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The Standard Specifications is a minimum standards of construction for public improvements needed and desired by the City of Waukee to ensure quality control. View the Standard Specifications for the City of Waukee. View a modification regarding PEXa pipe usage.
Contact the Public Works Department at 515-978-7920.
View the recruitment page for job openings at the Waukee Fire Department.
If the gas odor is strong, leave the premises right away and call 911 from a mobile phone or neighbor's phone.1212. Gas Department
New Construction - Once an inside pressure test has been inspected and passed with the Code Compliance Inspectors and has been hard piped from the house to the meter and bonded, contact the Public Works Office at 515-978-7920 to schedule a pin pull and turn on. The Gas Department will perform a 5-minute no-flow check on the meter; if it passes, the meter will remain turned on. If it fails, the Gas Department will turn off and lock the meter.
Community organizations are welcome to submit events to the Community Events Calendar on Waukee.org. The City encourages submission of events which cater to the whole community such as pancake breakfasts, free concerts, ribbon cuttings and so on. The Events Calendar is not intended to promote private programming or sales initiatives, or to support a political party or candidate. The City has the right to decline any calendar submissions.
No. Waukee has a ban on open burning. If you wish to burn, you may apply for a variance with the Fire Department by calling 515-978-7998. Note - this ban does not apply to fire pits and barbecue grills. Read more about open burning and fire pits.
Yes. Dogs and cats must be licensed annually per City ordinance. The City of Waukee has a partnership with PetData to provide its residents with pet licenses. Visit PetData.com to set up a new license. Call 1-855-585-8157 toll-free with questions. Dog and cat licenses cost $15 for altered pets and $25 for unaltered pets. Waukee residents are required to license pets annually per City ordinance. A proof of rabies vaccination is required. Learn more.
There is an open forum toward the beginning of every regular City Council meeting, during which anyone may speak regarding any subject that is not on that night's agenda for consideration. If you are uncomfortable speaking before the council, you may email them or write a letter outlining your concerns and mail it to:
Mayor and Council MembersCity of Waukee230 W. Hickman RoadWaukee, IA 50263
In your letter or email, include your name, address and phone number. Anonymous complaints or concerns will not be forwarded to the Mayor and Council and therefore cannot be resolved. Direct email addresses and phone numbers can also be found at the link below.
If the gas odor is strong, leave the premises right away and call 911 from a mobile phone or neighbor's phone.
Contact the Dallas County Assessor at 515-993-5802 or the Dallas County Treasurer at 515-993-5808.
Hard copy proof of residency (electronic copies are not accepted) include property tax statement, utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, or other government document.
Proof of identity is a current, valid photo ID that contains an expiration date. Some valid identification documents are driver's license, non-driver identification card, U.S. passport, U.S. military ID, ID card issued by employer, or Iowa high school or college ID. Click here to register to vote electronically.
A $5 non-refundable handling fee will be deducted from the refund when an enrollee withdraws from a program at least one week prior to the first day of the program. Within one week of the program start date or after rosters are formed, refunds will not be issued. Cancelations for trips must be made at least three weeks prior to the trip date to receive a full refund.
Facility rental refunds may be issued for reservations only when cancelations are made at least 10 business days prior to the date of reservation. There will be a $10 cancellation fee for any shelter or pavilion refund. Cancelations made later than 10 business days prior to the reserved date will result in forfeiture of rental payments.
Yes, Waukee offers 23 miles of winding trails that connect neighborhoods and residents to different parts of the fast-growing city. Waukee supports active pursuits through a comprehensive trail system.
Waukee Parks and Recreation maintains ball fields in three parks, which can be reserved for recreational and competitive teams.
View the rules and reservation process:
Senior trips are provided by the Parks & Recreation Department as well as classes and events for adults of all ages. Details are provided in biannual program guides here or by calling 515-978-0007.
The Waukee Public Library offers a variety of programs and events for patrons of all ages. Check the calendar at WaukeePublicLibrary.org.
The Waukee Police Department hosts the Waukee Area Seniors and Police (WASP) group to foster cooperation between law enforcement, senior services and seniors in the community and reduce the criminal victimization of the elderly. Learn more here.
Weather cancellations for weekday evening sports activities will be determined by 4 p.m. Weekend sports activities will be determined by 8 a.m. For other programs and activities participants and parents will be notified by email. Cancelations will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and/or email to participants.
Find open jobs with the City of Waukee at Waukee.org/Jobs. Parks and Recreation has full-time year-round staff and hires hundreds of seasonal workers for the summer months. Sign up for job alerts at Waukee.org/Jobs.
Photos and videos taken of participants and guests in programs, activities, special events and festivals may be used in promotional materials, press releases, the City of Waukee’s website and social media channels.
No more than three cats and three dogs are permitted per household within the City limits per City ordinance and they must be licensed annually. Urban chickens have additional permit requirements.
Waukee Municipal Code Chapter 55.05 states that owners of animals "shall clean all excrement from such animals from property, including structures, other than the property of the owner". Pet owners should be courteous to their neighbors and pick up any pet waste created on sidewalks, in grass, etc. Additionally, most parks in Waukee have plastic bags and disposal bins for pet waste. Violations could be met with a fine not exceeding $100.
Pursuant to Chapter 55.15 of the City code, it is unlawful for dogs to run at large in Waukee; dogs must be leashed on public property.
