 5:00 PM. After you call 2-1-1, those who have reported damages will be able to dispose of materials at […]

Summer Projects – Swimming Pools, Sheds, Fences, and DecksJun 16, 2017

It’s summer project season, and we’ve had a lot of questions about what projects require a permit. We recently updated some of our ordinances, so requirements may be different than previous years. We’ve tried our best to answer the most common questions, but feel free to call the Building Department with any additional questions you […]

Full-time Job Openings in JulyJun 11, 2018

The City of Altoona is requesting candidates to apply for full-time positions in our Utilities Department.  We are looking for an Utilities Operator I.  The City of Altoona is looking for candidates for a part-time position at our Library. Please click the link below for more information: Find Job Openings


We have partnered with Municipal Online Payments to bring this option to our residents. You may access the online payments website from our website www.altoona-iowa.com/i-want-to/pay-my-utility-bill. You may also access the website directly at https://www.municipalonlinepayments.com/altoonaia. Once you have accessed the website, you can make a one-time payment (called Quick Pay), or set up a Member Account […]