In an emergency when county snowplows are needed to open a road, contact the Sheriff’s Office, 641-394-4171 (emergency only).
In non-emergency situations, contact either the County Engineer’s Office, 641-394-2321, or the County Garage, 641-394-4413.
Expectant mothers are encouraged to let us know their locations so we can direct our plows to open the roads leading to their homes as soon as possible after a storm.
Adequate visibility to assure safety when entering county roads from private entrances is the responsibility of the property owner. The owner should cut brush and tall grass as necessary to be able to see approaching traffic
A permit is required from the county engineer’s office for any work that is to be performed within secondary road right of way. This includes various tasks such as ditch cleaning, placement of new driveways, driveway extensions, filling in ditches, etc.
Placement or burying rocks, broken concrete or any other foreign matter in county ditches or within secondary road right of way is NOT allowed. Anyone placing such debris will be notified by letter to remove it. Failure to respond to such letter within a timely manner, will provide cause for official notice to remove the debris within 48 hours. After the 48-hour notice, the debris will be removed under the direction of the engineer’s office with the costs assessed to the adjacent property owner.
Farm cropping within secondary road right of way is NOT allowed. Anyone farming within county right of way will be notified to reseed the road right of way within a timely manner. Any future cropping of the road right of way will result in the destruction of the crop.
If any questions, please call Dusten Rolando at 641-394-2321.