Apply For Licenses and Permits

A Digging Permit from Iowa One Call

To reach Iowa One call, call 811 or 1800-292-8989 from any phone to give them your information.
If you are doing the digging yourself, it is your responsibility to call Iowa One Call for a digging permit.
If you have a contractor doing the work for you, it is their responsibility to call Iowa One Call.
Digging permits have a 48 hr. waiting period once they’re called in (to give all businesses time to locate their lines).

If you need a building permit, click here to download one: Building Permit Application
Once completed, return application to the City Offices.
Be sure to include a drawing of proposed addition.

Garbage Service

For residential garbage service information, call the City Offices at 551-2565.

Directions to City Hall

City Hall
1150 Central Ave
Hawarden, IA  51023
712-551-2565

Telephone/Cable/Internet Service

To set up telephone, cable and/or internet service through HiTec (Hawarden’s city-owned service),
contact City Offices at 712-551-2565

Utility Service

Utility Rates 
Utility Application

To sign up for, or inquire about, utilities please either visit the City Offices, 1150 Central Ave, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Mon. thru Fri., or call 712-551-2565.

Alcohol/Beer/Liquor

Information is available at Hawarden City Hall.
Filing must be done online with the Alcohol-Beverage Division.

Bonfires/Open Burning

No permits required. Must obey specifications. Info is available at Hawarden City Hall.

Solicitor’s License

This license must be applied for at Hawarden City Hall between 7:30 am & 4:30 pm; Monday thru Friday.

Tobacco/Cigarette License

This license must be applied for at Hawarden City Hall between 7:30 am & 4:30 pm; Monday thru Friday.

Electrical Contractor’s License

Inquire with the State of Iowa.

Mechanical Contractor’s License

Inquire with the State of Iowa.

Plumbing Contractor’s License

Inquire with the State of Iowa.

Boards and Commissions

Visit Hawarden City Hall for information on applying to serve on Boards and Commisions.

Click here for:  Elected & Appointed Boards

Library Card

Click here to apply for a library card.