How can I find out if my property is in a flood zone?

Visit the FEMA Flood Map Service Center at, enter your address, and click 'search'.  Map layers may take a few moments to load.  Flood hazard areas are typically noted as 'Zone A' and highlighted in a light-blue color.   Map revisions, amendments, and revalidations are also available at this link.  Contact local floodplain manager Shawn Christ at 641-673-9431 (ext 5029) or with questions or visit the Development Services Department at City Hall.

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1. Do I need a permit for a fence?
2. Can a fence go on the property line?
3. Can I do my own work on my home and do I need a permit?
4. Do I need a permit for a deck?
5. Do I need a permit for a shed or other accessory building?
6. Do I need a permit to replace my roof?
7. Are frost depth footings required for a detached garage or other accessory building?
8. When do I need a building permit?
9. Where should smoke and/or carbon monoxide detectors be located in my home?
10. Is a permit required for a swimming pool?
11. Where should ground-fault electrical receptacles be located?
12. How do I find out how my property is zoned?
13. Can I have a home-based business?
14. How can I find out if my property is in a flood zone?
15. Who do I contact to tell me where my property lines are?
16. Are chickens allowed within city limits?
17. Are horses allowed within city limits?
18. Are bees allowed within city limits?
19. Do I need a permit outside city limits?