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Yes, they can. No animal shall be found at large within the City at any time. (City Code, Chapter 55.11)All dogs and cats over the age of four months are required by law to be licensed. Pets must wear the license tag at all times when the animal is off the owner’s property unless confined within an enclosed area of a motor vehicle. Officers use license tags to determine where the pet belongs, and help return them home.
If a dead animal is found in the road or in the right of way in Coralville, please call the Coralville Streets Department at 319.248.1740 for disposal.
If a dead animal is found on City property such as in a park or on a trail, contact the Coralville Parks Department at 319.248.1780. If the animal is in a timber area, it will be allowed to decay naturally unless it is adjacent to a trail or park area that is reasonably expected to be accessed by the public.
If a dead animal is found on private property, the property owner must move the animal to the curb; call the Coralville Streets Department at 319.248.1740 to pick it up.
If you find a dead animal with collar or identification or believe the animal is a pet, call the Coralville Police Department at 319.248.1800. Officers will attempt to locate the owner.
Off-leash dog parks provide excellent opportunities for exercise, socialization, and training.
Iowa City Parks and Recreation maintains two off-leash dog parks: Thornberry Off-Leash Dog Park and Rita's Ranch. Iowa City's off-leash dog parks are maintained by the City of Iowa City and were founded in partnership with the Johnson County Dog Park Action Committee. A dog park permit tag or day pass is required and dogs must have a current rabies vaccination. Learn about Iowa City dog parks.
A dog park is planned in North Liberty with land secured by the City of North Liberty and a partnership with the Johnson County Dog Park Action Committee. Learn about the North Liberty dog park.
If you are comfortable, speak with your neighbor. Some pet owners may not be aware that their neighbors can hear their dog barking. If it continues to be an issue, or if you do not feel comfortable speaking with your neighbor, contact Animal Control at 319.248.1800.
According to City Code (Code of Ordinances, 55.10), a noisy animal is considered a nuisance if it barks, bays, howls, or cries continuously for ten minutes or barks intermittently for a half hour or more, and the sound is audible across a residential boundary.
Remember to contact Iowa One Call at 1.800.292.8989 at least 48 hours prior to digging so that underground facilities can be marked.
Complaints can be made through the City website, either with your contact information so you can follow the status of the issue online, or submitted anonymously. The City will review the complaint and, if it is about an issue the City handles, staff will review the complaint and inspect the issue. If upon inspection it it is determined that there is a violation of city code, the City will advise the property owner to make any needed corrections.
The fee for the permit is based upon the project value and is due when the permit is approved.
In addition, a police officer is authorized to impound a vehicle if it has accumulated three or more parking citations where payment of such is 30 or more days overdue. In addition to the penalties, the owner or driver of the impounded vehicle shall be responsible for the costs of towing and storage. This is addressed in chapter 70.06 of the Coralville Code of Ordinances.
You may also pay it in person at City Hall at the front desk. If you mail it, be sure to include the parking ticket and/or the citation number.
Please be sure your computer has a default email program set up for your operating system, or you've set up a default email client for your browser. If you're not sure how to do this, right click the "email" link to copy the email address for the staff person you'd like to contact, and paste the email address into your desired email program.
You can also mail it to the Clerk's Office with a check or money order along with the appropriate copy of the citation to: Clerk of District CourtTraffic Violation OfficeP.O. Box 2510Iowa City, IA 52244-2510
Or, pay the traffic citation online at www.iowacourts.gov.
The Police Department is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 7:00 pm.
Bicycles can be registered at the Coralville Police Department anytime during our normal business hours. This service is free for Coralville residents and you will need to have the following information with you at the time of registration:- Make and model- Serial number- Number of speeds- Wheel size- Frame type (single bar, double bar, female)- Color- Name, address, and phone number of licensee
City code (150.13) requires a minimum clearance of 15 feet over streets and 9 feet over sidewalks; in addition, limbs should not hang over the curb line.
The City inspects low-hanging trees and shrubs on a complaint basis, and leaves a “Code Compliance Notice” when trimming is needed. Property owners are given a date by which to correct the violation. For more information, please contact the Coralville Streets Department at 319.248.1740.
You must have a permit to raise and keep chickens in Coralville. No more than six chickens are allowed on the permitted property. All chickens should be banded.
No, roosters are not allowed. A permit is required to raise and keep chickens in Coralville, and only hens are allowed.
No, you may not keep chickens inside a single family dwelling unit. You must have a permit to raise and keep chickens in Coralville, and all chickens must be kept in an enclosure or fenced-in area at all times. There are additional requirements about the size and type of enclosure, where enclosures can be placed, and the materials used to make them.
You must have a permit to raise and keep chickens in Coralville. Keeping and raising chickens must not violate the restrictive covenants of the property.
If you live in a rental unit, you much have signed permission from the landlord as part of your urban chicken permit application.
Urban Chicken Permits are valid for a calendar year. Each permit expires on December 31. If you have an Urban Chicken Permit, you must renew it each year.
For an after hours water emergency, call 319.530.6225.
If you have questions about about a repair which requires shutting off water, during normal business hours call the Coralville Water Plant at 319.248.1770 or Utility Billing at 319.248.1715. For an after hours water emergency, call 319.530.6225.