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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are your hours of operation for snow removal?

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Generally, snow removal units will not operate between the hours of 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. on the paved routes and between the hours of 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. on the unpaved roads. See Code of Ordinances.

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Does the county repair damaged mailboxes caused by snow removal?

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Your mailbox and post should be able to withstand potential discharge from snowplows. Please take time, in the Fall of the year to evaluate your mailbox’s integrity. Mailboxes must meet the standards of the United States Postal Service. The County will not replace mailboxes damaged or knocked down by the force of snow thrown from the plow per Code of Ordinances.

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How can I get notifications of information on road closures and construction projects?

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All major road closures and projects can be found here. You can sign up for road notifications here. Statewide information can be found at 511ia.org.

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How do I add a new or widen an existing driveway or field entrance?

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Fill out the Entrance Permit application, found here. Applications can be emailed to engineer@cedarcounty.org or dropped off at the main office. Permits will not be processed until the $25 permit fee is received, and work cannot be started until a field inspection has been completed.

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How do I apply for dust control?

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Residents apply for dust control by contacting one of our approved vendors. Dust control is applied typically in mid-May and June. Per County Policy, dust control season ends on October 15th, and normal blading operations resume.

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I am building a new house. Who do I need to contact?

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Please contact the Zoning Department.

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My E-911 marker needs replaced; who do I call?

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Please call the 911 Coordinator. All other directional signs are handled by the Secondary Roads Department.

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What is Right-of-Way?

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The Road Department possesses an easement in order to maintain the road for public usage. The amount of right-of-way varies from road to road. If you need to know a specific ROW for a road, please call the office at 563-886-6102. Landowners may not place or cause to be placed, an obstruction within any county right-of-way per Iowa Code.

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Who do I call about installing a new septic system?

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Please contact Environmental Health.

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What is the policy on installing supplemental signs like school signs, children at play signs, business signs, etc.?

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Please read our Sign Policy.