Altoona News

Altoona Fire Department is recruiting!Sep 18, 2018

Please click on the link below for more information: Find Job Openings

Altoona Healthiest State WalkSep 17, 2018

The Healthiest State Walk will take place on Wednesday, October 3rd at 6:00 pm.  The walk will begin at the Civic Plaza, next to Hy-Vee.  Please click on the event flyer for more information. Event Flyer

2018 SEP Homecoming Parade – New RouteAug 27, 2018

On Thursday, September 20th, Altoona will again host the Southeast Polk Homecoming Parade.  A new route is planned this year, allowing 8th Street to remain open during the parade.  The route moves to the south side of the City, beginning at the Aquatics Park and heading east on 13th Street to 7th Avenue SE, turning […]

Police Station – City Hall Groundbreaking Ceremony – Tuesday, September 4th @ 5pmAug 29, 2018

The of Altoona in partnership with Altoona Area Chamber of Commerce, Christensen Development, Ryan Companies US, Inc., & Design Alliance are hosting a groundbreaking ceremony for the new City Hall and Police Department facilities located at 900 Venbury Dr., Altoona, on Tuesday, September 4th at 5:00pm.

Mi-Fiber – Alternative internet service provider in Altoona – Open House Sept. 6th @ 5:30pmAug 29, 2018

My-Fiber is a high-speed fiber-optic internet provider. After receiving feedback from residents about the difficulties of obtaining internet service in some of the newer subdivisions, the City Council held a work session with Mi-Fiber on June 22, 2018. The council agreed to introduce Mi-Fiber as another fiber-optic provider in the City of Altoona. Mi-Fiber will […]


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 […]


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 […]

Construction to begin on new City Hall / Police StationAug 15, 2018

Construction is planned to begin the week of August 20th on the new City Hall / Police Station.  The location of the project is directly north of the Fire Station on Venbury Drive.  As part of the construction a number of trail closures are necessary.  Site construction is expected to last until Spring of 2020, […]

Sidewalk Repair GuideMay 8, 2018

Some sidewalks in Altoona have been marked with spray paint recently. In order to provide a safer, more accessible community, the City of Altoona has been marking defective sidewalks.  If your sidewalk has been marked, you will be receiving a letter in the mail. This letter will outline your specific sidewalk issue and give you […]

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 […]