Rental Registration Information

Rental Unit Registrations for the license period of January 1 to December 31, 2017, are due by November 1, 2016. The fee for registration is $25.00 per rental unit and will double to $50.00 per rental unit on January 1, 2017, for failure to timely register. To make the process more convenient for you, we have new methods for registering and paying online by check, cash, or credit card. Please see the links below for more information on how to register and pay online. Paper forms can be picked up at the City Clerk’s office on the first floor of City Hall or on the forms page of the website.
Click here to view the rental registration letter.
Click here to view instructions for registering and paying online.
Click here to access the online registration and payment website.
Click here to access the Rental Unit Registration Permit Form.

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With the FY 2018 budget process underway, the City of Waterloo wants to hear your ideas on priorities, programs, improvements, and organizational processes. Your ideas can be submitted by clicking on the Budget Ideas link and completing the form. We appreciate your input!

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May 13, 2016 Budget information is located under City Records Search.

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Check out April 2016 CMOM Report Summary

Check out 2017's yardwaste & recycle schedule

December 28, 2016 The Waterloo Building Inspection Department offers Residential Contractor Exams for those who want to become a licensed contractor with the City of Waterloo. Read More »

December 14, 2016 City of Waterloo Sanitation Department will once again provide free curbside collection of “real” Christmas trees on normal garbage route days starting Tuesday, January 10th through Friday, January 20th. Please place trees clear of garbage cans to eliminate interference with garbage can pick-up. Trees over 6 feet in length must be cut in half. Trees SHOULD NOT be wrapped in plastic bags, contain any metal, wire, plastic, decorations or bases. Flocked trees, artificial trees, trees with decorations/lights/garland will not be collected. Wreaths and other manufactured products containing wire should be disposed of through regular garbage service. Read More

December 12, 2016 The City of Waterloo 2017 dog and cat licenses and Pat Bowlsby Off-Leash Dog Park passes are now available in the City Clerk’s office, 715 Mulberry St., 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Read More

December 7, 2016 The City of Waterloo’s yard waste disposal site is now closed for the winter season. It will re-open, weather permitting, April 1st. Questions may be directed to the Sanitation Department at (319) 291-4455. Read More


May 9, 2016 FY2017 Annual Action Plan

April 22, 2016 IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sanitation Department will implement One-Side Garbage Collection effective May 1, 2016. Read More

Notice To Bidders

Construction Bids for the FY 2017 City of Waterloo Permeable Alley In the City of Waterloo, Iowa CONTRACT NO. 905

Economic Development Update

Summer 2016 (pdf)

Houses and Vacant Buildable Lots for Sale

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Foundation Drain Disconnect Informational Meeting November 25, 2014 Click here

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