Pursuant to City Code section 208.5(C), it is unlawful for an owner of a dog to allow such dog to cause serious annoyance or disturbance to any person or persons by frequent and habitual howling, yelping, barking or otherwise. Issues may be reported by calling the Waukee Police Department’s non-emergency dispatch line at 515-222-3321 when the dog is actively creating a disturbance.
If your pet goes missing in Waukee, you can call 515-978-7979 on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to see if the pet was picked up by Waukee Police. When picked up by officers, pets are taken to AHeinz57 Pet Rescue and Transport in De Soto. To claim your pet, complete this online form or print the PDF version of the form and pay a $50 animal release fee (cash or check) to the Waukee Police Department. You can then claim the animal from AHeinz57.
Waukee homeowners are allowed to have chickens (hens) on their properties for non-commercial use, with limitations and requirements. Residents who want to raise chickens must complete online training before applying for a $25 annual permit. See full details.
No. There is no breed restriction for dogs living in the Waukee city limits. However, the harboring of dangerous animals is prohibited as is the existence of a kennel situation. See full details.
UPDATE: Fingerprinting services are now by appointment only.
The Waukee Police Department provides fingerprinting by appointment only, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. The department is located at the following address: Public Safety Building, 1300 L.A. Grant Parkway, Waukee, IA 50263. There is a $15 charge for the first card, and each additional card is $10. Please call 515-978-7979 to make an appointment. Masks and a valid ID are required as well. Only cash or checks are accepted.
Call 515-978-7979 and ask for the Patrol Supervisor for any complaints regarding officers. For any other personnel complaints, contact the Police Chief at the same number.
Reports are available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. It might be in your best interest to call ahead to see if the report is completed. There is a $5 charge for all reports.
There are two certified child safety seat technicians at the Waukee Public Safety Building. Calling ahead to set up an appointment is recommended. The phone number is 515-978-7979.
Parking tickets are payable at the Waukee Police Department. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The department can accept cash or check.
The snow ordinance is found in Waukee Municipal Code, Chapter 68.14 Prohibited Parking During Snow Emergency. Be sure to watch the news or visit www.Nixle.com to sign up for text alerts when the ordinance goes into effect.
If the gas odor is strong, leave the premises right away and call 911. Gas Emergency
A ROW or Utility Permit can be obtained from the Public Works Department located at 805 University Avenue. Click on the link for a copy of the ROW/Utility Permit Application and pertinent information.
For deceased animals, contact the Public Works Department at 515-978-7920.
The Residential Rate is $6.75 per month which equals one ERU (Equal Residential Unit = 2,973 square feet of impervious surface area). The Commercial rate is $6.75 per ERU (2,973 square feet of impervious surface area) each month.
A rain garden is a landscaped depression that captures rain water runoff from roofs, driveways/sidewalks, streets or compacted yards (impervious surfaces). The rainfall runoff captured in a rain garden is temporarily ponded, before infiltrating/percolating down through the soil. The installation of a rain garden helps restore a landscape's ability to manage water more sustainably by allowing rainfall to be absorbed through the soil to recharge groundwater and minimize stormwater runoff. Use the link provided for additional information on storm retention and rain gardens,
If you are moving into or purchasing a property within Waukee city limits, set up your account with the Utility Billing Department. We recommend setting up your account at least 24 hours prior to your move-in date.
Electricity service is provided by MidAmerican Energy and is not part of your utility bill from the City of Waukee. Call MidAmerican Energy at 1-888-427-5632 to set up service.
More utility information can be found here.
Your deposit will be determined by the types of services that you will receive. View our billing rates and fees here.
If your garbage, recycling or yard waste was on the curb on your designated day and by 7 a.m. and it was not picked up, please call ASI at 515-964-5229 to report the issue. If your garbage, recycling or yard waste was missed because it was not out in time on your designated day, please wait until the next collection date for pick-up. Holidays can affect collection dates. For example, the week of Labor Day, pick-up will be delayed by one day. If the holiday falls on a weekend, then there will be no delays.
Read about our large garbage items policies.
If you are moving out or selling your property, contact Utility Billing to stop Waukee utility service for your home or business within Waukee city limits. Have your forwarding (new) address ready when submitting your request.
You have three ways to view past bills:
You can pay online through the City of Waukee website by signing up for access to your account online. From this access point you will be able to pay by credit card only. View other payment options.
If the streetlight is located along Hickman Rd, Alice’s Rd or Grand Prairie Pkwy, contact the Public Works Department at 515-978-7920 to get a service repair ticket started. For all other streetlights outages or issues, contact MidAmerican Energy at the link below or by calling 1-888-427-5632.
If the gas odor is strong, leave the premises right away and call 911.
Dog and cat licenses $15 for altered pets and $25 for unaltered pets. Waukee residents are required to license pets annually per City ordinance. A proof of rabies vaccination is required. The City of Waukee partners with PetData.com to offer online pet licensing for residents. For new licenses, please visit PetData.com. Questions can be directed to the customer service line at 1-855-585-8157 (toll-free). If you do not have internet access and need to license a pet, please call the City Clerk's Office at 515-978-7904.
Live animals that are found at large, whether a loose dog or a wandering raccoon, are handled by the Police Department. Please call dispatch at 515-222-3321 to make a report.