IMPORTANT If you live or work in Harrison County, please complete this brief survey.


It's regarding the formation of a Long Term Recovery Group for Harrison County. (disaster mitigation) Organizing and finding resources available, and what needs to be developed. Even if your answers are 'no', your voice needs to be heard. All info will be kept confidential, someone will contact you if you express an interest in helping.

Thank you!

TO THE CITIZENS OF HARRISON COUNTY: If you received damages from the flooding event beginning March 13, 2019, including rural areas, please contact your city officials or Harrison County EMA. Include your name, address, contact information, and brief description of damages. If you have previously registered, it is not required to do so again. A damage assessment team will be in contact.

Thank you,

Harrison County EMA

(712) 644-2353


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Presidential Disaster Declaration Click Here The third Website in the Presidential Disaster Declaration can be reached by clicking https://www.floods2019.iowa.gov/

SNOW REMOVAL REMINDERS The City of Missouri Valley is reminding property owners that it is their responsibility to clean off their sidewalks within 24 hours after accumulation. The City encourages citizens to clean around mailboxes and fire hydrants that are on their property.

When shoveling, snow blowing or plowing sidewalks, driveways or parking areas, the snow should not be pushed or blown into the street, piled where it obstructs visibility at intersections for drivers or pedestrians, or where it blocks traffic signs. It is the responsibility of the property owner to haul snow piles from their property. It may be taken to the City yard waste site.

Vehicles parked on the street need to be moved within 24 hours after snowfall to clear areas so the streets can be plowed.

Ash Tree Treatment and Permit Click here for more information.

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LAWN CARE REMINDERS The City of Missouri Valley reminds all property owners to keep their lawns well maintained and the grass height under control.
If the City receives a complaint about tall grass/weeds, the property will be inspected to verify the complaint. In the event the property owner fails to mow after receiving an abatement notice, the City will take necessary steps to abate the nuisance and the property owner will be billed for the cost plus an administrative fee of $100.
If a property owner fails to keep the property mowed after the first abatement notice, the City can mow the property without additional notice and assess the costs to the owner.
Do not blow grass clippings into street as this clogs the City’s Storm Water Drain System.

It is unlawful for any person to throw or deposit on any street or alley any glass, glass bottle, nails, tacks, wire, cans, trash, garbage, rubbish, litter, offal, leaves, grass or any other debris likely to be washed into the storm sewer and clog the storm sewer, or any substance likely to injure any person, animal or vehicle.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.369)

Information For the latest information on the Willow Creek/Boyer River Section 205 Flood Management Study, Click here

The City of Missouri Valley is asking for help from our citizens. There has been quite a lot of illegal dumping in and around the recycling bins. “Illegal dumping” is anything that isn’t allowed in the bins such as garbage, appliances, or oil. Anyone caught illegally dumping will be subject to a fine. If anyone sees this activity, please report it to the Missouri Valley Police Department. Cleaning up somebody else’s mess costs the City and ultimately the citizens.

There also has been an increase in the number of people walking their dogs in the City Park and the cemetery who are not cleaning up after the animals. This is also subject to a fine for the offender.

Please help keep your community clean and a nice place to live.

Missouri Valley, Iowa is nestled along the Loess Hills Scenic Byways, the historic Lincoln Highway and at the intersection of I-29 and Highway 30. It is 25 miles north of Omaha, NE and Council Bluffs, IA and is the largest city in Harrison County.

Missouri Valley was first known as St. John’s Township and was originally located about one mile south of its present day location. Despite efforts by residents of St. John’s Township to bring the railroad through this settlement, the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad decided to go north to avoid the low level land in the area. This development was largely due to John I. Blair, one of Iowa’s most prominent railroad promoters.

Most of the businesses and residents of St. John’s Township realized the potential of the newly constructed railroad and moved to be closer to it. Therefore, in 1871 Missouri Valley was established. It continued to develop and became an intersection to three railroads; The Cedar Rapids, the Missouri River Railroad, later known as the Chicago and Northwestern, and the Sioux City and Valley Railroads. This intersection of trade made the local economy grow rapidly. By the early 1900’s the population had grown to over 4,000.

The City of Missouri Valley today is still a thriving community. It is the home of the Missouri Valley Community School District, eight churches, three banks, several nationally known businesses, a variety of shops and restaurants. We host several events throughout the year including The Harrison County Fair, Harvest Fest Kids Celebration, A Gospel Sing, and several car shows/swap meets just to name a few.

The City welcomes newcomers and visitors alike. Whether you are relocating or just visiting, our community would like to welcome you. Please explore our web site to discover the many enjoyable family activities we have to offer.

Missouri Valley has many attractions and activities for families and friends of all ages. Missouri Valley has an agressive

Chamber of Commerce The Chamber is located in the West side of the Rand Center on South 4th Street. The chamber's website is www.missourivalleychamber.com.
, an excellent
public school system Missouri Valley Elementary School
Missouri Valley Middle School
Missouir Valley High School
, and
many amenities. Missouri Valley Library
Missouri Valley Aquatic Center
Watson Train Depot
Variey of Commerce
Home town hospital
Friendly and Couteous City Hall Staff