Altoona News

Fireworks Ordinance InformationJun 22, 2017

On Monday, June 19th, 2017, Altoona City Council passed Ordinance No. 06-05-2017 #01 (465) approving the sale of fireworks within the City. This approval means that certain retail stores will be allowed to, with the proper permits, sell first and second-class consumer fireworks. Fireworks are permitted to be sold inside retail stores between June 1st […]

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

It‘s summer project season in Altoona, and we’ve had a lot of questions about what projects require a permit. We’ve tried our best to answer the most common questions, but feel free to call the Building Department with any additional questions you may have. Does a swimming pool require a permit? It depends on the […]

7th Annual Altoona Tune-Up RideJun 7, 2017

7th ANNUAL ALTOONA TUNE-UP RIDE DATE:  SATURDAY, JULY 15th  4 Ride Choices: 12M * 44M * 54M * 64M Bike Raffle and Poker Ride. $25 Registration includes: Lunch and a Dri-Fit T-shirt (must complete registration by July 1 for t-shirt) Registration at 7:30am, ride at 8:30am at Brewhouse No. 25 in Altoona Check out altoonatuneup.com […]

Information regarding Mayor Skip ConklingJun 10, 2017

We are saddened to announce that Mayor Skip Conkling passed away this morning.  More information will be posted as it becomes available.  Skip served the City and citizens of Altoona for decades in a variety of ways and he will be greatly missed.  Please keep the Conkling family in your thoughts and prayers during this […]

NEEDED: Full-time Fire-Finance Office AssistantJun 16, 2017

The City of Altoona is seeking a full-time Fire-Finance Office Assistant.  Please click the link below for more information: http://www.altoona-iowa.com/i-want-to/find-job-openings/

Altoona seeking applicants for Full-time Patrol OfficersJun 5, 2017

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This year, the theme of our Summer Reading Program is Build a Better World! Children, teens, and adults can sign-up to earn prizes for reading over the summer and getting out in the community. We will have tons of programs and events for patrons of all ages to inspire creativity, encourage curiosity, and help our […]

2016 Altoona Water Quality Report AvailableMay 8, 2017

2017 BRUSH DROP OFF DATESMay 1, 2017

Please have information identifying you as a City of Altoona resident ready when you drop off brush.  Residents wishing to deposit brush can enter through the gate north of the Altoona Aquatics Parks (located at 1200 Venbury Dr.) and south of the Altoona Skate Park. The brush pile is open from 8:00am – 12:00pm on […]


Attention Auto Draft customers: the City of Altoona will now be drafting your checking or savings accounts on the due date instead of the 25th day of each month.  This change will take place beginning with your May 2017 utility bill. Drafts will now be presented to your financial institution on the 3rd day of […]