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Heavy rains wash out playgrounds and ball fields

Heavy rains wash out playgrounds and ball fields

Penn Meadows, Beaver Kreek and Quail Ridge playground surface areas, and the ball fields are washed out due to the heavy rain this week. The parks crew is working to hopefully have them all repaired for the weekend. Thank you for your patience.

Splash Pad Closed

Splash Pad Closed

The Penn Meadows Park splash pad is temporarily closed while the parks department awaits parts. It is expected to open again for the weekend.

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Codes & Ordinances

Online Code of Ordinances

The Code of Ordinances are the law passed by the North Liberty City Council. A new ordinance requires three readings, each with an affirmative vote by a majority of the city council. The City of North Liberty’s Code of Ordinances is maintained and available online through American Legal Publishing.

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Parking Restrictions

North Liberty’s parking regulations require vehicles to park within 18 inches of the curb for less than 48 hours. It is prohibited for vehicles to be parked on public streets for sale, repair (except for emergency), advertising or merchandise sales.

Generally, parking is prohibited in crosswalks, on or across sidewalks, in front of a driveway, within five feet of a fire hydrant, 10 feet of a stop sign or signal, 20 feet of mailboxes, 50 feet of a railroad crossing, and 20 feet of a fire station driveway. Also, please note that no street parking is permitted on streets during snow emergencies.

Additionally, parking restrictions have been applied to several streets in North Liberty, primarily due to safety concerns.

Parking Regulations

Parking limitations are as follows (last updated on As of July 11, 2017):

  • Parking on Zeller Street will be prohibited on the north side of the street on even-numbered days between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and will be prohibited on the south side of the street on odd-numbered days between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
  • Parking is prohibited at all times on both sides of Juniper Court from Hackberry Street to Juniper Street.
  • Parking is prohibited on Heritage Place on the north side of the street on even-numbered days between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and on the south side of the street on odd-numbered days between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
  • Parking is prohibited at all times on both sides of Jones Boulevard.
  • Parking is prohibited at all times on the north side of Dickinson Drive from Dubuque Street east to the intersection with Whitman Avenue.
  • Parking is prohibited on the east side of Mark Twain Court abutting Lots 14 and 16 on even-numbered days between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and on the south and west side of said street abutting Lots 13 through 19 on odd-numbered days between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
  • Parking is prohibited at all times on both sides of Front Street from Dubuque Street north to the city limits.
  • Parking is prohibited on the east side of Front Street between Cherry Street south to Zeller Street on even-numbered days between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and on the west side of Front Street between Cherry Street south to Zeller Street on odd-numbered days between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
  • Parking is prohibited at all times on both sides of Front Street from Zeller Street south to the city limits.
  • Parking is prohibited at all times on both sides of Penn Street.
  • Parking is prohibited at all times on the north and east sides of Prairie Ridge Road between Sugar Creek Lane and Zeller Street and is also prohibited on the south side of Prairie Ridge Road from a point one hundred eighty-five feet west of the intersection with Sugar Creek Lane east to the intersection with Sugar Creek Lane.
  • Parking is prohibited at all times on both sides of Sugar Creek Lane from Zeller Street south to the intersection with Fairview Lane, except that parking is permitted on the east side of Sugar Creek Lane from Westwood Drive to Fairview Lane.
  • Parking is prohibited at all times on both sides of Hawkeye Drive between Highway 965 and Spartan Drive.
  • Parking is prohibited at all times on both sides of Westwood Drive.
  • Parking is prohibited at all times on both sides of Dubuque Street from Main Street north to the city limits; and from a point one hundred feet south of the intersection with Cherry Street south to the city limits.
  • Parking is prohibited at all times on both sides of Liberty Way.
  • Parking is prohibited at all times on both sides of Cherry Street from the CRANDIC railroad crossing west to the intersection of Highway 965, and on the south side of Cherry Street west from Highway 965 to its westerly termination.
  • Parking is prohibited at all times on the east side of Emily Street and on the cul de sac.
  • Parking is prohibited at all times on the east side of Hodge Street.
  • Parking is prohibited at all times on the west side of Jessie Street and anywhere on the two extensions on the east side and west side of Jessie Street.
  • Parking is prohibited at all times on the east side of Molly Street.
  • Parking on the north side of East Hickory Street is prohibited at all times in sections between posted signs, and on the south side of East Hickory Street where posted at the inside corner approximately two hundred feet east of Front Street.
  • Parking is prohibited at all times on the west side of Park View Court from the intersection of Zeller Street to a point five hundred feet south.
  • Parking is prohibited at all times on the east side of North Stewart from the intersection of Penn Street to a point three hundred feet south.
  • Parking is prohibited at all times on the side of Elm Ridge Drive adjacent to the properties with even-numbered addresses.
  • Parking is prohibited at all times on the side of Elm Ridge Court adjacent to the properties with odd-numbered addresses.
  • Parking is prohibited at all times on the side of Hawthorne Place adjacent to the properties with odd-numbered addresses.
  • Parking is prohibited at all times on the side of Maple Street adjacent to properties with even-numbered addresses.
  • Parking is prohibited at all times on both sides of Lions Drive.
  • Parking is prohibited at all times on both sides of Hawkeye Drive.
  • Parking is prohibited at all times on both sides of Commercial Drive.
  • Parking is prohibited at all times on both sides of Progress Street.
  • Parking is prohibited at all times on both sides of 240th
  • Parking is prohibited at all times on both sides of Kansas Avenue.
  • Parking is prohibited at all times on both sides of Alexander Way.
  • Parking is prohibited at all times on both sides of Herky Street from its intersection with Penn Street south a distance of nine hundred and ten feet.
  • Parking is prohibited at all times on both sides of Stoner Court.
  • Parking is prohibited at all times on both sides of Community Drive.
  • Parking is prohibited at all times on both sides of Lininger Lane.
  • Parking is prohibited at all times on both sides of Penn Court on both the North and West parts of the street.
  • Parking is prohibited at all times on the south side of Devmont Court.
  • Parking is prohibited at all times on the south side of East Jefferson Street.
  • Parking is prohibited at all times on the south side of Juniper Street.
  • Parking is prohibited at all times on the north side of Hackberry Street.
  • Parking is prohibited at all times on both sides of Highway 965.
  • Parking is prohibited at all times on the west side of Main Street.
  • Parking is prohibited at all times on the south side of 236th Street between Progress Street and North Jones Boulevard and on the north side of 236th Street from Progress Street to the west 140 feet.
  • Parking is prohibited at all times on both sides of 238th Street between Progress Street and North Jones Boulevard.
  • Parking is prohibited on both sides of Vandello Drive between Front Street and Cook Circle; on the north side of Vandello Drive between Cook Circle and Sadler Drive; and on both sides of Vandello 60 feet from its intersection with Sadler Drive.
  • Parking is prohibited on the west side of Cook Circle.
  • Parking is prohibited on the south side of Pheasant Lane from Scales Bend Road to Highway 965.
  • Parking is prohibited on the north side of Pheasant Lane from Scales Bend Road to Timber Wolf Drive through the duration of the Highway 965 Project.
  • Parking is prohibited on Birch Street, from Front Street west approximately 320 feet to the first Stewart Street intersection.
  • Parking is prohibited on the west side of Rachael Street from the intersection of Blue Sky Drive to the south to the end of the street.
  • Parking is prohibited on the south side of Ashley Court from the intersection with Highway 965 to the eastern end, at the railroad property.
  • Parking is prohibited on the north side of Juniper Street from the intersection with Dubuque Street for 228 feet to the west.

