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Posted on: March 15, 2020

Ongoing Response to COVID-19

Coronavirus response

With additional confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Sioux County, the City of Sioux Center is taking additional measures to slow the spread of the virus.

Our utility staff will continue to respond to emergency calls but will postpone other service calls until a later date. Our staff is working split shifts to ensure continuity of city and utility services. The City Office will remain temporarily closed to the public, but we will continue to be available to answer your questions and assist as you need.

You can reach us by email at or by phone at (712)-722-0761 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. To report a utility emergency after hours, use our on-call numbers:

• Gas leak – (712) 441-1106

• Power outage – (712) 722-0921

• Water leak – (712) 441-1106

• Wastewater emergency – (712) 441-2472 

We know that, especially in rapidly changing circumstances, you rely on us to provide you with constant, essential services. We will continue to provide you these services throughout this time, including police, EMS, fire, electric, natural gas, water, wastewater, and garbage/recycling services.

Together with all of you, we are keeping the health and safety of you, our staff, and the community as a whole at the forefront.

• We will continue to follow strong hand-washing/hand-sanitizing protocols and take additional measures to keep distance between people.

• If we enter a home, our crew may wear personal protective equipment as an added layer of protection for you and our staff.

We are encouraging customers to make payments through our online options or by calling us at (712)–722–0761. You can also make payments by putting them in our dropbox near the front door of the City Office. Please include bill information with payments in the dropbox.

As we navigate the coronavirus situation as a community, we recognize some of the people we serve may face significant financial situations. If you are facing difficulty in paying your Sioux Center Municipal Utilities bill, please call us at (712) 722-0761 so we can work with you through this time.

Building Permits & Zoning Questions

Permit applications are available and can be submitted online here. Help is available over the phone by calling Josh Dorhout at (712) 722-0761 or by email at

If you have questions about zoning, you can review the zoning ordinance and code of ordinances or call Josh for more information.

Contacting City Staff

You can call us at (712) 722-0761 or find specific email addresses in our online staff directory.

All Seasons Center

The All Seasons Center is temporarily closed for all activities until further notice. The All Seasons Center office will be open during regular hours during this time. The All Seasons Center phone number is (712) 722-4FUN.

Library Services

The Sioux Center Public Library is now closed, but they will be offering curbside service as well as online resources. For curbside service, call (712) 722-2138 or email or reserve items in the online catalog. For more information, call the library at (712) 722-2138 or visit the library website.

Recreation trail and parks

The Sioux Center recreation trail remains open and the parks remain open for limited use. Park equipment is not sanitized. Please practice personal hygiene and 6-foot social distancing and stay home when sick.

Other City Services

A listing of other commonly used City Services can be found online at and, as always, you can call us at (712) 722-0761 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

For up-to-date information on coronavirus in Iowa: Iowa Department of Public Health

If you have questions about our procedures, please call us at (712) 722-0761.

Thank you for your patience as we work together to promote community health and safety.

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