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Fayette Police Department

11 S. Main Street, P.O. Box 28

Police Non-emergency Phone: (563) 425-3500

Ben Davis, Police Chief  E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fayette City Hall

11 S. Main Street, P.O. Box 28

Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 12:30 PM and 3 PM to 4 PM

Phone/FAX: (563) 425-4316

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Andrew J. Wenthe, Mayor  E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kris McGrane, City Administrator/Clerk  E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nancy Creery, Deputy Clerk  E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fayette Community Library

104 W. State Street

Library Phone:  (563) 425-3344

Annette Butikofer, Library Director  E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Regular city council meetings are held the first & third Mondays of each month in the council chambers in City Hall, 11 S. Main Street.  Due to COVID-19, meetings are currently being held at the Fayette Community Library (104 W. State St.) in the Community Room (please use back door to library) to provide plenty of room for social distancing. Meetings begin at 6 p.m.  All meeting agendas are posted in the entrance of City Hall, the Post Office and First State Bank.  You may also find them online by clicking here.  You may find the meeting minutes online by clicking here.



Water, sewer, landfill (this is not garbage), recycling & yard waste are billed quarterly on one bill.  Bills are mailed out the beginning of the month.  They are due by the 15th of the month.  Everyone is billed a minimum of 150 cubic feet (1 cu. ft. equals approximately 7.5 gallons) each month.  There is a refundable deposit of $150.00 required to set up a Water/Sewer account which is payable at Fayette City Hall if you are renting, leasing or purchasing on contract.  To get water turned on or changed into your name, you must complete this Fayette Water-Sewer Utility Form PDF and return it to Fayette City Hall along with your deposit (if required).

Even though you contract for your own garbage pickup, there will still be a Landfill/Recycling/Yard Waste charge on each monthly bill because this is a fee to pay Fayette’s share for the County Landfill/Recycling program and to manage our Yard Waste Site.



Citizens must contract for their own garbage pickup.  Haulers are:

Black Hawk Waste Disposal  Phone: 1-319-232-4150

Kluesner Sanitation  Phone: 1-563-927-5977

Waste Management of Northern Iowa  Phone: 1-800-747-0473.

All cardboard must be placed in the blue recycling bins located by the Post Office because the landfill has banned all cardboard so the garbage haulers won’t take it.



There are recycling bins located by the Post Office on Washington Street where you can bring plastic, paper, cardboard, & tin cans.  If you have questions regarding recycling you can call the Fayette County Recycling Center at (563) 422-3712.



Open burning is not allowed in the City.  The only burning allowed is for burning leaves, branches and landscape waste, but please do not burn on the street.



The City operates a site for yard waste for residents of the City of Fayette to dispose of grass clippings, shrubbery, garden waste, leaves, trees and branches.  There is a charge of $1.35 per month on city utility bills for the management of this site.  The site usually opens for the season in mid-April and remains open through mid-October.  Contact Fayette City Hall at 563-425-4316 to verify if site is open.  The Yard Waste Site is open on Wednesdays from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  The road to the yard waste site is located at 911 Washington Street as you go south out of town.  You may also check out a key to the Yard Waste site at Fayette City Hall during City Hall hours once the site is open for the season.  No bags, boxes or garbage, etc. can be put at this site due to Iowa DNR regulations.  Thank you for your cooperation.


Fayette County owns and operates the landfill/transfer station located about 1 ¼ miles southeast of Fayette on County Road C-24.  Their hours are Mon-Fri. 8 AM – 3 PM, Sat. (2nd & 4th) 8 AM – 11 AM.  Their phone number is 563-425-3037.  They will close the landfill on short notice when there are high winds.  You may take your garbage to the landfill and dispose of it at no charge, but the landfill has a fee to dispose of items like furniture, appliances, computers, tires, etc.



Building permits are required for buildings or structures, decks, etc. that are erected or altered.  Contact the city clerk for information regarding building permits.  These permits are approved by the Mayor, Public Works Director and City Administrator/Clerk so you need to plan ahead and apply for the permit early.  You need to have the permit before the project is started.  The fee for the permit is $10 or $25 depending on the cost of the project.



Be sure and call Iowa One Call before you do any type of digging in your yard.  It’s the law.  This will help prevent any underground service from being hit.  1-800-292-8989 or just dial 811 



It is unlawful for any owner to allow an animal to run at large within the corporate limits of the City or cause damage or interference to someone's premises.  Animals caught running at large will be impounded.   When animals defecate on either public or private property, it is the owner's responsibility to clean up the waste.



In October the City Public Works employees vacuum leaves that Fayette citizens pile in the city parkway between the sidewalk and the back of the curb.  If you don’t have a curb then place your leaves in the grassy area.  Do not put in the street.  Also, please don’t mix sticks or branches with the leaves.


MOWING GRASS  - Please don’t blow grass in the streets because it can clog-up the storm sewer intakes & grates!  After March 31, 2012, property owners will be fined $50 for each time they put grass or other substances in the city streets.  Ord. 470 (3-21-11).



It is the duty of property owners to maintain trees and grass in the public right-of-ways adjacent to their property. Trees overhanging a sidewalk must be 8 feet above the sidewalk.



Fayette city ordinance 136.03 states: "It is the responsibility of the abutting property owners to remove snow, ice and accumulations promptly from sidewalks. If a property owner does not remove snow, ice or accumulations within twenty-four (24) hours after it snows, the city may do so and assess the costs against the property owner for collection in the same manner as a property tax."



Fayette city ordinance 69.12 states: "All motor vehicles left parked, unattended or abandoned on any street, alley, or city-owned off-street parking from November 1 through March 31 between the hours of two o'clock (2:00) a.m. and six o'clock (6:00) a.m. shall be ticketed by Law Enforcement Officials or their designee and towed at the discretion of the Law Enforcement Officials or their designee at the owner’s expense to the nearest facility, garage or impound yard approved by the Police Chief."

The Fayette city street maintenance workers request that all vehicles parallel park on Main Street when there is snow and until all the snow has been removed. Thank you for your cooperation.



Iowa Senate District #28, Iowa House District #55, U.S. Congressional District #1

Polling Place is in the Community room in the back of the Fayette Community Library - 104 West State Street, use the back entrance




Electric: Alliant Energy 1-800-255-4268   (Out of state/area) 1-563-382-3671 


Gas: Black Hills Energy 1-888-890-5554


TV: Mediacom Cable TV, Phone & Internet 1-800-332-0245  

DirectTV  1-866-797-3246 or

Dish 1-855-993-0982


Telephone & Internet: Windstream Web Hosting Support:1-800-316-4581 Business Customer Support 1-800-843-9214 Digital TV, Phone & High Speed Internet Service 1-888-292-3827  

Mediacom Cable TV, Phone & Internet 1-800-332-0245  

DirectTV  1-877-646-3064 or 


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