Pet Regulations

All cats and dogs in North Liberty must be licensed with the City as soon as they reach four months of age. If you adopt a pet, it should be licensed immediately.

Stop by City Hall (3 Quail Creek Circle) and fill out a short form to license your pet. You can submit via mail. (Click here to download PDF of the form) If spayed or neutered, the fee is $2 per pet per year; otherwise the fee is $25 per pet per year. You will be issued a license tag, which will be used to identify your pet and make sure it is safely returned to you if it is ever lost. Tags are valid for the issuance calendar year. By mailing in the fee and form, City Hall will send you the license.

All pets six months or older must also be vaccinated against rabies. Your vet will provide you with a tag at the time of immunization. For your pet’s safety, it should always be wearing both the rabies and license tags.

Pets at large

Any pet found at large, and any pet considered to be a public nuisance, may be seized and impounded. Owners may retrieve their pet only after the impound, boarding, delinquent license fees and fine for municipal infraction are paid in full.

Pick up after your pet

It is unlawful to let your dog or cat use public property, or private property other than your own, as a toilet! You must pick up after your pet, for health and safety reasons. Pet waste bags are provided in our public parks for your convenience.


Sign Restrictions

Most signs in North Liberty require a permit, thought some types are exempt, including official flags and emblems, temporary decorations, other small signs for hours of operation or names and addresses, as well as art.

Additionally, some temporary signs fall have special considerations, including real estate signs, banners, community events and garage sales. The following restrictions apply to garage sale signs:

  • Garage sale signs are permitted in all zones but only on the property to which they apply.
  • Garage sale signs shall be displayed not for more than 48 hours before or more than  four hours after the end of the sale.
  • Such signs shall not be larger than four square feet and no more than 2 signs may be posted for any garage sale.
  • Such signs shall not be located within the street right-of-way between the curb and sidewalk. They shall not be located on gravel shoulders, within landscaped areas or obstructing landscaped areas at street intersections, nor shall they be attached to any traffic control posts or other public structures.
  • A permit is not required for garage sale signs.

All signs, even those that don’t require a permit, fall under some general prohibitions, such as cannot be in the public right-of-way (usually from the sidewalk to the street) or be located off the premises.

Sign Regulations

Snow Restrictions

Snow emergencies automatically go into effect when snow accumulation reaches two inches and can also be declared by the mayor or designee at the mayor’s discretion. During snow emergencies parking is not allowed on any street to ensure streets are clear for effective snow removal and other road maintenance.

Any vehicles in violation of the ordinance may be ticketed and towed without notice. Each 12-hour period that a vehicle is parked or allowed to remain on any street in violation of this section constitutes a separate and distinct offense.

And don’t forget that regardless of whether or not a snowfall triggers a snow emergency or not, residents are required to clear their sidewalks within 48 hours of a snowfall.

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