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Emergency - 911
City Hall - 472-6193
Police Department - 472-4146
Fire Department - 472-9212
Building & Zoning - 472-4181
Utility Billing / Set up Water, Sewer, Trash & Recycling Service - 472-5343
Airport - 472-3166
Library - 472-6551
Park & Recreation - 472-6159
Street Maintenance Shed - 472-4750
Water Plant - 472-2358
Wastewater Plant - 472-5218
Sheriff - 472-4146
Assessor - 472-2849
Auditor - 472-2840
Clerk of Court - 472-3454
Motor Vehicle - 472-2340
Public Health - 469-5929
Recorder - 472-4331
Secondary Roads - 472-6528
Board of Supervisors - 472-2851
Treasurer - 472-2349
Chamber of Commerce - 472-2111
Convention & Visitors Bureau - 472-2828
Fairfield Economic & Development Association - 472-3436
Post Office - 472-5015
The City allows residents to have up to ten (10) hens, roosters are not allowed. Chickens must be penned in the rear yard, a permit for the fencing will need to be applied for.
Other livestock is not allowed unless fencing requirements and setbacks can be met. Please call the Planning and Zoning Department for more details at 472-4181.
No restrictions; dogs must not bite or attack people or other animals without being provoked
Most requested forms and information are listed on the home page - City Forms & Info button.
To open a business, the property must be zoned properly for the type of business, please call the Planning & Zoning Department to verify zoning. Sign permits are required for all signs.
Chamber of Commerce
Fairfield Economic & Development Association
Iowa Department of Economic Development - Starting a Business
Certain low impact businesses can be run from home. Regulations are in place to ensure that home businesses are compatible with residential neighborhoods. The business may only occupy one room of the home or in a detached garage. Signs are limited in size and content, retail display of goods are limited, and only the resident of the home may work in a home based business. Other regulations are also in place.
Zoning affects every property; it regulates the types and sizes of structures, how far back they must be from property lines, and their uses. Zoning also regulates all uses of properties – everything from factories to fences. If you are thinking about buying a property, using a property, starting a business, building anything, installing a sign, etc., it is a good idea to call and make sure the idea is compatible with zoning. No question is a bad question!
Zoning regulations exist for several reasons: to preserve property values by ensuring that nearby property uses are compatible with each other, to ensure property owner’s ability to use, enjoy, and sell their property is not damaged by activities of neighboring properties, to promote new development that is compatible with the character of the community and the new or existing infrastructure of the community.
Click the provided link to open the request form. Print the form, fill it out and either bring it or mail it to City Hall. City Council meetings are the second and fourth Monday of the month except in December. You can call City Hall at (641) 472-6193 to confirm the time and date you wish to address the City Council.
Stop by the library's front desk and present identification in the form of an Iowa driver's license or a recent utility bill or bank statement showing your current address.
View the 2014 to 2015 Annual Report (PDF).
Occasionally water services may be disrupted due to maintenance or repairs to the water mains. When water service is resumed after such work, the water may contain sediment. When this occurs the best course of action is to run cold water until it appears clear. Try to avoid using hot water when sediment is present so you do not run this water through your water heater.